Every northern girl knows it can be tricky to navigate the awkward in-between season as winter fades into spring. Here in the Midwest, it can be sunny and 65 degrees on the weekend only to suddenly transform back into an arctic tundra by Wednesday. That can be a real headache when you’re picking out your outfit for the day. But no worries, Fashionistas. This item is the bomb when the weather just won’t make up its mind. Pun intended.
The bomber jacket is going to be big for spring this year, ladies. Whether you prefer a feminine piece or a sporty aesthetic, there’s a bomber jacket out there for you. Take a cue from rag & bone’s spring 2016 ready to wear collection for some athletic-chic inspiration. Several oversized bomber jackets floated down the runway in colors ranging from slate gray to electric orange. Can you say too cool for school?
This Fashionista hit the jackpot with a vintage find; an oversized denim bomber jacket with leather sleeves. Not only does it immediately add some varsity vibes to any look, the green sleeves also incorporate a unique color blocking element. She kept the rest of her outfit simple by pairing a black top with textured shorts over tights. The all-black ensemble keeps your attention on the of-the-moment bomber jacket. Hey, sometimes it’s okay to let one item steal the show.
As for accessories, she choose a velvet choker with a simple silver pendent to complement the neckline of the jacket. Some leather Nikes are perfect for walking around campus while adding to the sporty ensemble. Finally, a black suede tote makes lugging textbooks around a little more glamorous.
After this Fashionista told me her jacket was vintage, I was reminded that not all trendy pieces are fresh off the rack or brand spanking new. In fact, some of the coolest items out there have been passed down from mothers to daughters, aunts to nieces or one stranger to another. Take it from this Fashionista: vintage finds can be pretty #RAD.
How To: An oversized bomber jacket is a great piece to help you transition from winter to spring. Wear it now with jeans and a sweater to keep you warm and fashionable. When the snow melts, pair it with a crop top and shorts for some edgy-meets-feminine contrast.