Spring weather brings beautiful blooming flowers, wonderful scents and some pretty questionable weather. From rain and fog to the occasional sleet storm fueled by still-cold temps, if there's one thing your spring wardrobe calls out for it's a jacket. But what jacket? A boyfriend blazer? A rain slicker? A short pea coat? Chances are you've got one of each.
But we've got our eye on one that pairs style with function, depending of course on which version you buy. The "bomber" jacket was originally made during WWII when bomber planes weren't air proof and were extremely cold to be in at high altitudes. American (and British) armies issued these thick leather jackets lined with sheepskin and slik to their pilots to help keep them warm on missions. The jackets, of course, gained an ultra cool cachet and were handed down from pilot to sons, becoming part of America's fashion history. Cut to 2013, Givenchy and Alexander Wang create their own versions, amongst other high-end designers, retail stores follow suit. As we're shopping for our perfect spring bomber, we thought we'd share some of our favorites.
The styling in this photo is pretty flawless as is, we love the idea of shorts with a spring-colored leather bomber. The flowing, loose fabric of the shorts is well paired with a structured jacket. Though matching the sleeves and shorts color is a bit matchy-matchy, try another light neutral instead.
$725 at Neiman Marcus.
Metallic rose gold makes me think of what would happen if sunshine, a rainbow and the stars all collided. We think this would look amazing with any LD in your closet, whether it's an LBD, LWD or some other solid hue.
$2,495 at Bloomingdales.
Into cropped styles, but not showing your midriff skin? You're not alone. Maybe a cropped jacket is in order. We can see this with a simple spring maxi.
$995 at Burberry.
Okay, so we neglected to mention the varsity bomber in the intro. It's not everyone's taste, but it does have its place among casual Saturday strolls in rolled-up skinnies and Chuck Taylors.
$90 at Topshop.
This jacket is something that will be a closet mainstay with everything you wear, EVERYTHING, for years to come. We didn't even know a trend could come out this classy until we peeped this jacket. Love the double zipper action that allows you to show off what you have underneath while still saying covered up.
$3,739 at My Theresa.
Got a basic look that needs a serious pop of color? This nylon jacket should do the trick.
$39 at Dillards.
Linen is a personal favorite of mine for summer and spring. The way it sexily wrinkles in the most casual way is the epitome of cool. Mix in a bomber cut and you've got instant chic.
$34.96 at New York & Co.