STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bombs Away

As the Windy City is becoming, well windy, it’s time to bundle up! I was so excited when I came across this Fashionista on campus wearing the classic bomber jacket, because she did not wear it in the typical way. Instead, she put her own twist to it. The bomber jacket can easily go from day-to-night and add edge to any look. It can go with practically everything. It is basically the perfect jacket. Who knew this trendy jacket has been around for over 90 years? And nowadays we take what started off as leather jackets in the military to the streets.

You may think of: Top Gun, Grease or Happy Days when you think of a leather bomber jacket, but this Fashionista wore her jacket just right and allows her to escape the image of the tough men. She added an edgy look to the feminine printed skirt, which is a look I love. Some people may feel the two styles do not go together, but for class in the city, this Fashionista made it happen. Topshop sells a very similar bomber jacket, or if you want to add some more edge this Topshop for Nordstrom studded blazer is fabulous!

Bomber Jackets have been around for many, many years and they have made appearances in numerous TV shows and movies. The runways at New York Fashion Week have been filled with all sorts of leather bombers from many designers. This jacket is not going anywhere, so stock up on all the different styles and looks that this classic jacket has to offer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bombs Away

The weather is constantly changes this time of year at Kent State University. One day it can be a sunny 60 degrees and the next day it will be 32 degrees and overcast. This means that Fashionistas must find a coat that can transfer from winter to spring over night. A leather bomber jacket is the perfect jacket for Northeast Ohio’s ever-changing weather.

The leather bomber is a staple piece that should be in every Fashionista’s closet. The original bomber jacket can be traced to the “bomber” pilots in the Royal Flying Corps in Belgium and France during WWI. It has since migrated into fashion and was seen recently on the runway from designers like Elie Tahari and ADAM

This Fashionista is wearing the perfect leather bomber for when the weather keeps changing between warm and cold. I loved her bomber jacket, as it is a cropped bomber, which was a great spin on the classic jacket. This day was especially cold for this time of year with the high being only 35 degrees. For warmth this Fashionista added a chunky knit scarf that matched her brown leather bomber jacket. Her flowing top adds a feminine touch to the outfit and gives her look an overall balanced feel. Finally, she adds her leather knee high boots and tote bag to complete the look. 

This Fashionista’s bomber came from Impulse at Macy’s and is a little pricey for the typical CollegeFashionista’s budget. For a similar jacket try the Queen of the Road jacket from Modcloth. If you want a more classic bomber look try this jacket from Topshop. 

Hint: Don’t forget to accessorize your bomber. The accessories are what allow the jacket to transfer from warm to cold so easily. For warmth on cold days add a knit scarf like this one from Fossil for Macy’s. On warmer days add a simple pair of leather boots to complete your outfit. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bomb

Put away your ski hats and earmuffs, this week’s style trend is a hat that doesn’t sacrifice style for warmth. Today’s Fashionisto is sporting the uber-trendy bomber hat. His classy peacoat and brightly patterned scarf combination successfully wards off unexpected Georgia snow showers, while still keeping fashion alive.

He picked up his hat from Urban Outfitters, but these hats can be found all over the place in a plethora of exciting styles. Try a full fur rendition if you're a bolder Fashionista/o, or if you’re trying to embrace your inner lumberjack, try a hat with a flannel exterior.

I suggest pairing your bomber hat with other wintery accessories. I’m thinking fur-lined winter boots, a bulky scarf or knitted mittens. Also, experiment with jackets to find the look you like best. Mimic today's Fashionisto’s polished look with a peacoat, or throw on a fur coat or vest for a look that's even more glam. Aiming for a more casual look? Pair your hat with a distressed utility jacket or a thick flannel shirt.

No matter which style you choose you can be sure that your head will be nice and warm this winter.
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bombs Away

Giving the essential bomber jacket a boost of color, this Fashionista dawns brights and whites in perfect contrast. Playing off the magenta clutch and playing up a simple cr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *