If you only buy one jacket this winter, make it an aviator jacket. Ever since Burberry’s military girls stomped their way down the catwalk, fleece-lined, leather aviator jackets have been on everybody’s mind and wish list. And they’re not just limited to one sex, either – they’ve been readily available for females for a few months now, but less so for males. However, Topman recently launched their line of aviator jackets for men, so now there’s no excuse not to have one. They’re so popular, in fact, that H&M’s very own has already sold out.
If you’re not sure about what to wear it with or how to wear it, the remedy is simple: treat it just like a leather jacket. Throw it over a white T-shirt, black leggings and some simple black heels for a sexy, ‘50s rock look. Swap the leggings and heels for some jeans and flats, and you’ve got a sleek daytime look. On those colder days, which we’ve been seeing a lot of recently, layering is a must. This Fashionista has done this just right – the look suggests that little to no effort has been put into creating a great look. She isn’t afraid to mix patterns and stripes – the knitted scarf complements the simple blue-striped top well, and the simple addition of a brown handbag bring out the creams from the scarf.
It’s clear that the key item in this outfit is the jacket – the rest of the outfit are simple pieces which are there to bring the whole look together as one cohesive ensemble. Without the jacket, the look would be mediocre, but with it makes this Fashionista on trend and ready to take on anything Winter throws at her. There will always be an air of cool from wearing a leather jacket, so make sure you’ve got the attitude to match.
Hint: Elle UK feature twelve of the best aviator jackets, as part of this month’s ‘6 of the Best’ feature – my favourite is this Sheepskin Parka from Whistles, but Topshop do a more affordable option that’s just as great.