How to Make the Most of Your Bomber Jacket

From the runway to the racks of your favorite high-street fashion brands, the satin pilot-inspired style is everywhere. See how to wear one every day for a week. Not kidding.

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In the realm of outerwear, satin and silk bomber jackets are the new black. They are all over the runways (at Gucci, Chloé, Saint Laurent, and more) and the streets of all the most stylish cities. As a result, some of our favorite high-street go-tos—Zara, Topshop, Asos—have capitalized on the colorful, embroidered styles.

Caroline Daur wearing her olive Zara bomber jacket during Paris Fashion Week fall/winter 2016/2017. Photograph courtesy of Christian Vierig/Getty Images
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We not only love them for their aesthetic appeal (what's not to like about bright satin decorated with pretty flowers?), but also for their versatility. They work with virtually anything, whether it's a fancy slip dress, a pair of track pants, even a bathing suit.

Here, we've mapped out seven different ways to wear a bomber jacket—one for each day of the week. If you're not already hooked, we think you might be in the very near future.

Monday: July 4th Pool Party

Yes, July 4th is on a Monday this year and with this Maje varsity-style jacket on your back, you are bound to be the best-dressed at the party. Wear it with a crocheted maillot and your trusty denim cutoffs for the ultimate summer look.

Varsity-Style Two-Tone Satin Jacket, $325, maje.com
Laharia Chevron Crochet Swimsuit by She Made Me, $191, matchesfashion.com
Moto Embroidered Mom Shorts, $60, topshop.com
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Blue Denim Marina Sandals by Charlotte Olympia, $149, ssense.com.

Tuesday: Workout Session

Too much partying means it's time to hit the gym. Pair a bomber with track-style sweats and tri-color sneakers. While we don't always suggest keeping your workout look on all day, this one is just too cute to take off.

Two-in-One Reversible Sateen Bomber Jacket, $160, topshop.com
Side Stripe Peg Trousers, $58, topshop.com
Women's Ascend White/Black/Cosmic Grey Sneakers, $185, athleticpropulsionlabs.com
Metro Medium Quilted Patent-Shell Tote by MZ Wallace, $215, netaporter.com.

Wednesday: At the Office

It's tough to go back to work after a holiday weekend, but the fact that you can wear your shiny new bomber jacket should make it a little bit easier to digest. Pair it with a nautical-blue pencil skirt and a modest heel that's polished and professional.

Varsity Satin Bomber Jacket by Tommy Hilfiger, $502, mytheresa.com.
Pencil Skirt with Belt, $70, zara.com.
Lace-Up Pointed High Heel Shoes, $60, zara.com.
Leather Pouch by Comme des Garçons, $135, netaporter.com.

Thursday: Date Night

There are so many things to love about this Diesel option. Not only is it reversible, but it features intricate embroidery on both the front and the back. Throw it over a metallic romper and accent the look with patent-leather pumps, for a date-night look that you'll want to wear on repeat.

G-Absol-F Jacket by Diesel, $398, diesel.com
Metallic Pleated Playsuit, $68, topshop.com
Wilbur Patent-Leather Pumps by Jimmy Choo, $795, netaporter.com
Milner Nano Envelope Leather Cross-Body Bag by Sophie Hulme, $300, matchesfashion.com.

Friday: Afternoon Shopping

A day of shopping calls for a comfortable look composed of pieces that speak to your personal style. After all, how else can you tell if a prospective purchase will work with the rest of your wardrobe? Grab your favorite jeans and your bomber jacket—simple as that.

Sateen MA1 Bomber Jacket, $115, topshop.com
Mid-Rise Bootcut Jeans, $70, zara.com
Princetown Floral Duchesse Slipper, $595, gucci.com
Leather Crossbody Bag with Buckle, $50, zara.com.


Saturday: An Evening Affair

Not everyone will agree that a bomber jacket is a suitable option for a Saturday evening affair. There is some truth to that—not just any jacket will work in this case. Yours doesn't have to be as extravagant as the Gucci embroidered number below (we're just including it for inspiration because quite frankly it's the same price as a hatchback), but when the right one is worn over a floor-length slip dress, a fancy topper can elevate your look to a new level.

Embroidered Silk Bomber by Gucci, $3,500, gucci.com
Racquel Silk Slip Dress by Equipment, $279, matchesfashion.com
NearlyNude Suede Sandals by Stuart Weitzman, $400, netaporter.com
Armure Micro Studded Wrap Choker by Fallon, $70, fallonjewelry.com.


Sunday: Brunch (Naturally)

A late-night affair often results in you have little to no energy to put into getting dressed for mid-morning brunch. That's OK! Take your trusty bomber jacket for yet another spin, and wear it with a button-down denim skirt and flat sandals. Don't forget your sunglasses: it's bright out there.

Printed Bomber Jacket, $90, zara.com


Moto Vintage Wash Button Front Skirt, $55, topshop.com


Flat Casual Sandals, $70, zara.com
Atlas 4 Sunglasses by Westward Leaning, $185, westwardleaning.com.

From: Seventeen
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