Welcome to the first instalment of “Fashion 3 ways”* — our take on cool styles you can mix up three different ways. Like the trusty bomber, which can be dressed up, dressed down and turned inside around. As you’ve probably noticed, the jacket has been back in a big way ever since early 2016 thanks to prominent brands heavily featuring them in their collections. Some of the most notable being Vetements’ oversized take on the classic MA-1, Gucci’s heavily embroidered souvenir style bombers and of course, Yeezy’s rather classic version which is sure to make you feel like Pablo. Both effortlessly stylish and comfortable, it’s a jacket you can’t go wrong with. Sure, they’ve been around for a hot minute, but they seem to be disappearing nowhere fast.
Written by Justyna Kitt
Dress it up
Animal and oriental print applique motifs emblazoned hundreds of catwalks during the past few seasons. With Gucci executing the embroidery game arguably the best, it seems the rule is more, more, more. Luckily, you can pick up a patched up bomber by Shake Fashion Mix on the app at a fraction of the price. Enhance the extraness and wear this bomber with a long silk slip and some lace up stilettos, paired with contrasting socks to keep it less prom and more cool. Leave hair bed-head natural for a minimal effort going ‘out out’ look.
Dress it down
If anyone knows how to make a bomber effortlessly cool, it’s Rihanna.
Follow in her oversized and slightly sporty footsteps with this Vintage Corvette version. It’s the perfect size and softness for a casual dressed down look. The jacket takes centre stage in this case, so simply pair with a kick flare jean, and the “Thank You” t-shirt by Ribbed Shop will complement the red perfectly. Slick your hair back and add some big hooped earrings if you feel like accessorising: “your hair looks sexy pushed back!” Cady knows.
Turn it inside around
The beauty of most bombers is that they’re reversible. As the bomber transitioned from the earlier B-15 version (which featured a fur collar), to the popular MA-1 version we know today, it gained the famous fluorescent orange lining. This was added in case of emergencies and plane crashes as it enabled visibility for search parties. The classic fluorescent orange lining as outerwear has been previously seen on the Vetements catwalk. Update the look with reversible bomber from Tzuji. Elevating the orange satin with light reflective flames, you’re sure to look fire in this. Style with some leather trousers and a grey hoodie. Done!
*All the items are available on the app, go check them out!