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6 Easy Ways to Style a Bomber Jacket

Just in time for the cooler days ahead!
6 Easy Ways to Style a Bomber Jacket
Just in time for the cooler days ahead!

Coming from menswear and post-war fashion, the bomber jacket found its way into streetwear and the runway, now donned by style stars all over the world.

The bomber jacket can now be found in different styles and fabrics, from nylon and neoprene to leather and satin. Wear it plain, or bedazzle it with gems.


Here are different ways to wear the bomber jacket, for your next style inspiration!

1. Wear it over a dress.

Take the case of this satin purple bomber jacket. Notice how it adds a pop of color to this white bandeau dress and tan boots ensemble.

This outfit is high on sheen—the glossy satin jacket matches this pink satin dress, mixing feminine touches and high-octane style.

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Meanwhile, this souvenir jacket receives the pastel treatment in pink, cream, and teal, adding some structure to her fringe lace dress and boots combo.

This red frock gives a luxurious feel to this outfit, worn under a frilly and textured bomber jacket in white.

A simple, floor-length dress in black gets a casual and street-ready treatment with a gray jacket piled on.

2. Get it in a cropped version.

A basic cropped bomber jacket amplifies any standard model-off-duty look. Pair with straight-leg jeans and black booties to get that relaxed aesthetic.

Black lends an understated elegance. The striped trousers add extra flair to this bomber jacket and turtleneck.

In case you’re looking for ways to add variety to a monochromatic look, don a cropped bomber jacket peppered with studs. Tough girl look coming your way!

A cropped bomber jacket in khaki is a chic play on neutrals and normcore fashion. Don't forget to slip into your Birkenstocks to get the look!


A plain white tee worn with chunky dad sneakers and frayed denim jeans may exude the anti-fashion sentiment of the ‘90s, but the red cropped jacket makes it very much in vogue.

3. Sport bright colors.

This neon orange bomber jacket is this outfit’s statement piece! Its oversized fit also balances out the black cropped top. Pair with sneakers for that streetwear-ready vibe.

If you’re going with a bright color, feel free to wear the rest of your pieces in the same hue. This all-red ensemble easily stands out in a crowd, punctuated by gray flats and a black leather purse.

A vivid hue will stand out even more when worn against pieces in black, like this sunny yellow bomber jacket.

Balance a crop top and mini shorts with an oversized bomber jacket and platform boots.

4. Pair with a skirt.

Aimee Song looks adorable in this cropped bomber jacket paired with an origami mini skirt and heels. The Louis Vuitton lining peeking from the insides adds an interesting break to the monochromatic outfit.


You can never go wrong with black and white. This outfit plays on these contrasts by piling on a black bomber jacket over a white button-down and a leather mini skirt.

Bomber jackets can also dress up feminine outfits! This cropped blue jacket perfectly matches the top, and its high hems show off the skirt’s vibrant print in its full glory. The blue-and-red pairing makes for a well-coordinated 'fit.

5. Don it in military green.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match feminine pieces with sturdier clothing. This post-war replica gets the frilly treatment through ruffled lavender pumps and a purple satchel.

Similarly, this military jacket dresses down this floral printed skirt. Olive boots match the bomber jacket and lend it a more rugged feel.

Play up this bomber jacket in different shades of green, including this jewel-toned turtleneck and shoes.

6. Wear it in different prints.

Patchwork on a bomber jacket can lend an eclectic vibe, especially when worn with colored dresses and boots.


Pink pants add a girly touch to this rugged outfit that features a bomber jacket covered in racing decals.

A bomber jacket can look poised and put together! Take the case of this printed jacket in pink and teal, paired with a lace blouse, denim skirt, and turquoise heels.

This cropped leather bomber jacket in cool hues looks chic against slim-cut pants and a top. Plus points if you, too, can coordinate your eyeshadow with your outfit!

Dress up an athleisure-themed outfit with vintage sunglasses, red lipstick, and slim drawstring pants.

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