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“There are more casual varieties and dressier versions in fabrications like silk that make them modern and elevate them,” said style expert Brooke Jaffe. “For fall 2018, my favorite color is black or army green for the bomber. Both colors work easily back in any closet and are fresh with some of fall’s favorite trends.”
For a truly surprising look, pair your bomber with one of the ubiquitous prairie dresses we’re seeing everywhere, or with a leopard skirt and black sweater.
And wait, you think you can only wear a bomber on school runs? Not so fast, dear friends. “If you buy one in a dressier fabric like silk, you can wear it with a fancy skirt! Try and explore color combinations within this winning palette: black, grey, army, leopard. Add a statement crystal necklace for an unexpected punctuation,” said Jaffe.
“The jacket should hit you at your hip — this makes it wearable with your denim. You should think of it as a fashionable update to a classic cardigan,” said Jaffe. “Look for versions that have a banded bottom, because this provides a little more shape and is more flattering on the figure.”
Black bomber jackets
Levi's Women's Wool Blend Rib Knit Bomber Jacket, $90, Amazon
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The slim fit makes this jacket great for indoor and outdoor wear.
ALPHA INDUSTRIES MA-1 W Bomber Jacket, $150, Nordstrom
We love the glossy finish, and the brand's "Remove Before Flight" tag. Ready for takeoff!
MA-1 Bomber Jacket, $50, Uniqlo
Perfectly classic, with an on-trend cropped cut.
Green bomber jackets
Zeagoo Bomber Jacket, $45, Amazon
A timeless green jacket at a price you can't beat.
Camo Bomber Jacket, $79, Torrid
The millennial pink lining gives this jacket a surprisingly feminine touch.
Allegra K Raglan Sleeves Quilted Zip-Up Bomber Jacket, $30, Amazon
The quilted pattern makes this a great option for fall.
Orange bomber jacket
Carhartt Crawford Bomber Jacket, $70, Zappos
This canvas jacket is durable, but also packs a lot of style.
Colorful bomber jackets
Reinventing the Zeal Bomber Jacket, $89, Modcloth
We're totally mad for plaid, and can't wait to add this to our fall and winter clothing arsenal.
STANDARDS & PRACTICES Deja Mesh Bomber, $68, Nordstrom
The flower pattern and mesh fabric make this a truly vivid layering staple.
Long bomber jacket
Steve Madden Women's Long Bomber Jacket, $60, Amazon
We love the sleek cut, and the side detailing. Plus, the color is just so cool.