How To Style A Bomber Jacket For Fall

If you’ve gotten tired of the same straight-shaped coats and cardigans, a bomber jacket is a great piece to add to your wardrobe, as it offers a little more space in your arms and a radically different silhouette. A lighter alternative to a down jacket, the bomber is comfortable, warm and super stylish. And yes, it can be styled in a feminine and flattering way!

One of the coolest features of the bomber jacket is that you can find one in almost any material, pattern or color (just have a look at 17 of our favorites here!)

Also a key component of a fall capsule wardrobe, the bomber jacket will work alongside the rest of your fall basics to create adorable and fun outfits we’ve been waiting all year to wear. You can wear it with a dress, jeans, leggings, boots, sneakers – it’s also a great layer for teachers!

The bomber jacket is definitely worth the space in your closet, especially as a transition piece from summer to fall, or even winter to spring! He is light, versatile and effortless. But how do you style it?


Especially in the cool autumn weather, athleisure clothing is ideal for running errands or picking up the kids from school. A bomber jacket is the perfect layer to wear over your leggings and sweater for an elevated look at the supermarket, especially if you choose a quilted or even shiny satin coat.


I know we’ve seen a lot of monochromatic looks heading into the fall season and they can be intimidating to put together, so let me remind you that anything can be used in a monochromatic, off-duty model. Of course, this includes the bomber. An all-black monochromatic look with a bomber jacket is very LA girl chic, while earth tones are soft and autumnal. Feel free to alternate colors too or use boots and accessories to add contrast to a monochromatic look. Even simple layered necklaces or a hat are great pieces to add dimension to your outfit!

A tip for you: to avoid looking like you stepped out of the set of Top Gun, stay away from a monochromatic olive green or army green look. Although a green jacket can definitely be styled in other ways this fall!

Day or night

One of the best parts of the bomber is its versatility. While you can easily wear it over your gym wear or running errands, it’s also perfect for a night out. Whether you typically wear an LBD or jeans and a blouse, a nice bomber jacket can have the same fit as a chic blazer, just a little less business casual!

A simple white tank top can be instantly elevated with the addition of a bomber jacket, which is a super cute look for shopping, brunch, or the pumpkin patch this fall! Corduroy is a popular fabric for trousers, jackets and bomber jackets, so I recommend using that fabric somewhere in your look too!

For a bolder version of your favorite jacket, try a satin or even leather bomber jacket. It’s edgy, oversized and comfortable. Lorelai Gilmore would approve!


High-waisted trousers have long been a staple in the closet and will continue to be a much-loved style throughout the fall. If you were looking for a way to wrap up and still show off the high-waisted silhouette, the cropped bomber jacket is the perfect compromise.

And if you’re looking for a sporty and fun jacket for fall, the athletic bomber jacket is reminiscent of your high school varsity jacket, but cooler. Paired with high-waisted jeans that highlight your silhouette and a pair of white sneakers, this outfit is perfect for college!

Closing thoughts

In addition to coats and chunky loafers, add a bomber jacket to your fall wardrobe this season. Now the question is: how are you going to style it?

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