Fashion trends are funny because they come and go so fast. What’s on trend one year may be out the next, then return in 5 years. When bomber jackets started becoming trendy again, I couldn’t believe it. I had a bomber jacket in elementary school. I still remember that I wore it to outdoor school, this overnight field trip that we got to go on at school. Never thought I would be buying one again years later! There are some cheap bomber jackets in the widget below but if you wear a size XXS to S then snag this one from Nordstrom Rack for less than $20!! It looks a lot like the one I’m wearing.
My general philosophy with clothing is to never spend too much when it’s a fast fashion brand or a trendy item. Am I really going to keep this bomber jacket for years? Will I wear it so much that it needs to be great quality? No. I also wasn’t completely convinced that I was cool enough to wear a bomber jacket, haha. Something that isn’t at the top of my shopping wish list also tells me that I probably shouldn’t spend too much on it. So when I saw this jacket on clearance, I felt compelled to add it to my shopping cart to get free shipping. (I know I’m not the only one who does this.)
Sweater: Lucky Brand (similar) | Jeans: ZARA (similar under $60) | Bomber jacket: Wet Seal (Remember this store?? I never shopped there as a teen but actually snagged some pretty cute things from their store closing clearance!) | Sunglasses: Nordstrom (These are my favorite and they’re only $12!) | Shoes: Adidas Stan Smiths |Bucket bag: no brand, similar here (splurge) and here (budget friendly)
It’s still chilly in Seattle even though we’re getting more hints of spring, so I wore a thicker sweater underneath the thin jacket. Can’t go wrong with any pair of sneakers with a bomber either. If you haven’t caught on already, I’m a huge fan of comfort hence the Stan Smiths. Definitely basic, but so comfortable. The resemblance to orthopedic shoes is uncanny…
My advice for people who are on the fence about a trendy piece? Skip it unless you find it for a good price. Spend more on versatile, timeless pieces. If a bomber jacket isn’t your thing, try a leather or suede moto jacket. I have found mine to be one of my most worn pieces. Here are some bomber jackets that I found at really reasonable prices if you’re shopping for one!
Hope you all are having a great week!