When it comes to outerwear, pieces like the trench coat and blazer are timeless options, but lately another more playful option has crept onto our radar, and stayed there—the bomber jacket. And although the versatile style has been popular for seasons, when a trend continues to appear and maintain fresh appeal, it’s worth re-examining.
Exhibit A: Olivia Palermo’s silky embroidered Valentino bomber:
A long-time fan of the piece, Palermo was recently spotted in New York, perfectly put together in a bright bomber jacket, graphic sweater, cropped trousers and pointed-toe flats. The polished additions balance the more casual vibe of the bomber, which takes the outfit to a less expected place.
Equally, throw one over a mini skirt and heels to add edge to a feminine look, or swap out your go-to black blazer for a cool bomber that plays to fashion's current streetwear obsession. Palermo shows us how it's done.
Keep scrolling to shop Palermo's exact Valentino bomber, plus more of the latest takes on the style...
Valentino silk, $6,900; at mytheresa.com
Oasis polyester, $113; oasis-stores.com
Opening Ceremony wool and viscose, approx $841; at net-a-porter.com
Mango polyester, $99.95; mango.com
Forever New polyester, $130; forevernew.com.au
Trelise Cooper polyester, $699; trelisecooperonline.com
Witchery nylon and polyester, $199.95; witchery.com.au