Sunday, March 13, 2016

Biker > Bomber

I know the fashion powers that be are STILL trying to make bomber jackets happen, but I stand by my opinion that they are so not fetch. Do you know who looks good in a bomber jacket? Maybe this guy?
You know who doesn't look good in a bomber jacket? The rest of us. The recent Fashion Weeks in New York, Paris, London, and Milan all showed a great number of show-goers and street style stars in various iterations of the bomber. Even Olivia Palermo, widely considered to be borderline infallible when it comes to sporting some serious style, hopped on the bomb squad:
Of course she's gorgeous, and the print of the jacket is beautiful, but the shape of it - it just robs her of her shape. Imagine then what it does to the rest of us mortals: total schlumpville.
I say, ditch the bomber jacket, trend be damned, and go with the ever-classic biker jacket. Not only is it perennially cool and flattering on all ages and body types, nowadays it abounds in colors beyond basic black (although you can never go wrong with a black biker). It works as well thrown over a cocktail look as it does with a simple tee and jeans. Since I've already criticized poor Olivia, lets have a look at her again, this time in a biker jacket:

Do you see how flattering the lines of the jacket are, even though she's not even fully wearing it? The points and angles of the lapels and zippers create shape and enhance the figure. And don't even get me started on the luxe leather and swoon-worthy studs...
Below are two takes on the biker in a crisp spring palette...but if you're in the market for something a little different, I'm also loving the options herehere, and here!Biker > Bomber


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