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Bombs Away: 8 Of The Best Bomber Jackets

By Bianca O'Neill - 19 May 2016

8 of the best bomber jackets

This week we've been taking in the awesome street style at fashion week in Sydney, and if there's any trend that we've seen emerge this year on fashionistas left, right and centre it's the bomber jacket. Paired back with a floaty dress, or sleek skinnies and a plain white tee, it's one of the most versatile staples for the upcoming cold season.

Here are our picks for the best 8 bomber jackets on offer right now.

#1 Topshop Badged Bomber

If you're looking to kill two birds trends with one stone, this Topshop bomber is your new best friend. Badging has been all over the runways, and street style stars around the world are embracing the micro-trend. Contrast the toughness with a floaty slip in complementary colourways, and add an ankle boot for winter.

#2  Opening Ceremony Yokai Bomber

This reversible embroidered silk-satin bomber jacket is equal parts ironic retro chic, and Margot from The Royal Tenenbaums at a tennis lesson. Get it from ShopBop now—it's already sold out at Net A Porter.

#3 Cue Zip Front Bomber

If you want a classic, Cue's got your back this season. This midnight blue, zip front, gathered bomber also comes in black, and is the best way to enter the bomber market if you're an understated kind of fashion girl. Who said black and blue don't go together?

#4 The Fifth Mercury Bomber

My personal favourite at the affordable end of the spectrum, this basketball-style bomber from FshnBnkr is a classic go-to for the tomboys out there. Style with bed hair, Ray Bans Clubmasters, and a bad attitude.

#5 River Island Khaki Bomber

The one colour that has dominated the bomber trend in 2016 has been khaki, without a doubt—so this River Island gem is the perfect way to embrace the call. Monoblock with a matching khaki number underneath, or add a sleek LBD and heels for the coolest cocktail outfit this side of NYC.

#6 Forever New Donna Bomber

For $109.99, this Forever New bomber is the easiest and cheapest way to dip your toe in the bomber trend—perfect for those looking for a great basic option that has legs for a few seasons. Pair with black ripped denim and some Acne pistol boots and no one will be the wiser.

#7 Perfect Moment Honeycomb Mesh Bomber

If you want to indulge in a bomber this season but you're more of a Kate Middleton than a Rhianna, this Perfect Moment number is the bomber for you. The sweet powder blue and white take on sport luxe works just as perfectly back with a tee and jeans as it does with sleek activewear for a weekend brunch.

#8 Tod's Duchesse Satin Bomber

Ok, my luxe-fashion lovers: this is the ultimate bomber to end all bombers. It's Todd's, so it's clearly an investment piece at $2,655. Yep, about the cost of your first car. BUT LOOK AT IT. It's worth the month's salary for the perfect zipper placement, the perfect rich midnight blue satin, and the perfect neckline. If you're out there, Todd's, my postal address is...

Top photo credit: Dan Castano, @stylesnooperdan

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