13 Bomber Jacket Outfits That Are Effortlessly Cool

It's a street-style staple.

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Hear us out: Spring might just be the best season for outerwear. With the weather warming up, you're not beholden to functionality — looking at you, bulky winter coats — which makes spring the perfect time of year to incorporate statement jackets into your daily outfit rotation. When it comes to the best style of jacket to pair with your fave spring outfits, we are ride-or-die fans of the timeless, but perennially cool, bomber jacket.

Unlike this year's other trendy outerwear options like trench coats and dusters, bomber jackets don't feature floor-sweeping hemlines, which can be a bit daunting. Instead, bombers mainly come in two more manageable lengths: cropped, which instantly snatches your waist thanks to the silhouette of a traditional bomber's shoulders, and oversized, a more comfortable and casual cut with a vintage vibe.

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Despite those distinct differences, both styles are incredibly versatile. Often fabricated in leather or satin, bomber jackets can read ultra-luxe or low-key — and at the end of the day, they all exude street-style cool. Unlike another fave spring outerwear staple, the jean jacket, bomber jackets aren't overtly casual, or do they give off formal vibes.

Whatever your personal aesthetic might be, it'll benefit from a bomber. This could mean adding a sporty finishing touch to a sleek leather look or adding an athletic edge to a flirty sundress, plaid mini skirt, or flowy maxi set. Ahead, you'll find 13 of our favorite bomber jacket outfits that'll keep you feeling warm and looking cool all spring long.

With a Utility Mini Skirt

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We'd never knock a flouncy spring skirt, but for an edgier look, reach for something more Formula One than floral. A utility mini skirt with cargo accents like pockets, pleats, or belting plays nicely with the soft lines of a bomber jacket and brings a rarely seen seriousness to a thigh-skimming hemline (in a good way).
Shop Similar: A.L.C. Conan Cargo Wrap Miniskirt, $350

With Leather Pants

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A pair of leather pants and a matching bomber jacket is a timeless — and head-turning — combination beloved by street style stars like Gigi Hadid. And although it's certainly statement making, you can dress it up or down and wear it to almost any occasion.
Shop Similar: Good American Good Icon Faux Leather Pants, $180

Over a Matching Maxi Set

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Soften a bomber jacket by opting for an airy matching maxi set underneath. Flowy fabrics like chiffon or silk and playful prints or floral patterns tone down even the most rugged of bombers for a look that's perfectly balanced.
Shop Similar: Agua By Agua Bendita Alcachofa Floral Poplin Maxi Skirt, $570, and Agua By Agua Bendita Nectarina Cotton Poplin Crop Top, $380

With Statement Jeans

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If leather or faux leather pants really aren't your thing, you can still evoke off-duty model energy with a pair of statement jeans. We love the energy of a subtle ankle zipper, but other hardware details that stand out to you work just as well.
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With a Long Summer Dress

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Like a matching set, a long summer dress gets a layer of added sophistication when paired with a bomber. To create an effortless boho vibe, opt for a bomber that's got a vintage feel courtesy of distressed details or — or good old fashioned age.
Shop Similar: MILLY Hayden Floral Embroidered Lace Dress, $525

With Spring Pastels & Neons

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One way to invigorate spring pastels is to incorporate the edgy silhouette of a bomber jacket into your outfit, and to include bold shades like neon green or yellow. The brightness of the neon and the cool factor of the bomber will make your pastels anything but expected.
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With Floral Pants

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We celebrate the volume at which these pants shout "I love fashion," while also recognizing that the surrounding ensemble needs to be a bit more understated to let them shine. That's where a boldly colored jacket comes into play. We recommend reaching for one in a solid color that echoes your floral pants of choice without directly matching.
Shop Similar: L'Agence Pilar Pant, $380

With a Sundress

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We love a sundress as is, but we also like adding a bit of punk styling via a bomber. This is one outfit that you really can dress up or down. Go for a rock-and-roll vibe with a pair of combat boots, chunky Mary Janes, or add a pair of heels for an elevated daytime look — you can't go wrong.
Shop Similar: Peony Paper Daisy Smocked Mini Dress, $210 (Originally $260)

With a Denim Top

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For a look that perfectly toes the line between casual and elevated, wear your favorite oversized jacket over a streamlined Canadian tuxedo (that is, denim-on-denim). A denim crop top or bralette plus a pair of baggy or wide-leg jeans is a delightfully on-trend day-to-night look.
Shop Similar: Cotton On Denim Bralette, $30

With a Lacy Midi

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Bomber jackets, regardless of fit, are a great piece of outerwear to pair with a revealing outfit because their cool factor doesn't change depending on how you wear them. Take a lace midi dress featuring paneled cutouts: Whether you pair it with a fully zipped-up bomber, wear the jacket undone, or wear it half-off your shoulders, it's still edgy and glam.
Shop Similar: ASOS Design Velvet Panelled Mesh Midi Dress, $70

With Thigh-High Boots

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Sometimes, all you need is the right jacket and shoes to make an outfit come together. In the case of thigh-high boots and a bomber, you could wear almost anything (or nothing) else and still have a show-stopping fashion moment. Don't worry too much about finding boots that go all the way up the leg; any over-the-knee style, especially in a vibrant color with a matching accessory or two, will work so long as you're comfortable.
Shop Similar: Stuart Weitzman Ultrastuart Over-The-Knee Suede Boots, $950

With a Catsuit & Combat Boots

Bodysuit & Combat Boots

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Who can resist a catsuit? Still casual enough for daywear — especially when worn with a bomber jacket and combat boots — this 'fit is rugged and alluring all at once.
Shop Similar: Mugler Spiral Illusion Inset Catsuit, $1,330, and See by Chloé Mallory Biker Ankle Boot, $575.

With a Plaid Skirt

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The plaid skirt has gone through a hundred reinventions. But somehow, it always takes on the aesthetic of the look it's paired with, making it an ideal canvas for the bomber jacket. Don't worry about the length of the plaid skirt in this case, instead focusing on silhouette: An A-line will create more visual contrast with a puffier bomber while pleats are more likely to blend in.
Shop Similar: Sandro Maryjane Denim Trim Tweed Skirt, $148 (Originally $295)

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