Embracing the transitional seasons, bomber jackets, especially those adorned with padding or quilting, emerge as a genuine sartorial blessing. Striking the delicate balance of shielding against the chill without compromising on comfort or adding unnecessary bulk, these jackets reveal a remarkable versatility.
Whether casually draped over post-gym workout gear during errands or utilized to infuse a touch of laid-back sophistication into a more formal ensemble, the bomber jacket establishes itself as a wardrobe chameleon, effortlessly adapting to all occasions.
The vivid image of Sarah Jessica Parker on the SAG-AFTRA picket line, donned in a quilted bomber jacket, resides rent-free in my mind. In the realm of style, where Carrie Bradshaw garners acclaim for her fantastical fashion, Parker takes a different route, consistently embracing the art of outfit repetition with her trusty basics.
However, against the brisk yet sunlit backdrop of New York City streets, Parker meticulously curated a casual ensemble—light-wash denim elegantly cuffed at the hem, slouchy suede boots, sleek black sunglasses, and a crossbody bag. Yet, it was the pièce de résistance that seized my attention—a quilted bomber jacket.
A quick Google search revealed its unexpected origin—a $65 men’s Dickies find, mirroring a style recently sported by Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live—a style twin revelation certainly not anticipated. This very 90s alternative throwback is both affordable and indispensable in every cool girl’s wardrobe, especially for those brisk 50-degree days—an ideal companion for a hot girl walk.
Recovering fashion blogger and Founder of NYC-based creative consultancy, Hashtag Lifestyle.