Some people love shoes while others love handbags. As for me, I have a terrible obsession with jackets and especially the diversity of bomber jackets. This creation from aviation history is continually being revamped for mainstream pop culture. New cuts are constantly seen on the runways at fashion week and in collections by contemporary designers. Southern California weather is not very conducive to this infatuation of mine, but it seems warm weather doesn’t stop Asia stylesetters from donning outerwear.
There’s nothing like an awesome childhood throwback to get my attention. I love Peanuts, so seeing a jacket with Snoopy splashed all over has me on Google trying to find who designed it. Prints are a great way to make your personality shine. It’s human nature to want to express ourselves and some of us love to do so through what we wear.
Minimalist styles are always a smart option if you’re not into flamboyant prints. Textures like quilting and woven jacquard can add some punch to an otherwise quiet design. I appreciate the bright contrast of the collar on this jacket as a standout feature against muted blue.
Here’s a perfect example of a more contemporary approach, perhaps even a bit on the avant garde side. While keeping the standard clean lines and solitary zip closure, this jacket forgoes the shorter length and elastic bottom hem. The longer cut and flowing fabric is reminiscent to sporting a lightweight trench coat. With this you get the best of both classics in one.
Finally, a superb way to combine my love for jackets with this SoCal summer heat is a completely sheer bomber. Not only does it provide a creative gateway to showcasing fun prints and colors underneath, a cool breeze can still be felt, making this style of bomber jacket ideal for warm climates.
— STORY BY MIN A. LEE.
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