Sunday, March 31, 2013
THE BOMBER JACKET
Bomber Jacket Zara
Over-the-Knee Suede Boots Clarks
Belt TK Max
You are probably aware that the original bomber jacket was first developed during World War 1 for the US military. It’s come a long way since then, now appearing as sports-luxe apparel in all my favourite high street shops. Even the fashion edit of the Guardian newspaper (yes it does have a fashion section!) says: ‘the bomber jacket is the lightweight coat of choice this spring….Your wardrobe shouldn't be without one’.
I’ll be honest, I wasn't convinced that my wardrobe shouldn't be without one until I saw them popping up on a couple of blogs and liked what I saw, albeit in different guises. It then suddenly dawned on me that I had been the proud owner of a bad girl bomber jacket back in the day when Salt-N-Pepa was playing on my Walkman - you know the songs, Let’s Talk About Sex and Push It, or maybe you don’t dependent on your age -; it was the era when a female rap crew revolutionized the Hip-Hop industry.
What I love about this jacket is its lightweight feel and retro edge (and of course the embroidery), but there’s no way I’d personally feel comfortable wearing it with a pair of heels as shown by the model on the Zara website. In fact, I wanted to go to JD or Footlocker to buy some high-top trainers, but then I recalled that Salt-N-Pepa wore their jackets with knee length boots so I thought I’d see whether I could rock a similar style. I try not to make a habit of copying other people’s style, but I’m sure I can be forgiven when it comes to iconic figures like Salt-N-Pepa.
Biker jacket or bomber jacket? Between you and me, I prefer the biker jacket. What do you prefer?
labelsbomber jacket, Fashion - Street Style, FASHION AND STYLE, knee length boots, salt-n-pepa, What I Love In My Wardrobe
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