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1 Piece, 3 Ways: The Floral Bomber Jacket

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Of late, I’ve been undergoing a style transition of sorts and layers have been playing a big part in my everyday styling. I like how it adds that cool quotient in every ensemble, amping up the most basic black bodycon or a skirt and shirt combo to seriously chic levels. Also, when temperatures in office drop and give me all the arctic feels in a city like Mumbai, layers are my lifesavers.

I must admit, I’ve been pretty partial to cropped jackets and sleeveless gilets; they caught my fancy pretty early and it’s still not budged in scores on my sartorial reports. And so, these two outfits have higher chances of featuring in my shopping picks. Or so I thought till I lay my eyes on these off-duty pictures of Jacqueline Fernandez and Huma Qureshi, who rocked the floral bomber jacket looking oh-so-cool. Rev up your look fashionistas; here’s a jacket that’s demanding your attention!

No doubt the bomber jacket is a classic outerwear piece that can elevate your ensemble when it’s lacking that major fraction of chic. In fact, this year round the bomber jacket has been making headlines in most style files thanks to both Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. Burberry, Chloé, Alexander Wang, Vetements, Diesel, you name the brand, you’ll find a bomber to own from there. But the variant of this stylish jacket that’s made quite a statement is the floral bomber jacket.

Edgy yet cool, botanical-inspired prints on bomber jackets are the go-to piece this time. And if you don’t own it already, trust me when I say this, it’s a timeless jacket to add to your closet. Hop on to this trend already as I show you how to style this look in 3 cool ways. Well, that’s one bomber jacket but for occasions unlimited!

The product used in this edit is a lined, satin bomber jacket from H&M.


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1. The Party-Ready Look

Is it time to hit the dance floor already? Take that silver shimmer dress out for a spin, ‘coz it can lend you all the style creds to be THE stylish one at the party. But wait, don’t feel too comfortable being glittery-glam? Strike a balance with that floral bomber jacket. Go sans accessories for this look as your dress is the highlight of this ensemble. Complete your look with a pair of black lace-up heels and hold on to your studded black crossbody bag.

H&M Satin Bomber Jacket (Rs 2,699)
Mango Sequined Dress (Rs 1,740)
Zara Cross-Body Bag With Zip Detail (Rs 1,590)
Zara Slingback Wraparound Sandals (Ra 1,290)


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2. The Sporty Chic Look

I’m loving how culottes have gone from being just pants to working as jumpsuits as well. If cool girl edge is the dimension your style is seeking out, wear the floral bomber with a neutral army-hued culotte jumpsuit. Lug a short-handled tote that can carry all your daily essentials, and add a layered neckpiece too. As far as shoes are concerned, turn to the good old white sneakers for this look.

H&M Satin Bomber Jacket (Rs 2,699)
SR Store Green Deep V-Neck Jumpsuit (Rs 2,003)
Pipa + Bella 3D Heart layered Necklace (Rs 599)
Cathy London Women’s Handbag (Rs 1,099)
Topshop White Casual Sneakers (Rs 3,509)


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3. The Cool-Girl Look

Feeling girly-girl but not all that much? Team up your lace monotone dress with the floral bomber. I’d even recommend a two-tone dress for those of you who can’t do with just one colour (and no, it need not be neutral. You can also try contrast colours to the bomber). Accessorise with the season’s favourite neckpiece — a layered choker — and complete your look with a block-heeled slingback and a boxy sling bag.

H&M Satin Bomber Jacket (Rs 2,699)
Topshop Floral Lace Bodycon Dress (Rs 3,003)
H&M Two-Strand Necklace (Rs 599)
The Little Things Trunk Sling Bag (Rs 1,700)
Truffle Collection Black Sandals (Rs 2,999)


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