Monday, 7 April 2014

Next Bomber Jacket - 6 Ways - 6 Bloggers

Style Theory: The Bomber Jacket, the outerwear shape this Spring and Summer. It is cool, laidback and edgy, either in florals, silk, denim or jersey, the bomber is a versatile jacket that can be dressed up or down. It is fabulous for flinging on for the schoolrun, can be layered on top of a biker or denim jacket or in the summer can be worn over dresses to add an urban edge.

The Challenge: Next sent 6 Mum Fashion Bloggers a jersey bomber jacket to style their way and this is how we styled them:

1 - What Lizzie Loves
2 - Avenue 57
3 - Me (obvs!)
4 - SchoolGateStyle
5 - Poppy's Style
6 - My Fashionable 40s
We could choose either red or grey and as you can see all had a different take on the bomber, showing that it looks just as great with heels as it does with trainers...

I chose the red jacket, the fabric is a mid weight, quilted jersey so it really lends itself to layering, I wore my denim jacket and a grey sweater underneath, and paired it with black ankle length jeans and my trusty Adidas Superstar trainers. This is my comfort zone, I had a busy day of running around after the kids, parties, swimming etc so practicality reigned supreme as usual.
Bomber Jacket: c/o Next 
Denim Jacket: Warehouse similar here
Sweater: Zara similar here
Jeans: Oasis
Trainers: Adidas
Sunglasses: RayBans Wayfarers
It is a great alternative to the traditional cardigan, the red is a beautiful vibrant shade so looks good paired with greys, denims and black.

I was a little slow off the mark with the bomber jacket trend but I am now a convert and do tend to wear them instead of my usual cardigans/coats.
Next Quilted Bomber Jacket £38 
Next Quilted Bomber Jacket £38
Are you a fan of the bomber jacket, did you jump on board the trend a bit quicker than my slightly late arrival?! Or do you prefer a more tailored look?

Click on the links under the photo of the other Mum fashion bloggers to see the details of their styling and other fashion ideas.

I would love hear your comments as always, till next time, Frances x


  1. You look brilliant Frances. I always love how well you layer your outfits. It looks brilliant with the denim jacket. It's perfect for this in-between weather too xxx Love Lizzy xxx

  2. I think that looks fab on you and really suits your style. I'm not sure it's a look that would work as well on me, as my style tends to be a bit more tailored - if that makes sense? But that colour is gorgeous on you and it's really great to see how the same jacket can be styled in so many different ways.

  3. I love how the jacket has been styled by everyone. I think the red is right for you as it suits your style perfectly. I must admit that I hovered over the grey, at the weekend, as I was doing a quick shop for my little one. I stuck to my brief ( children's clothes only ) but it did catch my eye so weird that here it is on Monday morning. H xx

  4. Brilliant! I would have never thought to layer with a denim but it looks amazing! I am totally inspired to try this out

  5. So cool Frances....think I may have to get the red now too! Brilliantly layered!! Looks like I shall be wearing mine under a coat today....stupid weather!! xx

  6. Love how you've styled it Frances, it looks fab with your denim jacket underneath - just gorgeous.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  7. I've just realised I have something like this but in a different fabric and it's also from Next - thanks for the inspiration. I just dragged it out and am wearing it now :o)

    But the red is lovely on you - love the matching lippy too. You honestly do colours so well.

  8. The red really suits you and you have styled it perfectly for a round of kids parties, school runs etc x

  9. I absolutely LOVE it layered over the denim jacket - just fab!

  10. I love bomber jackets & this one is a beauty! It looks great on you Frances & the red is perfect on you! I love it with the denim jacket underneath! xx

  11. The red looks great on you. What a wonderful collaboration.

  12. Gosh! You wouldn't know it's the same jacket as the other girls! Fantastic styling! Ther red is great for you x

  13. Would never have thought to put it over a jacket - what a genius idea! Looks great and is amazing how different one jacket can be.

  14. I love this post and seeing how everyone has styled it. You look fab in that colour and love it with the trainers!
    Abbi x

  15. Love it Francis. I agree with Kat, it looks fab layered over a jacket. I would look like a sumo wrestler though lol x

  16. Frances - you totally nailed it with the denim jacket layering. LOVE! You really suit the red too - has me thinking I should have been more brave and gone with red too!! Was so lovely working with you on this collaboration, Ax

  17. Love this cute bomber jacket and the red looks amazing on you!


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