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It’s finally the best time of the year to get dressed—not too hot, not too cold, but just right for wearing a light jacket. Cue the bomber jacket, which has managed to escape the trend cycle of seasons past and graduate to becoming a coveted wardrobe staple. Bombers offer endless layering potential; you can dress them up or dress them down and there’s no wrong time to wear them, day or night. They come in a wide range of materials, from the classic nylon to leather, suede and wool. A bomber jacket has the unique ability to make just about any outfit both look and feel cool, no matter who is wearing it. They also have the seal of approval from fashion’s chicest insiders, including NYFW street style stars and celebrities like Hailey Bieber.
When it comes to styling this transitional piece, you can pair it with a plain tee and your favorite jeans for a quick and easy outfit recipe or wear it with a little black dress for an evening out. You can also make your bomber the star of the show, especially if you go with one that has an asymmetrical shape from Sacai or one of Khaite’s signature sleek silhouettes.
Below are the 40 best bomber jackets we’re eyeing this fall, from Simone Rocha’s embellished nylon to a classic shearling from Zara.