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Two Ways to Wear: Bomber Jacket Day to Night

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

Now that we’re in February, I’m totally in spring style mode. Bomber jackets have been a huge trend the past year but the nerdy 90’s girl in me hasn’t been able to pull the trigger. Until, this! I stopped by curate clothes + accessories — a fantastic little boutique near me in North Palm Beach — which is known for a cool, interesting mix of apparel and accessories, all from US brands. I was chatting with owner and  friend, Kerry, about how we could collaborate and as soon as I saw this cool take on a bomber with its beautiful mixed media silk/cotton combo I immediately saw infinite possibilities.

A jacket like this by Lola and Sophie that thankfully omits that thick elastic banding like typical bomber will easily get a ton of wear in your closet. A few good jackets and “toppers” are so helpful as you go through seasons and from day to night. Let’s check out two ways to style it!

FIRST LOOK:

A quality striped dress is a women’s wardrobe essential at all ages and life points. This one by Amour Vert (meaning Green Love in French; the idea that fashion and sustainability can co-exist) drapes beautifully, smoothes over any bumps, and is so insanely soft. Like you think you’re wearing pjs-soft yet you’re out in public. It’s amazing.  For a weekend on the run, add a delicate necklace, a crossbody that’s as functional as it fun, and a pair of comfy Converse. Plus, swap out the accessories for a clutch (ps: this crossbody I’m obsessed with converts to a foldover clutch — NEED!), and strappy heels… now you have a killer evening look.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

Ok, one more critical accessory… a serious dose of caffeine! That’s what gets the biggest smiles! #allthecoffee

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket. The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.
The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

The details on this bag are everything, right? The tassel, the velvet weaved detailing, the printed fabric. It’s the kind of statement purse that makes every outfit better.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.
The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

DATE NIGHT (OR GIRL’S NIGHT OUT, HOLLA!)

When it comes to date night, the go-to pairing lately is a silky off-the-shoulder along with jeans that make you feel smokin’ hot. Like this pair by L.A.-based JET by John Eshaya. Look for ones that do wonders for your tush… the lightning pocket details are so good, and the distressed zipper hem is totally on point. They’re best for petites… I’m 5’3 and they are the perfect crop length.

Layering necklaces is a fun way to give your current jewelry a fresh feel. Try pairing a daintier shorter chain with a longer one, like styled below.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.


The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

Bow ankle strap sandals on The Modern Savvy.

The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket. The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

Tassel details on a luxe leather clutch. This one is by a brand called YOLU… the entire collection is inspired by the weaving traditions of the indigenous people of Colombia, and is handcrafted at the brand’s Florida studio.
The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.The Modern Savvy styles two ways to wear a bomber jacket.

So there you have it… two ways to work the bomber, with each of these items being wardrobe workhorses. Is that expression weird? You know what I mean. It’s all about the less-is-more with good quality pieces that fit you will and make you feel good. Once you have that covered, it’s fun to throw in some fast fashion trendier pieces that will work for a season or two. If you’re local, be sure to stop by curate to check it out for yourself.

This post is brought to you in partnership with curate boutique in North Palm Beach. Find her on social at @curateclothesboutique. Thank you for supporting brands — and women-owned businesses! — that support The Modern Savvy. 

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  • Reply
    Heidi
    February 2, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    You are so stinking cute! Love both these looksbut especially the jeans and heels combo. TGIF girl!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      Alyson
      February 3, 2017 at 5:07 PM

      Aw, thanks girl! Love a good night out!

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    Marija Stojkovska
    February 2, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Such a lovely look
    The photos look AMAZING

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    xoxo
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    Lyddiegal
    February 2, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Ohhh what a cute casual look! I love your splashy patterned handbag.
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    • Reply
      Alyson
      February 3, 2017 at 5:08 PM

      Thanks! That’s my absolute favorite, too. It instantly amped up the outfit.

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    Kylen
    February 1, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    Love how you’ve worn that bomber! Both looks are so cute!

    XO Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

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    Brittany
    February 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Love both of these looks! That bag is adorable 🙂

    Brittany 🙂
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      Alyson
      February 3, 2017 at 5:08 PM

      Thanks, Brittany! I know — one of those bags you can wear all spring.

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    Kimberly
    February 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Love both of these, but that first look is totally adorable – great for the weekend/mom duty, but still interesting & put together. Great job!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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      Alyson
      February 3, 2017 at 5:09 PM

      Exactly. And, I can’t get over how soft and luxe the dress is…. could wear this daily.

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    Shira
    February 1, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Both looks are perfection for different occasions! Gorgeous Alyson!

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    Rachelle
    February 1, 2017 at 5:32 AM

    you are so cute, love both look. This light bomber really is perfect for out weather here.

    xo
    Pinksole

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      Alyson
      February 3, 2017 at 5:09 PM

      Exactly… love the light-weight mixed media vibe of it; so perfect for Florida “winters.” 🙂

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