Dressing for a Valentine’s date can be tricky. You want to look pretty and feminine and cool and edgy all at the same time, but February weather is fickle. Do you dress for warmth or do you opt for sexy bare skin? You think about the kind of date that’s ahead. Do you get all done up for a formal candlelight dinner? Do you take it down a notch so that you can go from morning brunch to an afternoon movie?
The heart of a great Valentine’s outfit is in your closet if you’ve already caught the bomber jacket trend. Its distinctive silhouette gives the bomber jacket a great style pop and does nothing to diminish its versatility. Jackets are on sale right now in weights that range from late winter light wool to early spring sateen. If you are not already a proud bomber jacket owner, go shopping for Zara bombers or Forever 21 bomber jackets for example.
Here’s a look at the bomber jacket done three ways.
This holiday calls for romance, and the epitome of romance is lace. Find a lace dress that you love. Pick your prettiest color, add your sparkliest jewelry, throw on your shiny bomber jacket and head out the door for a wonderful evening. Your perfect lace dress might be an ASTR textured floral body-con dress, a Vince Camuto scalloped floral lace overlay dress, or a Zara tube dress with guipure lace frill. Lace is a favorite trend again this spring, so you have plenty of choices.
If plans for Valentine’s Day start with Sunday brunch, focus on your cool-girl vibe. Marry a simple black turtleneck or mock-neck top with a wildly printed wrap skirt or flamboyant midi-skirt. You’ll have the cool-girl uniform aptly described by Refinery29. Make the attitude your own with a Topshop flower border wrap midi skirt or ribbed marl tube skirt. Voila! You achieve instant cool, and the bomber jacket magnifies the impact.
Bomber jacket plus jeans and a knockout camisole or silky shirt equals easy, breezy, effortless chic. Stir things up a bit by switching out jeans for Everlane slouchy trousers or wide-leg pants, and you move fashion forward. Wide-leg pants also can be found at a number of retailers including Chico’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. If you are spending Valentine’s Day in Mustique or St. Bart’s or some other place that is really, really warm, spring for Zara’s pearl grey sateen bomber jacket atop the Lilly Pulitzer Georgia May Palazzo Pant. Otherwise, hold that thought for spring break on a Florida Beach.
Now you’re dressed, and you look mah-valous. Let’s get this party started!