THE BOMBER JACKET. Call it a new trend, but it’s been here before.

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Ashleigh’s Vintage Find

Gold & Black Bomber – Vintage Store (Ashleigh’s) // Blush Pink Bomber Targetstyle // Floral Embroidered Bomber – Nordstrom’s

Hello Stylistas!

It’s Monday, and I can’t wait for the weekend already!  I’m looking forward to spending a girl’s weekend in celebration of a very good friend’s birthday!

When I was growing up, my Mother would always make it known when I had on a certain shoe or outfit, that she used to wear it back in the day.  Some people talk about the circle of life, well, there is also a circle of style!

Here’s a little history for you on a current trend, that has been around since 1917.

The Bomber Jacket came into play during the time of World War I, when the United States army decided to create them for their pilots.  At that time, they were sometimes called a bombardier jacket or flight jacket and were often made of leather. Variations of the jacket included high or fur collars, and warm linings.

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Old School Bomber Jacket Replica (Photo property of Cabela’s)

In the 1950’s, the bombers transitioned into the world of style, and that brought into play a number of variations.  Since that time, the “bomber” has been linked to the punk movement, motorcycle clubs and has even been seen as a symbol of rebellion.

Today, it is worn frequently in the fashion world and seen on celebrities and the like.

A couple of years ago, my daughter Ashleigh went on one of her vintage shopping sprees and came back with a funky bomber jacket. When she came back to visit on college break, I took it over!

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Mixing my wardrobe: vintage versus new.
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Floral Bomber Jacket/Photo property of Nordstrom’s

You see, there is nothing new under the sun.  Listen to your Mother!

Until next time, love and light!

Julie

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