2016 trends: The bomber jacket {twinning}

The bomber jacket

I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to once more get myself back up-to-date with fashion, style & trends. Since having the twins 4 years ago my interest in fashion took a back-seat because my life has been filled with so many other things – and I simply haven’t had the time or inclination. But, I am now back and loving everything to do with fashion & style again! Hurrah!

One thing that has also been helping me to feel more confident with myself again is getting fit. Joining David Lloyd recently has helped me to tone up and feel good about wearing clothes again. I am also obsessed with following stylish people on social media (mostly Instagram) for hints and tips on what’s hot right now. Pinterest is also giving me some great ideas too.

It seems that one of the key 2106 trends (that is everywhere) is the bomber jacket. Silk or velvet is preferred. And let me be really honest here, I have been cautious about this because a) I am 37 years old, and b) I just haven’t known what it would go with. But with the slightly cooler days creeping in – and therefore the need for a jacket – the bomber does seem to be a great option.

Lottie and I are wearing matching jackets which we have been kindly sent from Next – which are in my favourite ever colour, dusky pink. It is such a lovely thing to be able to be be twinning with my girl Lottie! It makes me so happy!

Clearly she totally rocks her jacket in a size 4-5 yrs (below) – and looks amazing in a pair of scruffy jeans and her hair wild from a morning of swimming! Hers is fleece lined and great for playing in and going to preschool.

The bomber jacket The bomber jacket - pink blush Girls pink bomber jacket

And I genuinely love my pink blush bomber jacket too. I like this whole look because it is with a pair of casual jeans and a plain tee…i.e. I don’t look as though I am trying too hard? I adore wearing the casual look and yet the jacket makes this feel a little more stylish.

Twinning in our bomber jacketTwinning: the bomber jacketBomber jacket by Next

I’m also wearing a white tee and bag from Next, jeans from New Look, Sunglasses from Matalan and wedges from TK Maxx.

Lottie is wearing pumps and jeans from Next.

I’d definitely do the school run in this, go to meet friends or to go shopping at the weekend. Plus I love how lightweight the jacket is. The bomber really does seem to be a great piece for the transition into Autumn, for both Lottie & I.

So, what do you think? Have you tried this look yet? I’d love to know!

Love, Jess x



  1. September 7, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Love these jackets and how gorgeous to be twinning! X

    • Jess
      September 7, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks 🙂 We love these jackets so much! xx

  2. September 7, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Ooh I love bomber jackets, but may I say how utterly fabulous you look here jess! I’m loving your jeans A LOT. Super cool.
    … Plus, don’t let being 37 stop you from being brave with your clothes. I’m 36 and honestly, I’ve never felt happier to experiment with clothes. At this age we are old enough to know what we like/hate and also what suits our shape etc, so I say go for it!
    Love, anna x

    • Jess
      September 7, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks! Been having a little fashion crisis lately and been too scared to try new things! But once you do, you think ‘why didn’t I try it sooner?’ don’t you! Thanks lovely xx

  3. September 7, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Love the jackets! You both look so stylish! X

    • Jess
      September 7, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Well Lottie does for sure! Thanks hun xx

  4. September 7, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    You both look fab! X

    • Jess
      September 8, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Natalie – we loved this little ‘photoshoot’ and Lottie keeps asking for us be matching every day 🙂 xx

  5. September 7, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    I bought a pink bomber jacket a few weeks ago, but I’ve not really been sure what to pair it with and have been starting to doubt whether I’ll actually where it at all! I love how you styled yours. Perfect timing with this post, I’m off to dig mine out of the wardrobe… Jemma xx

    • Jess
      September 8, 2016 / 11:09 am

      I think I am starting with the jeans and then might expand! I have just bought some black jeans too so am thinking that will work! Bet you look amazing in yours xx

  6. September 8, 2016 / 10:21 am

    You know I love these…I think they look SO good on you both. Like you say it’s a great casual look, I wouldn’t usually wear pink but I love the colour of these. How cute is Lottie too? She is rocking her bomber jacket! xx

    • Jess
      September 8, 2016 / 11:10 am

      Thanks Hayley! I remember having one YEARS ago 😉 Things come around again don’t they?! xx

  7. September 8, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Love the jackets! So cute! 🙂 xx

    • Jess
      September 9, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks honey xx

  8. September 9, 2016 / 6:20 am

    Ah how gorgeous do you two look! I have been thinking of trying a bomber jacket too, love the colour of this one and look at Lottie’s hair, it is fab! xx

    • Jess
      September 9, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Julia and yes the colour of the jackets is really lovely 🙂 xx

  9. September 10, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Eek I love twinning! You both look fab in your new bombers 🙂

    • Jess
      September 10, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks lovely xx

  10. September 11, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    This is so sweet, I’ve been looking at a bomber jacket for myself and can’t decide on a colour but I really like this dusty pink. Love that your twinning, so so cute!!

    • Jess
      September 11, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks lovely! 🙂 xx

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