One of the best compliments I ever received was from a random Virginia Tech football player at the bus stop. It was after my philosophy final exam. After a labor intensive two hours, I retreated successfully to the bus where I commute 45 minutes to my job. As a child, it was engrained in my mind that in order to be successful, one must dress for success. I channeled my inner hipster, with some art socks and raw-hemmed jeans. As I waited in anticipation for the bus, a very burley man walked up to me, and with a wide grin on his face, he said, “I love your swag. It made my day.” This small compliment, I feel, truly highlights my personal style: fun, interesting, edgy, and quirky. If you love how you look, then other people will follow suit.
My wardrobe consists of statement pieces mixed with great basics. I would be perfectly content with wearing all-black and one insane piece, like a faux fur coat or a pair of metallic shoes. One statement piece that I believe every Style Guru-in-training should have in their closest is a bomber jacket. It’s edgy, chic, trendy, sexy, and it’s anything you want it to be. It’s incredibly versatile, allowing you to take it from day-to-night. If you are going on a hot date or dinner with your girlfriends, pair an over-the-top bomber jacketwith simple basics.
A simple bodysuit paired with an edgy leather skirt gives the look a bad girl vibe. Go with a simple ankle boot that allows your jacket to be the start of the show. For a more relaxed look, pair your bomber with a plain T-shirt and a western belt to give off a chic, yet casual vibe. Slip on a pair of classic tennis shoes. and you are ready to take on the day one step at a time.
Whether you are dressing to kill or dressing for comfort, a bomber jacket is an easy way to jazz up your wardrobe. Put the denim jacket in the drawer and add this bomb piece to your wintry wardrobe.