One Bomber, Three Ways: Slouch Away
I'm not a pilot, but flight jackets - or bombers - have definitely been my go-to piece of outerwear all year. Though I do admit that every now and then I want to cave and buy a classic olive green bomber (because green is my favorite color), I hope this One Bomber, Three Ways series gives you that final nudge into trying something a little more unconventional.
I want to focus this first installment on boyfriend jeans for petite frames - and how sometimes an overly baggy look isn't all that shabby if you pair it with just the right pieces. Since the bomber and the jeans are a loose fit, throw on a fitted top to balance it out. I opted for a plain white turtleneck because why not? I did warn you that I am minimalistic.
The bottoms I have on are from Mavi Jeans 'Emma' collection and are a size 25P. I did have to alter the length because even with the petite sizing, they were just a tad too long. However because you'll most likely end up cuffing your boyfriend jeans, you can do a quick alteration with an at-home hand sewing machine to save some dollar dollar bills. Check out the full outfit details below. I've also linked a bunch of great boyfriend jeans for petite women that I have personally tested out and own.
|Jacket: Missguided (petite size available in this color) | Top: Hollister Co. | Bottoms: Mavi Jeans via StitchFix | Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith (children's sizes, women's sizes) | Sunnies: Quay Australia|
|Mavi Jeans 'Emma' ($118)|
|Mavi Jeans 'Emma' ($82.60)|
|Mavi Jeans 'Emma' ($70.80)|
|KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' ($89)|
|KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' Slim ($53.40)|
|KUT from the Kloth 'Swede' ($88)|
|Gap Original 1969 Boyfriend Jeans ($69.95)|
|Gap Original 1969 Destructed Boyfriend Jeans ($69.95)|
|Gap 1969 Destructed Girlfriend Jeans ($39.95)|
I know that some may feel this combo is just a tad too adventurous if you are on the smaller or simpler side. Rest assured - if I can rock the boyfriend jeans look at 4'11" and 90 lbs, you can too. Also, don't feel limited in your color palette! Mauve is such an adventurous neutral that you can pair it with an array of colors such as greys, nudes, blushes, deep purples, navy, and even denim. Stay tuned for Monday's second installment of One Bomber, Three Ways to find out what unconventional color I paired with this 'too cool for school' jacket.
*Photography by Rasha Awwad*