Style: Re-think Bomber Jackets

By Courtney Clymer, Atlanta Lifestyled

FALL IS QUICKLY APPROACHING, and I am more than ready! The approach of a new season also means it’s time to get your wardrobe in order.

Fall is my favorite season to dress for because there is so much versatility with layering and shoe choices. From jackets to vests, to booties, flats, sneakers and more, the possibilities are endless. There are, however, a few key pieces you may already own that will help you transition your summer wardrobe into the fall months.

I often recommend bomber jackets to clients. Contrary to what most people think of when they hear “bomber jacket,” in reality the term is simply used to describe length, cut and style of particular layering pieces. Bomber jackets come in many styles - from flirty and feminine to raw and (yes!) edgy leather or suede - and in a variety of colors and weights, which makes them excellent summer-to-fall transition pieces. I consider bomber jackets to be staples of most wardrobes.

When warm days turn to cool nights, you can throw your bomber jacket on over a tank top or tee with jeans and booties, a sleeveless dress that you wore all summer long, and even long-sleeved shirts and dresses as the temperature drops below 65. I also love it over jumpsuits, which have worked their way back into style.

Almost every Saturday in September and October, there is a festival or other activity to enjoy outdoors - with the backdrop of so many colors of leaves all around us. So when you’re headed out to breathe it all in, be sure to grab your bomber jacket.


Hang your clothes with the hangers facing in one direction. After you wear an item, put it back in your closet hanging the opposite way. At the end of each season, you’ll then know what you’ve worn, which means you’ll then know what you need to ditch! Ditch anything that doesn't make you happy, flatter your body type or you haven't worn in over a year. These simple tips will streamline your wardrobe, allowing you to use the pieces in your closet in more versatile ways.

COURTNEY CLYMER launched Lifestyled Atlanta, a wardrobe styling and personal shopping service to help clients streamline their styles through editing their closets, consulting on fit, cut and colors, as well as guided shopping excursions. Learn more of Courtney’s tips at her blog: