The FAB 40’s | 8 ways to wear a Bomber jacket.

the fab 40s 8 ways

Welcome back to the fab 40’s.

I am delighted to be part of this group of international bloggers, called The fab 40’s.
The purpose of this diverse group is to show how eight (very different) women interpret a specific style.
Each month there is a new theme chosen by one of the group.

These ladies prove that being in your forties does not mean you have to be dowdy, frumpy, boring or forgettable.
All of these women are 40+ and fabulous!

the fab 40s 8 ways

This month’s theme was the Bomber jacket.

Bang on trend, ageless and so versatile.

Today’s outfit came together with ease (once I had “borrowed” this jacket from my daughter) and was as simple, and pared back, as I will ever get!

Blue jeans and a white tee.
What could be easier?

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I kept my accessories to a minimum.
Adding a simple belt, neutral shoes and a large bag.
Black nail polish finished things off nicely.

{I had accidently left my reading glasses on as we started shooting but liked the look so much I left them. Geek chic!}

T-SHIRT: Fat Face
JACKET: “borrowed” :oP
BAG: Charity shop find
SHOES: Clarks originals
BELT: Tkmax
GLASSES: Converse
NAILS: BarryM (black)

the fab 40s 8 ways

Do you love the look of a bomber jacket but need some more outfit inspiration?
Look no further!
I have 7 fabulous ladies here, to show you how it can be done… with style.

Introducing our Guest blogger this month…

Grace from Colour and Grace.

Grace is a petite fashion (and lifestyle) blogger who has a fabulous eye for colour and the figure to pull off any look.
She proves that being petite (and over 40) is no barrier to looking stylish and on trend.

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I love this entire look but especially those shoes….FAB!
Being petite is perfect for showcasing short hemlines and cropped tops.
Grace does both in this outfit with ease.
So funky and cool.

Check out her blog (link in the title) for more petite outfit inspiration.

Sunglasses-Ray Ban
Matte lips-courtesy of Dollup Beauty
Bomber Jacket – Choies
Cropped Top – Nordstrom Rack
Skirt – BCBG
Bag – Nordstrom Rack
Ring – H&M Malaysia
Watch-courtesy of The Peachbox
Bangle – courtesy of The Peachbox
Shoes – Yesstyle

Sheela from Sheela Writes.

Sheela never fails to bring a fierce attitude to her outfit.
Just look at those shoes!
This look is simple but very effective.
You must check out her blog if you are a heels lover…but prepare for serious shoe envy!

the fab 40s 8 ways

Bomber Jacket – courtesy of Romwe
Striped Top – StitchFix
Embroidered Jeans – NY & Co
Clutch – Zara
Ring – H&M Malaysia
Bangle – courtesy of The Grommet
Sunnies – Poshmark
Heels – JustFAB

Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

Ann looks too cool for school in this funky outfit.
She is bang on the AW16/17 trend for the varsity jacket.
Perfect as the weather cools down.
She keeps the whole look fresh, with classic stripes and her DIY star jeans.
Check out her blog for more details of how to make these yourself.
Those cute star gutties finish things off perfectly.

White Sunnies–Forever 41, op I mean 21
Evil Eye Earrings–Jardine’s Bazaar, Hong Kong
“A” Bomber–Boohoo
“K” Striped Tee–Hua Hin Night Market, Thailand
Red Cheetah Belt–Zara so very long ago….
Ring–Istanbul Market
Star Jeans–Eva Chen inspired Kremb de la Kremb DIY on a very, very old pair of HM boyfriend jeans
Star Tennies–Ash via Lane Crawford

Jennie from A pocketful of polka dots.

Jennie is taking the bomber to work.
She shows us how a colourful jacket can add some edge to a simple work shift dress and courts.
So much more fun than a boring blazer.
{Notice the studded court shoes? Jennie always adds an edge, no matter how subtle}

Diane from Fashion on the fourth floor.

Diane is looking bang on trend today in her cropped bomber and pleated midi skirt.
This lady can do no wrong in my eyes.
Very cute without being cutesy.
Perfect for any age.
This look is another (seemingly) effortless outfit with maximum impact.
I love it.

Bomber Jacket – Zara
Cropped Tank Top – Forever 21
Pleated Skirt -stolen from my mom’s closet while I was there, shhhhhhhh!
Sneakers – Topshop
Rose Gold Bracelet – Charming Charlie
Rose Gold Ring – Wanderlust & Co.

Mary from Curlybyrdie Chirps

Mary is showing us how to rock a bomber without compromising on femininity.
This outfit is elegant and classy.
Perfect for just about any occasion.
And, the rich colour mix is right up my street!

Jacket – H&M
Skirt – Jones New York
Shoes -Target
Bag – Ora Delphine
Necklace – Kohl’s

Veronica from CID Style file

Veronica has taken THE most classic of bomber jackets (thank goodness someone did!) and made it look fierce… with a capital F!
The classic unisex cut and colour, with a black jumpsuit and gutties.
What could be easier?
A simple look that packs a punch.

Bomber Jacket – Forever 21+
Jumpsuit – Bongo Plus
Shoes – Vans
Mini Backpack – Stussy Japan
Sunnies – Gift from my sister (Unbranded)
Earrings/Necklace – H&M

Over to you…

Do you wear a bomber jacket?
If not, what puts you off?

Please let me know your thoughts by leaving me a comment.
I love hearing from you.

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