The Style Edit | Bombers and Braids




Having shied away from the trend and dismissing it as ‘just not my style’, I finally took the plunge and bought this inexpensive Zara bomber to test drive the look. And while the air is still chilly, there is also a taste of spring now that the buds are cautiously starting to bloom. So there was really no other time to try out this trend…


After realising that plain black or khaki (the bomber’s most popular shade) really wasn’t my style, I set out to look for a more feminine, less-sporty alternative that would spruce up any casual outfit. Zara have an absolute plethora of bombers at the minute, so if you’re looking for a high-street version, then look no further. I discovered this version for £29.99 and although it’s not warm enough to wear as a coat (are any bombers?!), it can easily be layered to add something extra to your look. The bright, floral pattern means it will match pretty much anything in your wardrobe too. I’m thinking floaty white dresses in summer, and my trusty mom jeans until then – thoughts?



So whilst I headed slightly down sports-wear-for-daywear route, I thought I’d take a turn down braid lane, considering it’s the biggest hair trend right now. I’ve always been a plait girl, wearing them to primary school almost every day and for the past few years I’ve been wearing the single French plait. But the latest boxer braid styles have shown that the two braid look is back. While it’s a trend that’s so not office-appropriate, it is more than acceptable for casual weekend style or a day of lectures. Is this a look I’ll be embracing as my new ‘go-to’? Probably not, but it’s fun to try things out of comfort-zone… I’m pretty sure that’s what fashion is after all.


| Zara Bomber, £29.99 |

| Topshop Rose-Gold Earrings, £4.50 |

| Dior Sunglasses, (similar here) |

| Gucci Bag, (similar here) |

| Zara Jumper (similar here) |






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