The Outfit Formula I'm Starting to See Everywhere Is Both Cool and Chic


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If I were to list the trendy basics that are front-runners for the editors here at Who What Wear, there are two items that would undoubtedly be deemed staples. I’m referring to maxi skirts and bomber jackets. Each piece is highly versatile and can thus be styled with a range of other items to create standout looks. And combining the two? Well, that’s just perfect.

That’s right. I’ve been starting to see maxi skirts teamed with leather bomber jackets more and more on my Instagram feed and out and about. And I’d deem the pairing both cool and effortlessly chic because of the modern and of-the-moment nature. To showcase this trending outfit formula further, I pulled some of my favorite iterations of the look for you below. If you want to add a maxi skirt or bomber jacket to your spring wardrobe, there are inspired shopping recommendations sprinkled throughout as well.


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This is as chic as it gets with the of-the-moment leather bomber jacket and the gorgeous maxi skirt.


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The asymmetric skirt is effortlessly chic with the bomber jacket and booties.


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Consider an oversize jacket with a longer skirt for a modern look. The addition of the scarf brings extra dimension to the ensemble.


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This is another example of the leather jacket and skirt silhouette. Here, note the pops of red. So trend forward.

Now, shop more bomber jackets and maxi skirts:

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.