I'll Let You in on a Secret: Every Editor Is Buying This Must-Have Spring Jacket


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Call it the Top Gun: Maverick effect, but aviator jackets are everywhere. While the OG shearling jacket skyrocketed in popularity thanks to Khaite, unlined, non-furry bomber jackets are starting to pick up traction as we head into the spring.

The fashion crowd can't get enough of a worn-in leather look, especially since Miu Miu's chocolate biker boots went on sale. The same vintage-inspired concept applies to jackets, with faded charcoals and warm cocoas making up the majority of bomber jackets on sale. Unlike most other outwear trends we're predicting will take over in 2023, flight jackets and aviator jackets are nothing short of wearable, going with nearly each and every incredibly chic outfit. 

Below are 26 bomber jackets that are living in Who What Wear editors' heads (and closets!) rent-free ahead of the new season. 


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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.

Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)