Thought You Didn't Need A Summer Jacket? Think Again

Bomber jackets are the bomb...cheesy, I know, but I'm also not lying. The baggy, kind-of sporty silhouette is the ultimate topper, regardless of your personal style.

And while it can be tough to think about outwear when you're busy dripping sweat everywhere you go, a light jacket is still key in the summer months — you never know when you're going to encounter a temp drop in the middle of the day, while you're out at night, or even in the office (we all know what those arctic HQs feel like). Aside from style and warmth, bombers bode even better than your average thin jacket, because most materials are more-or-less wrinkle-proof. Ball that piece up in your bag at the last minute and you won't have to worry about what it looks like hours later.

Ahead, you'll find a solid roundup of summer-worthy bombers that will keep you cool (in more ways than one) all summer long.
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Good enough to wear as a shirt without anything underneath. Push up the sleeves to make it warm-weather appropriate, too.

Oak + Fort Jacket FO1, $158, available at Oak + Fort.
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A sheer bomber is the most breathable way to do summer outerwear.

New Look Cameo Rose Black Sheer Bomber, $32.29, available at New Look.
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Rev up your basics with this decorative iteration.

Y.YOHANIX California Orange Souvenir Jacket, $198, available at WConcept.
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Loving the pattern clash and the sheer accents.

Zara Lace Bomber Jacket, $59.99, available at Zara.
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Go for an off-the-shoulder take on the bomber jacket for a cool night out (both in regards to the weather and your aesthetic).

Style Mafia Taj Jacket, $225, available at Style Mafia.
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Be daring with a mint green option that will also complement your workout wear.

Sonia Rykiel Satin Bomber Jacket, $575, available at
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Cutout elbows means more breathability in warmer months.

3.1 Phillip Lim
Pinstripe Linen Bomber Jacket, $215, available at Browns.
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The best part of this option are the metallic silver accents on the wrist and waistbands.

Cinq à Sept Stardust Bomber Jacket, $495, available at Shopbop.
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A summery color never hurts.

Mango Satin Bomber Jacket, $59.99, available at Mango.
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Good for both in and out of the gym.

Hexagon Mesh Bomber by Ivy Park, $82, available at Topshop.
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We don't feel neutral about this neutral-toned look.

Alice & You
Satin Bomber Jacket, $78, available at ASOS.
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Wear with a tank now and a long-sleeved turtleneck later.

Mary Katrantzou Sparkle and Mesh Bomber Jacket, $673, available at Moda Operandi.
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Who doesn't love a bomber with retro vibes?

Tory Burch
Eden Bomber Jacket, $495, available at Tory Burch.
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This denim number will make all your lightweight-jacket dreams come true.

C/MEO Collective
Talk That Bomber, $85.99, available at Need Supply Co.
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A satiny men's piece will have a boxier silhouette, in a good way.

H&M Satin Pilot Jacket, $59.99, available at H&M.
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This bomber's price tag is no joke for something sheer, but it's not as impractical as you may think. We can picture it perfectly in the winter over a thin puffer jacket, too.

Stella McCartney Black Juliane Jacket, $1,038, available at Stella McCartney.

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