Take flight this spring and update your wardrobe with a gorgeous aviator jacket Amelia Earhart would be proud of!
Flying jackets are back and more on trend than ever before. In leather, sheepskin, shearling or even a combination of all 3, this is one style that the highstreet loves just as much as the big name designers. Countless celebs and fashion bloggers are wearing them right now and they’re perfect for the cold weather that we haven’t been able to shake off yet in the UK.
The great thing about buying your aviator jacket now is that its going to keep you warm and stylish while the weather is awful like this but come the autumn when the temperature drops again, you’ll be able to pull it back out of your wardrobe and pick back up right where your stylish self left off.
Since the style has taken off, the shops are full of them once again so there’s plenty to choose from and you needn’t fork out a small fortune to get the look. I love the way the Acne Studios aviator jacket looks but even if they did do it in size chunky and funky, I wouldn’t have the disposable cash to splash on it. If you do then I’m sure its a great choice as this particular style of jacket looks even better with age as you wear it in if its real leather, etc.
However for those of us who don’t have the budget for the pricey designer version or simply want to put their money into experiences rather than possessions, then the highstreet and online stores have the most gorgeous styles at a tiny fraction of the price.
If you’re into the traditional black and tan colour ways then theIn The Style Curve Leara Black Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket is my top pick. Worn with knee high boots and my oversized t shirt dress as styled up in this blog post.
Sizing wise, I’d suggest correlating your shape with the shape of the jacket and you shouldn’t go far wrong. Zipped up, on the hanger, the cut is quite boxy. My shape is far from boxy as I’m a lot wider around my tummy than I am at my shoulders which always presents a bit of a problem when I’m looking for jackets like this as if bought to fit my tummy, they tend to be really big on my shoulders and if bought to fit across my shoulders, they end up being a real squeeze on my tummy, if they’ll even fasten at all.
Aviator jackets are made to be worn over sized which is particularly great for if you’re a fan of layering clothing like I am. I love to wear a vest top and jumper or t shirt/top and cardigan underneath my jackets and I never fasten them. Coats that fall below my hips get fastened but for shorter jackets, I let them be cool and casually open. Because of that, I chose to go for the In The Style aviator jacket in my usual size rather than sizing up to accommodate my tum.
I’m so pleased I did as the fit is bang on over my chest and shoulders; its roomy but just in the way that an aviator jacket should be and feels like the perfect fit when its worn open in the relaxed style that is synonymous with the styling of these kinds of jackets. It looks effortlessly cool and I think it would look too bulky on my shape if I were to zip it up because the material is really thick.
Even with just my oversized t shirt dress on underneath, I was so warm wearing this jacket.
The faux suede with the shearling lining is really cosy and while theres plenty room down the arms and in the body to layer up a jumper or cable knit cardigan underneath, I don’t think I’d need to unless the Beast From The East reared its ugly head again.
I cannot tell you how great it feels to be wearing this jacket. Its a style that I’ve lusted after every time it has taken off over the years so to finally have one feels like a long time coming.
All the details from the belts and buckles to the placement of the pockets and the oversized collar feels so in keeping with the aviator style so wearing it gives me that true fashionista vibe!
You’ll find the Leara Black Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket as part of the Curve Collection at In The Style in sizes 16-24 and as you’d expect from the ITS babes, its affordably priced.
Grab one before they sell out!
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How do you feel about the aviator trend- will you be getting one?