This was originally a post inspired by a Holly Fulton jacket I saw. A dainty pink number with an encrusted collar and bejewelled buttons, which upon closer inspection was entirely latex. Summery and subversive an item which could be dressed up or down- it was perfection.
But as I researched edgy Harringtons and lady-like boxys, another jacket began to infiltrate my focus. Somewhere between the varsity jacket I recently bought and the O.C Bomber I’d seen on Instagram, I couldn’t shake their relevance to this piece. The perfect dress-me-down cover-up; the ideal companion to chiffon dresses and cotton tanks with denim, it was becoming increasingly clear that space needed to be made for this worthy adversary; and then I saw the Urban Outfitters bomber.
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The Classic Harrington
This is the perfect roll around in the park jacket and one you’ll be likely to always grab first. £49.99, Zara.
Wholly inspired by Prada’s Resort ’15, this knock-off from Topshop is £65 well spent.
A perfect way to nod to this season’s love for the Seventies. £59.99 at Mango.
The Lady-like Boxy
A brand I suddenly saw everywhere and rightly so. This is the grown-up way to wear a Harrington. There aren’t many left. £199, Finery-London.
Perfect for pale jeans and wandering through Regents’ Park on your way to the Open Air Theatre. £59.99, Zara.
This Opening Ceremony bomber is a worthy collectible that will only get better the more you wear it. $395, Opening Ceremony.
There are no words. £125, Urban Outfitters.
Proving that bombers can be soft, this baby blue Merino is a beauty. £130, Topshop.