Saturday 24 March 2018

How to wear: The aviator jacket

The Burberry aviator jacket. Photo: Getty Images
The Burberry aviator jacket. Photo: Getty Images
Next sheepskin aviator jacket €101.
Sleeveless aviator jacket £195 from

Angela Scanlon

When Burberry unveiled the aviator jacket last February everyone and their granny went wild for it. It sold out online almost as soon as the show had ended. It's been dubbed the jacket of the season, and with good reason. It is the bomb!

Christopher Kane showed a patent version of the aviator with faux fur and flowers and Julien McDonald added some grunge with his biker edition.

Thankfully the high street has come up trumps as usual so everyone can afford to get a slice of the aviator action.

How to wear it:

In your 20’s…

For a young take on the trend, try a biker version with faux fur and zip detailing. River Island do a great black faux leather aviator for just €69.95. Looks great worn with black skinny jeans and ankle boots. A slim trouser balances out the bulky fit of the jacket.

In your 30’s…

A sleeveless aviator jacket is a perfect way to add a splash of this trend to your everyday look. Worn open this style will slim you right down. Topshop's camel coloured version looks great teamed with denims, a cream knit and tan riding boots for a laid-back daytime look.

In your 40’s…

A sheepskin version is a great option for an outdoor coat this winter and Next have a cool one for just €101. If you are top heavy avoid a tight top and wear the jacket unbuttoned. If you’re pear shaped stick to boot cut trousers of go for a skirt with a slight kick to keep you balanced.

50 plus...

Dorothy Perkins currently stock a black shearling version for just €99. It is a longer length than most high street styles and works perfectly paired with trousers and classic black boots for a smart look. The extra length will look more glamorous and timeless.

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