Next Bomber Jacket- 6 Bloggers, 6 Ways

Today I’m taking part in a style challenge. 

Six bloggers have each been sent a bomber jacket from Next and asked to style it- thank you Next. It’s gorgeous.

I love to see red with navy (it’s that nautical thing again!) so I put mine with a classic navy breton.

The jacket is great quality, thick jersey and is in the orangey-red that I prefer.
I love the honeycomb style quilting.
It’s also available in grey which looks equally good.
I’ve styled it very casually, but I think it would beautifully with smarter jeans and a pair of heels. It could be popped over a pair of shorts or bikini in the summer, layered with a t-shirt or worn with a dress.

Here is how my friends and fellow bloggers have styled theirs. 

It’s really rather versatile.

Next to me from left to right:

Fiona from Avenue 57

Frances from School Run Style

Avril from School Gate Style
Joanna from Poppy’s Style
Michelle from My Fashionable 40s

Do go and take a look at their blog posts for more photographs.
I’ll certainly be taking inspiration from their styles.

Love Liz x

Outfit Details

Current Season
*Red quilted Bomber Jacket, Next £38
Harbour Top, Joules £24.95
Skinny Jeans, Boden £49

Previous Seasons
“Blind Spot” metallic brogues, Clarks.



  1. The Flaky Fashionista
    April 7, 2014 / 8:35 am

    Oh you chose wisely! That red shade is beyond stunning on you! You're right – it's clearly a very versatile jacket judging by all the different ways it was styled. Looking lovely Liz!

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you. It's such a vibrant, uplifting colour xxx

  2. Avenue 57
    April 7, 2014 / 8:45 am

    If I had the red I would have worn as you did – I LOVE the red/white/blue look. Looks great also with the brogues

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you Fiona. I love how you styled your grey version. Your eyes look amazing! X

  3. Mummy, Wife and Chaos
    April 7, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Beaut! I just ordered red oops!

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      Oooh, it'll look great against your dark hair. I'm looking forward to seeing you wear it xxx

  4. Mummy, Wife and Chaos
    April 7, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Beaut! I just ordered red oops!

  5. Michelle Lee
    April 7, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Your look amazing in the red Liz… looks perfect with your Breton and skinnies! xx

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you both. I love how you've styled yours Michelle. Your style is so effortless x

  6. School Run Mum
    April 7, 2014 / 8:52 am

    The bomber jacket looks fab on you Liz and you have styled to perfection, I love the clean lines with the breton and brogues, gorgeous! x

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you Frances. I adore how you've layered yours xxx

  7. Fashion40ish
    April 7, 2014 / 9:01 am

    Not everyone can get away with wearing this colour but you look beautiful in it. I love the jacket on you and I hope you see you wearing it a lot. H xx

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you. I do think I'll wear it such a lot, especially after seeing how the other girls styled theirs. Xxx

  8. Jane G
    April 7, 2014 / 9:25 am

    Love it teamed with the stripes Liz & the red is such a beautiful colour on you.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Jane. It's a happy colour isn't it! X

  9. Sue
    April 7, 2014 / 9:44 am

    I love the red on you Liz – if only I was brave enough to pull something like this off. Very simply done but very effective – lovely!

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:23 pm

      Sue, you look wonderful in everything but thank you for the lovely compliment x

  10. Style At Every Age
    April 7, 2014 / 10:54 am

    I am so with you on the nautical theme, I would probably have put a red one over a classic breton. Looks lovely Liz x

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you. I do love the red/ navy combo xxx

  11. PoppysStyle
    April 7, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Just gorgeous Liz! I love it with the Breton – I'm so glad I chose the red – I'm excited to try it with other colors too!

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you Joanna. I loved all of your style ideas. It really is very versatile isn't it xxx

  12. CousCousandCorkWedges
    April 7, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    Gorgeous! You look stunning Lizzy & I agree the red is perfect on you! Its such a great jacket & such fun to team up with blogging buddies on posts like this! xx

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you Andrea. It's the first collaboration I've done with other bloggers and it's been brilliant. I've loved seeing how the other girls styled theirs xxx

  13. Celina's Lookbook
    April 7, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    Aaaaaaahhhh…. You are all teasing me with this amazing jacket. I absolutely adore it. It is perfect. I was certain that I was going to get the grey one but now when I see the red one I love it just as much. The red really does suit you best. Decisions decisions. I adore how you styled it. It looks fantastic on all of you. What a great piece. What is the sizing like? Would you say it is true to size?

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:28 pm

      Celina, I think it is true to size. I'm wearing a Uk 12 which is usual for me in a jacket xxx

  14. Emma Woods
    April 7, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Love it teamed with the striped top and brogues! Lovely shade of red and I like that it's textured too. xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Emma. Yes, I love the texture too. It's such a nice cut too xxx

  15. Iva Grbesic
    April 7, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    Really enjoying the nautical approach. Red is your colour.

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you. I do love this orangey- red. It's so uplifting xxx

  16. Catherine Summers
    April 7, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    I can't believe just how perfect this red is on you Liz – you've got it spot on! Plus the jacket's a great shape, and I love love love your metallic lace-ups (you know me and brogues…)!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you lovely. It's my favourite shade of red. I love the metallic brogues too. They're last year's and I love them as much now as I did when they were new xxx

  17. Stacey
    April 7, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    I love the red! The style of that jacket is so versatile – I bet you'll get lots of wear out of it.

    • Elizabeth Johnston
      April 7, 2014 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you Stacey. I'm sure I'll wear it a lot. I've taken lots of ideas from my fellow bloggers already xxx

  18. April 7, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Beautifully classic styling and I am totally in love with your brogues. Just gorgeous!

  19. Dorset Fashionista
    April 8, 2014 / 6:15 am

    Absolutely love this colour on you, love how you've styled it too!
    Abbi x

  20. Sharon S
    April 8, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Hi there! Great outfit choice, the bomber works so well with Breton stripes! This will be a really stylish addition to your wardrobe! x

  21. schoolgatestyle
    April 9, 2014 / 10:43 am

    I definitely wasn't expecting to like this jacket so much in the red – it's stunning on you and I loved the breton combination so much, I've ordered that colour in a breton from Boden today! You look stunning and it was so great to collaborate with you on this post Liz, Ax

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