Over the past few years, the bomber jacket has slowly transitioned from a trend piece to a closet essential.

It’s a great alternative to a leather or denim jacket, and instantly adds unexpected cool points to your outfit.

Did we mention these jackets are super comfortable, great for layering, and come in just about any color and pattern our heart desires? You get the picture—we’re into them, so we’ve rounded up 15 bomber jackets and styles you need to try out right now (that are under $50)!

1. Light, Silky Bomber: $35

This lightweight, silk bomber jacket from H&M comes in four different color options, but black and army green top our list! A great piece to start wearing now while it’s not too cold outside.

lightweight H&M black and green bomber jackets
(via H&M)


2. Autumnal Hues: $41

Oranges and browns are big this season, and what better way to test out this color palette then with a rust-colored bomber jacket? This gorgeous topper by Missguided is definitely a bolder way to wear the trend.

Rust colored satin bomber
(via Missguided)


3. Moody Florals: $35

One of our top ways to rock a winter floral is with a printed bomber! Equal parts girlie and masculine, this Who What Wear x Target bomber looks just as good over stripes as it does with solids.

Who What Wear x Target floral bomber jacket
(via Target)


4. Denim: $40

Give that old denim jacket a break and swap it out for this super cool denim bomber jacket by Jealous Tomato. It’s not every day you come across a denim bomber, so this is a pretty special find.

Denim bomber jacket by Jealous Tomatoes
(via Bloomingdales)


5. Flight Jacket: $30

Because we can’t write a story about a bomber jacket without including a flight jacket! To make a long story short, lightweight bomber jackets made their debut in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. This Jou Jou patch flight jacket pays homage to the bomber’s militant heritage.

Jou Jou flight jacket with patches
(via C21 Stores)


6. Quilted Sleeves: $35

There’s something about quilted sleeves—they instantly add a cool, varsity feel to any jacket. This insulated bomber by H&M comes in several colors, but our faves are the black and red!

Black and red bomber jackets with quilted sleeves
(via H&M)


7. Boho Bomber: $49

A bomber jacket is inherently sporty, which is why we fell head-over-heels for this unexpected, bohemian version by Chloe & Katie.

Chloe & Katie boho print bomber jacket
(via Nordstrom)


8. Olive Green: $50

Give your field jacket a rest and opt for an olive green bomber, like this beauty from Topshop.

TOPSHOP olive green bomber jacket
(via Topshop)


9. Pink Lady: $43

It’s no secret that pink is one of the big colors of the season, so why not go for it with an appropriately colored bomber like this one from Missguided that gives Rizzo from Grease a run for her money?

Light pink bomber jacket from Missguided
(via Missguided)


10. Varsity Team: $39

Because we’re talking about bomber jackets, we had to include one that pays tribute to the classic varsity jacket! This one from Charlotte Russe is anything but trite—the simple stripes and cream color make it totally chic.

Cream and stripe bomber jacket from Charlotte Russe
(via Charlotte Russe)


11. Camo: $43

Channel your inner Kanye West with this cool camo jacket from Missguided.

Camo bomber jacket by Missguided
(via Missguideded)


12. Borrowed From the Boys: $45

We’re fluid when it comes to clothing—who says the boys section is just for boys anyways? This tan leather bomber from Forever 21 has cool written all over it.

Boys leather tan bomber jacket
(via Forever 21)


13. Emoji + Patches: $31

An updated take on the classic flight jacket, this sporty number from Forever 21 is covered in cheeky patches.

Forever21 emoji patch bomber jacket
(via Forever 21)


14. Nude’s the Hue: $26

If you can’t tell, Missguided is owning the bomber jacket game. There are so many affordable options on their site! Nude shades are sticking around for another season, so try this neutral bomber from Missguided.

Nude Missguided bomber jacket
(via Missguided)


15. Eastern Prints: $39

Asian-inspired prints have made their way onto bomber jackets via koi fish and dragons. We’re coveting this fiery red one from SheIn.

Shenin Floral Asian Prints
(via SheIn)


Now that you’ve got serious bomber jacket swag, click HERE to see how you should be styling plaid this fall and winter.