Trending in Fashion: The Varsity Jacket
In our recent Fashion Challenge Pose Off, Mandy wore the heck out of an old school inspired varsity jacket and we couldn't get enough of it. I've been seeing a lot of collegiate jackets in stores, on celebs and on the backs of chic ladies on the street. This got me thinking that I need to jump on the varsity jacket bandwagon!
(images via lookbook.nu, pinterest.com, jakandjil.com, whatiwore.tumblr.com, lookbook.nu)
What's great about this trend is that it is so easy to wear. You can throw it on over anything and it automatically makes a look more interesting. I especially love the idea of pairing a casual, masculine letterman jacket with a dress or something very feminine. It makes for an unusual but visually intriguing outfit.
Take a look at how the celebs are wearing a one:
Elle Fanning, Katy Perry, Rihanna
Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift
If you're looking to spruce up your wardrobe this fall, a varsity jacket in a versatile colour makes a great addition. Here are a few of my favourite options:
1. Crooks and Castles The Apache Varsity Bomber Jacket in Mulberry (US$98.00)
2. Forever 21 Coated Sleeve Varsity Jacket (C$35.80)
3. Tilly's Ashley Faux Leather Sleeve Womens Varsity Jacket (C$39.55)
4. Adidas Originals Collegiate Wool Jacket (US$120.00)
5. Top Shop Varsity Jacket by J.W. Anderson for Top Shop (UK$129.99)
What do you think of the collegiate style jacket? Is it going to last? Would you wear one and how would you wear it?
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Not for me.... Looks great on Taylor Swift
eewwwww.these jackets were in when i was 12 or so.
I absolutely love how Taylor Swift is wearing hers. The colours are sooo fabulous!
I definitely think this trend is for a certain age range. However I LOVE the trend and I'm glad it's back! This trend was in about 10 years ago...
I am not particularly enthralled with it, but I like it when it's done right. I really like the looks on the models in the first picture set, especially the one with the skirt, but I only like the look on Taylor Swift in the celebrity examples, all the others just look tacky.
I was a varsity jacket fan in highchool.... it was the thing to get your boyfriends football jacket... but today, not interested.
I don't particularly like this style and I don't think it will last. The only image out of the ones shown that I like is the grey cardigan with the black skirt. I think all of the celebrities did a horrible job of wearing this style as well.
Ive been seeing people wearing these for a while, maybe not celebrities but enough girls on the street even last fall maybe. I like them although i dont know if i would suit one.
This isn't for me, I'm to old.lol
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