When it comes to fashion trends, one thing is certain: nothing will ever be too new or too old. It’s all a continuous cycle and a reinvention of styles. So, if you are thinking of throwing a few horrible items out of your closet, think again! You may never know when they are going to be the biggest fashion hit.
2013 is just about that – reinventing some of those ’90’s trends and pulling off the funkiest looks. And making a comeback this year is the Varsity jacket, aka, “Letterman jacket”.
For so many high school and college students, the varsity jacket is traditionally a representation of pride and support for their schools. The jacket became a huge hit when Michael Jackson rocked it on and off stage back in the ‘80s. Now it’s re-living its glory days on runways and catwalks for Spring/Summer 2013/14 collections. The sporty, yet chic style of the varsity jacket was a huge success with Rag & Bone, Altuzarra, and Alexander Wang. Not to mention the number of celebrities wearing this comfy cool jacket: Rihanna (sporty urban style), Kim Kardashian (glam sexy urban) Taylor Swift (college sporty chic).
How to wear the varsity jacket look
To avoid looking ridiculous, we have curated some styling tips / ideas for your personal style inspiration.
The jacket may seem plain, sporty, and quite boyish, yet it is one of the most versatile piece you can have in your closet. Pairing it with simple sporty outfits (jeans, shorts, converse, ballet pumps, T-shirts, sweaters, baseball caps) can give you that boyish sporty chic style look.
For extra edgy look, pile on jewelry, or go for studded jackets, and if you’d like to give it a more girly vibe, play up your lips (red lips look amazing with this jacket giving it an urban touch; think Rihanna) or let your hair loose.
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For a super smart edgy look, opt for pencil skirts, blouses or T-shirts, statement necklaces, super sexy heels and over-the-shoulders varsity jacket. For a more casual sophisticated look, switch the skirt with skinny trousers or boyfriend jeans. Shorts or mini skirts are amazing if you are aiming for sexy, and maxi skirts or dresses look feminine with this jacket. For extra edge, add a baseball cap and statement accessories. And remember… to get this chic sophisticated sporty look always go for heels!
- Have fun with your look and don’t take it too seriously
- Make it your own… meaning wear colors / styles that works best for your figure
- Own your look; be confident in your choices
We’ve all seen the fashion editors, photographers, bloggers, and stylists rocking the varsity jacket with heels. And loved it! So do just the same, just don’t forget your fantastic bag or over-sized clutch to complete your look.
Whether you love it or not the varsity jacket is a trend to try once and, if you ask me, a staple piece to consider for spring. It’s fun, cool, versatile, cozy, and super comfortable.
Will you ditch your leather jackets for a while and be a team player in that old school nostalgic varsity jacket? Are you game or not?
(Images via Pinterest)
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- Grade A in wearing a varsity sweater (fashionising.com)
- The fancy varsity jacket (downtownromantic.com)
- Fashion Trends for Men in 2013 (anitasayago.wordpress.com)