In the world of fashion, trends are cyclical. They come and go, sweeping for months, seasons, and sometimes years at a time, but there are always classics. One of them being varsity jackets: The vintage pieces of outerwear so classic that new reincarnations come out every single season. With the athleisure trend at an all-time high right now, the varsity jacket is one statement piece you'll definitely want to pull out this fall/winter season.
Not quite as edgy as the leather moto, the varsity jacket will add a bit of a boyish touch to any outfit, whether that be an LBD for a night out, or a tee, jeans, and tennis shoes combo for a day of brunching and shopping. No matter where you're going, this piece is guaranteed to add a much-needed playful element to your ensemble. Plus, it kinda just brings me back to my high school days. Nothing wrong with a little nostalgia!
Otherwise known as the "letterman jacket," these varsity jackets were first designed for high school and college athletes to indicate who was on the varsity team. But few can really resist their cool look and slightly androgynous charm. Plus, it doesn't hurt that they're pretty warm, either.
Instead of picking up a basic leather jacket this season, opt for the varsity instead. Below are seven picks that'll have you looking casual-cool, and will keep you from freezing your buns off.
1. The Classic
Two words: Down sleeves. Yep, you'll definitely be warm in this one.
2. This Red Bomber
This retro jacket has Tony Stark's name on it. So if you're a Marvel fan, this one's for you.
3. This Blue Stunner
I love the big "S" logo, which definitely adds that letterman feel.
4. Feathery Gray
This one may have to be an under-layer for the winter season, but the sweatshirt material will sure keep you toasty.
5. The Quilt
The longer, the warmer, right? This jacket is pretty much the perfect layering piece for fall/winter. Plus, details, details details. Don't you love the quilted pattern as well?
6. Skulls, Anyone?
Yep, you read that right. This one's reversible. On the flip side, you can just wear it as a solid black varsity jacket.
7. Beading Galore
Want to add even more of an edge to your leather varsity? Try some beading, of course!
When in doubt or in a rush, throw on some denim, a distressed tee, and a badass letterman jacket, and you're on your way to being the coolest chick on any campus.
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