Varsity jackets were huge last year and I could not be happier to see them back for this fall season. Thinking about wearing a piece from your high school days might not seem that appealing, but when styled right, letterman jackets can be über chic! My favorite way to style the schoolboy-themed bomber jacket is to pair it with something more feminine like stilettos, a dress, or a flared skirt. Doing so gives your look balance. These jackets are extremely versatile and can be kept super casual. They work well for everyday looks like the one worn by Alexandra on the left—love the polka dot denim and knit hat. They also work with destressed denim! I styled my look in the middle with distressed boyfriend jeans, while fashion blogger Katelyn, on the right, styled her jacket with her favorite distressed shorts. Varisty jackets are great additions to almost any outfit.
My tip when looking you're looking to purchase a varsity jacket is to buy one with neutral tones rather than the traditional bold high school colors. That way the jacket looks more streamlined, you’ll get a lot more wear out if it and you won’t look like you’re attending your alma mater.
The great thing about this fall fashion trend is there are a lot of options out there for us to choose from. If you’re testing the waters and don’t want to fork over half your paycheck, check out some affordable options here, here, and here. If you’re diving into the style and looking for more of an investment, try this or this.
Below I’ve styled two outfits to show you how to dress up and dress down your varsity jacket. Either way, make sure you balance out the toughness of the bomber jacket with more feminine pieces.
1. Etoile Isabel Marant Varsity Jacket 2. T By Alexander Wang T-Shirt 3. Paige High Rise Skinny Jeans 4. Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps 5. Jil Sander Envelope Clutch 6. Kotur Printed Clutch 7. Zoe Karssen T-Shirt 8. Dorothy Perkins Varsity Jacket 9. Stella McCartney Wool Twill Skirt 10. Alice and Olivia Nubuck Pump
Find more fashion inspiration and info on fall fashion trends by Crystalin at Crystalin Marie!