December 12, 2014

Varsity Jackets

Varsity Jackets

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Good news: you can wear a varsity jacket without touching a ball or returning to High School. The hottest thing to come out of a locker room since Tom Brady, varsity jackets have been spotted on trend setting it girls like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, and Cara Delevingne Olivia Palermo. Once reserved for elite teens and the Mean Girls mathletes, varsity jackets now come in every pattern, color, and fabric available.

Hot designers like Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Alexander Wang have created modern bomber jackets that are anything but tween. While traditional dark colors and lettering are still popular, girly details like silk and floral embellishments add an undeniably feminine feel to this coveted item of outerwear.

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Quite possibly the most glamorous, gorgeous varsity jacket ever created. Cream, camel, and chic embellishment ripple through this understated ensemble with decadent delicacy. If you too choose a varsity jacket with baroque brocade or glittering applique, pair it with crisp, minimalist pieces that let your awesome new outerwear take center stage.

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Varsity jackets are a symbol of youth, camaraderie, and the all American teenager. Who better to embody those virtues than Taylor Swift? Tay Tay rocked this yellow and blue varsity jacket in the music video for her smash single “We are never, ever getting back together”. Take a page (or note) from T-Swizzle and select a traditional varsity jacket composed of two complementary primary colors. Then combine with a slightly darker version of one (or both) of those shades on the bottom, plus a neutral layer underneath.

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Too cute for school: this girly take on the varsity jacket trend takes teen queen to another level. Knee high boots are major right now, and will bring all eyes to your knees! Black, black, and more black add necessary sophistication. An A-line mini is that rare piece of clothing that’s both sweet and sexy.

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Olivia Palermo strikes on trend again! The New York fashionista put her own distinctive spin on the youthful varsity jacket. Olivia’s textured black pencil skirt is undeniably elegant and provides a playful contrast to the relaxed fit of her black and white varsity jacket. Olivia’s classic color blocking is an awesome idea for women over 30 who might have dismissed the varsity jacket as too childish to embrace.  If black & white head to toe is chic enough for Karl Lagerfeld, it’s chic enough for you! 

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Boyfriend jeans, black accents, and a varsity jacket deserves a monthly (if not weekly) spot in your wardrobe rotation. I’m obsessed with the clean lines and loose (yet still figure flattering) fit of every item in this ensemble. Don’t let apparent simplicity fool you; every nip and tuck is impeccably fitted, and any stylist worth her salt can tell serious thought went into composition. Let this outfit inspire you to invest, invest, invest in timeless items: black pumps, boyfriend jeans, crew neck T, ray bans, quilted chain link purse, and of course a divine varsity jacket. 

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