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Varsity Jacket

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Sometimes, I’m deep into a style as soon as I see it.

(Hello, COLD SHOULDER tops!)

Other times, it takes me much longer to warm up to a new style or trend before I’m comfortable wearing it, or recommending it to my styling clients.

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The varsity jacket (and bomber jackets, in general) had me questioning if this retro style was something that had enough longevity to invest in, or if it was a fleeting desire fueled by inspirational street style snaps such as this one. The fact that every bomber style I fell in love was sold out was a good indication that perhaps I better get involved.

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As I’m never one to turn down a structured outwear layer, I’ve decided to open my mind and possibly my wallet and get on board the “Varsity Jacket Express.” In order to keep from looking like a blast from my high school past (not in a good way), or a long-lost extra from the James Van Derbeek hit, Varsity Blues, here are some styling notes to keep in mind:

1. Stick to only one “borrowed from the boys” piece at a time. If you’re going to give this varsity jacket a go, try to pair it with feminine pieces like dresses, heels or fitted jeans.

2. Look for a jacket that is not TOO oversized. You don’t want the jacket to swallow up your frame or create a sloppy look. A slightly tailored, fitted piece will be much easier to dress up or dress down and will keep you from looking too bulky.

3. If you want a more classic look, try a toned down MONOCHROME version of this jacket. If you’re bolder and love color, there are many EMBROIDERED or PRINTED options that become statement pieces for any outfit.

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In case you didn’t catch YESTERDAY’S POST, I think I found a hidden gem of a varsity jacket that’s fully customizable, for under $50 (with code: A16CG)! I already have the “Graphite Heather/Vintage Heather” combo sitting in my cart…

SHOP THE LOOK:

Are YOU going to be joining the varsity jacket team this season?

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