2.06.2013

{muse of the moment} varsity jackets

I have never met a varsity jacket that I didn’t love. Don’t attribute this confession to an adoration of sports. Quite the contrary, in fact. I don’t know a football from a foosball; and, if I’m completely honest, I must admit that the only contact sport I’m truly well-versed in is that of sample sale shopping.

Nevertheless, since my playground days, I have been obsessed - ranking the varsity jacket right up there with sparkling {faux} diamonds and brilliant books and perfume packaged in pretty bottles. Lacking both athletic prowess or a boyfriend on the varsity team, however, essentially left my cravings unsatisfied. Until the design world was kind enough to seemingly take pity on un-sporty fashion folk like moi - serving up scores of glam pieces in every color of the rainbow - perfect for pairing with pumps and skinnies or pleated leather minis for Girls' Night Out.

I stalked snagged a Mint and Black marvel at Forever 21 over the holidays {which I am slowly wearing to death}; but now that I've spotted everyone from Hanneli Mustaparta to Taylor Swift to Liv Tyler wearing their ultra-covetable versions on the street, I'm thinking I may need to add fifty a few more to my collection. Go team?

















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25 comments

Matea Saric said...

I've also never been a sports person, but varsity jackets have always been an silent object of desire. They just find a way to brighten up an entire outfit, you gotta love them :)))

ellie said...

Some get them for being in debate and drama too. These are just so adorable. My grandmother had a cardigan from her school that was really cool.

These have a certain nostalgia.

Great post.

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome jackets and street style selections!
I think I need a varsity jacket in my life!

xoxox,
CC

ivy's closet said...

Really love these. Really cool. Now, I want one too.

lucy and sarah said...

I hadn't thought of a jacket like this. Lovely, post.

mazzymay said...

I could definitely use one in my wardrobe. Love these.

Caitlin and Megan said...

Love your mint and black one!

I have to be on the look out now.

Sweet post.

mazzymay said...

Definitely something I must look into. Love the look.

ellie's desk said...

Definitely, on the look out for this kind of jacket now. Love the one you have.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Oh my word, how CUTE is T. Swift in her varsity jacket???
I am too old for this trend.. I love it, but it would be weird on me! Not that I am OLD old.. But let's face it, pushing 30 means that certain things are no longer an option.

Melissa Blake said...

I totally agree with you!! Those are awesome!

Eleanor @ Sequins & Sass said...

Loving the masculine/feminine combo here! Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!

xx, Eleanor

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the modern versions - so chic!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Punctuation Mark said...

I love them... They always remind me of Grease the movie... Haha!

Sara Gerard said...

I love them too! I am kinda bummed I never got one in High School, I got my letter, but never bought the jacket. Would have came in handy right about now!

EMILLANA said...

Oh I love those jackets! Great! Do you want to follow each other on gfc and fb? Kiss

Josie said...

I think this is SUCH a cute look -- love!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

LOVE how Live rocked it with leather!

Sherin said...

I absolutely LOVE varsity jackets. They look so amazing. I wish I had one that I could style.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Ooooh, I'm loving this trend!! It's the first I've seen of it (no surprises there though...) but you have got me hooked Erika! Shame it's a bit too hot here in Singas for jackets, otherwise I would be all over this!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh heck, yes!! Varsity jackets rock my world!

MOSAMUSE said...

love the leather skirt!
xo
MOSAMUSE


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Tallia said...

aren't letterman jackets great!!

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Style, via TIa said...

I have always wanted a Varsity Jacket. I have wore other people's but never have my own.

These are good finds!

Style via, Tia

fatalcrashfantasy said...

I've always loved a varsity/sporty look too but I fear I'm not (quite) preppy enough! These pictures make them look pretty chic though.. maybe one of these days I'll be brave enough to try it.

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