Channel Your Inner Jock With Varsity Jackets

A huge trend we saw on the spring runways is the sporty girl look, and a fun way we’ve seen women pulling off the look is with trendy varsity jackets. Now, don’t think you have to be super athletic — or even a little athletic — to pull off this trend. In fact, we prefer it if you keep your girly side in line with your sporty side.

When you’re looking for the right varsity jacket, consider your personal style. If you are a girly girl, try jackets in more feminine hues, like pastels or floral prints. If you’re a bit edgier, then try jackets with leather sleeves and studs. If you consider yourself to be a bit more glamorous, then there are plenty of letterman jackets adorned with sequins or rhinestones.


Once you found a varsity jacket that speaks to you, decide when and how you are going to wear it. If you want to wear it in a more casual way, try pairing it with cut-off jeans or sexy skinnies. This is the perfect look for going shopping, hanging out with friends, or grabbing lunch. If you want to fem it up a bit, wear it with a maxi skirt or dress. This is the perfect contrast of boy meets girl.

Try to avoid being too literal with the sporty look. If you’re going to wear sneakers with varsity jackets, then we suggest you wear a fashionable sneaker by Ash or Jeffrey Campbell, not Nike or Adidas. However, we prefer an ankle bootie or even a pointed toe pump. A cool accessory to incorporate with this look is a pair of Ray Ban wayfarers.

The most important thing to remember is to make the varsity jacket your own and have fun with it.

Amanda Frechette is a contributor to Chaos magazine. Her drug of choice is all things fashion. After experiencing amazing internships at Levi’s, Marie Claire, and Lucky Amanda now works for Nordstrom. She is passionate about fashion journalism and has her own fashion blog, The Style Bible. Amanda likes to shop to as far as her credit cards will let her and hopes that someday she will become an editor for a high end fashion magazine.