Born in the USA, the varsity jacket is your answer to retro high school cool. Softer than a leather jacket but with the same sense of rebel style, the varsity jacket is your throw on piece for a quick dose of nonchalant chic.
Preppy style in a varsity jacket
The varsity jacket is the ultimate staple for some preppy style. Men will find their ivy league chic in a jacket worn over colourful chinos and a shirt and tie, whilst women can find their own dose of prepster in a jacket teamed with a pleated skirt and some ballet pumps. The varsity jacket is also the perfect pairing with jeans. Go for skinny jeans to give the look an urban edge, or wear it with women's flared jeans for a 70s vintage feel. Don't forget to finish the look with some platforms or a pair of block heels. Men can unearth their inner football jock in a classic varsity jacket, a denim shirt and some relaxed-fit trousers.
Subtle USA style in a varsity jacket
You don't have to go all-American to wear a varsity jacket. Modern slim fit designs with varsity detailing will give you a hint of the style without the full USA takeover. Choose a hybrid leather varsity jacket, with leather sleeves or a leather body, for a soft look that still channels some of that rocker cool. Men can team theirs with some slim fit casual trousers and a t-shirt, whilst women can match theirs with a long pencil skirt and some shoe boots. Dress the look up with a silk blouse or a soft cashmere sweater.