STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Vintage Varsity

Style Advice of the Week

Fashionistos have been found across campus sporting the old school varsity jacket since last fall, and it is clear that this trend shows no sign of wavering! As spring gets closer, the varsity jacket is a great lightweight outwear option for men! This Fashionisto wears a unique varsity jacket that he bought in Amsterdam. By pairing a basic gray V-neck and Steve Madden sneakers, he is able to keep the athletic look in check by creating a casual yet polished look.

Varsity jackets, also known as a letterman jacket, became known as a traditional American style among college athletes years ago. College athlete participants would be awarded a letter to put on their jacket to represent some form of award or athletic achievement. The jacket, with the awarded letter, would be worn so the athlete could be recognized amongst their peers. Nowadays, the sole purpose of a varsity jacket is to be stylish.

From tone-on-tone contrasting sleeves to affordable to high end jackets, there are options for everyone. As there is still a focus on traditional colors and designs in order to maintain a retro inspired look true to its traditional American roots, designers are taking this spring staple item to a whole new level. Pair this ASOS varsity jacket with dark jeans and low-top sneakers like today’s Fashionisto did for a classic athletic vibe. If sports just aren’t for you, check out this floral jacket from Urban Outfitters!

As you can see the variation in style, trend and price is vast, proving that this is a must have item for men this spring. A fashionable mix is created by combining traditional and modern styles, making the varsity jacket a perfectly interesting outerwear choice for spring! As I always say, finalize your look with accessories! I love the hamsa hand bracelet found on this Fashionisto!

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