ALL IN THE DETAILS: Earn Your (Varsity) Stripes

I’ll admit it, I’m not the most athletic person out there. Aside from the occasional run, the only time I feel like a varsity jock is when I hear the song “Space Jam” playing at pep rallies. (It’s normally accompanied by that overwhelming urge to slam dunk a basketball). Since walking around, listening to pump up jams on repeat isn’t exactly conducive to a productive lifestyle, embracing my inner letterman by sporting varsity stripes is the next best way to get ready to take on the day like an all-star.

This Fashionista hit a homerun with this sporty ensemble. When it comes to this look, its highlight reel is endless. However, what takes her outfit to the major leagues is her varsity striped T-shirt. Varsity stripes are a great way to add athletic flare to any look. Whether you’re coming back from practice or cheering from the sidelines, varsity stripes add an urban, street-ready look that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. This Fashionista chose to pair her stripes with some jock favorites like a pair of Nike sneakers, a jean shirt tied around the waist and a baseball cap that screams Janet Jackson! I love how she coordinates the white accents from her shoes, hat and varsity stripes to add a neutral balance to the muted color scheme too. Adding accessories like a canvas backpack or watch personalizes the look, taking her outfit from bland benchwarmer to standout MVP.

In the words of Smash Mouth, “Hey now you’re an all-star (in that varsity striped T-shirt.)” Yeah, Smash Mouth definitely said that.

How To: Want to be a little more adventurous with your stripes? Try wearing a varsity striped dress with your favorite pair of heels. The juxtaposition between athletic and formal creates a great date night look that screams “Love and Basketball”!