The wearing of varsity jackets started at Harvard University for baseball athletes and today, this Collegiate style has infiltrated wardrobes all over the world. Varsity jackets, also known as letterman jackets feature color-blocked, patched styles and are often oversized, and are the latest preppy fashion items that have influence beyond the soccer field. The varsity jackets were out in full force on the runways of designers such as Celine and Louis Vuitton. Models were wearing pieces in colorful vintage styles, adorned with playful badges and appliqués that were inspired by the iconic sporty chic jacket.
The demand for the varsity jacket is on the rise and its massive popularity can be credited to its wonderful versatility. As the new era of dressing means anything goes, this letterman jacket can be as feminine as a fur coat or as edgy as a leather jacket, depending on how it is mixed and matcheded with the rest of your wardrobe. If you would like to jump on the collegiate-style bandwagon and get yourself a retro piece but are not sure where to buy it? Well, have no fear because ahead are some of the stylish varsity jackets that you may want to check out for the season ahead.
Aloyoga G.O.A.T. Jacket
The Greatest of all-time jacket by Aloyoga features textured brushed fleece and has front slash pockets, ribbed cuffs, and a collar. This size-inclusive, classic all-seasons varsity jacket is available in two color options – white and black. This varsity jacket is perfect for chilly summer nights, and you can even pair it with black leather leggings and a sweater for fall.
In The Style Plus Size Varsity Jacket
Elevate your fashion A-game with this varsity jacket from Asos. This loose-fitting coat is specifically designed to celebrate plus-size style. It has an oversized, loose fit in a sleek beige hue, and is accented with camel and black contrasts.
Cropped Bomber Varsity Jacket
This crop jacket is a steal at under $100 but it looks more expensive than the price. This cropped and fitted style, is fun, cute, and flattering, thanks to the bold blue color with the white color block and an extended button panel on the front for a unique flair.
Denim Varsity Jacket
This light blue patchwork jacket does not have any letters or writing on it. It has multiple shades of patched denim and leather sleeves. This distinct jacket features a snap front closure and looks great when paired with a denim skirt or light-wash skinny jeans and a solid white tee. It has an effortlessly cool vibe and is versatile enough to complement numerous outfits.
Levi’s After School Jacket
If you want a little twist on the traditional classic varsity jacket, then this After School jacket is what you need. Instead of a mock neck that many of these jacket styles have, this one features a collar for a cool and modern take on the traditional collegiate jacket. It is neither oversized nor fitted and it looks great layered over a crop top and jeans.