Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a button-fastened garment that’s a cross between a cardigan, jacket and jumper. Varsity jackets (also known as baseball jackets) are sweeping the nation with their American-style laid back vibe.

We’ve come up with a few ways to pull off the varsity look below; try mixing the tops, bottoms and footwear to suit your own personal style.

Look #1
Voi Varsity
Available from Voi Jeans

There’s still some summer left in ’11, so when the sun goes down, chuck your varsity jacket over a polo shirt and wear with some chino shorts and espadrilles. Keep it casual, laid-back, no-fuss.

Look #2
Lyle & Scott Varsity
Available from Lyle and Scott

Checked lumberjack shirts are everywhere now – but they’re still an essential bit of kit for your wardrobe. To give it a new lease of life, layer one under a varsity jacket. Finish off with some dark jeans and a pair of hi-tops for a stylish look.

Look #3
Topman Varsity
Available from Topman

Keeping your jacket unbuttoned can give you a chance to layer it with a basic t-shirt – Zara and Topman do great low-cost tees in different colours. The college-style jacket will go well with chinos, this summer’s must-have alternative to denim. Finish off with some converse and you’re all set.