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.
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.
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.
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.