Q&A: Varsity Jackets28.12.10
"What do you think of those American baseball/varsity jackets for girls? Is it too much/ridiculous, if someone wears this, even if he/she is not American?"
Camel Peasant Tie-Neck Dress, £32, Dorothy Perkins;
Suede Pumps, £28, Topshop.)
Pair an unzipped, coloured varsity jacket from New Look with a girly, whimsical dress to ease yourself in to the new Spring/Summer fashion season. The baseball jacket is the perfect way to toughen up an outfit, without stretching as far as a leather jacket. I personally would buy it a size smaller where possible, and push the sleeves up, to add a sweet, girly touch to the piece. Don't be tempted to wear plimsolls, pumps or trainers, but go for a simple flat.
Ruched Side Batwing Top, £8.99, New Look;
Panelled Leggings, £7.49, H&M;
Off-White Chuck Taylors, Converse;
Ditsy Charm Necklace, £7 in sale, Miss Selfridge
Glass Station Bead Necklace, £7 in sale, Miss Selfridge.)
For the dress-phobic, wear with black panelled leggings - or cut-off denim shorts! - an oversized sheer jersey top, a couple of long necklaces and keep the jacket oversized too, as a statement piece. This makes for the perfect 'I'm-wearing-my-boyfriend's-jacket-and-I-look-good' outfit! Finish off with a pair of off-white Converse.
I hope this piece inspired some of you to think a little outside the box when styling up the sweet varsity jackets on the high street at the moment! Although they still look perfect with a pair of straight-leg jeans and simple jersey tees, they are so versatile and understatedly chic, a worthwhile investment for the upcoming Spring/Summer season (if the weather ever warms up!).
Keep your Fashion Q&A's coming over Formspring, and I will pick out the best questions to feature on my blog next week!