Varsity jackets: The trend of the 90s is back and this is how we combine it

Varsity jackets: The trend of the 90s is back and this is how we combine it

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’90s varsity jackets are making a comeback

90s Varsity Jackets Make A Comeback: Varsity Jackets In Street Style

Guests in varsity jackets at the Boss Fashion Show, Milan 2021

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The varsity jacket, which Lady Diana also loved wearing, is making a comeback this season. Nerdy, classically sporty and utterly cool, it girls and inspirational ones design the on-trend jacket. We show you the coolest looks.

The new season has started and there are quite a few fashion trends in store. Some of them are not so unknown to us and may even be hidden in one or another closet. Varsity jackets, for example, are making a strong comeback. We show how the trend piece is styled and combined correctly.

Fashion jackets are the beginning and end of many looks, especially in the transition period. With the right jacket, we complete our outfit perfectly. It completes the look and also draws attention. In addition to wool and bouclé coats, this season we’re going back to the old varsity jackets from the ’90s. But are varsity jackets still worn the way they were back then?

The history of the varsity jacket trend.

Lady Diana in an oversized green and silver Philadelphia Eagles model in 1991

Lady Diana in an oversized green and silver Philadelphia Eagles model in 1991

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The classic varsity jacket originally comes from American college sports teams. The jacket, also known as the “Varsity Jacket”, exudes a sporty charm that’s super cool at the same time. Even Princess Diana knew how to stage the preppy look. Back then, the fashion icon liked to wear the cool jacket in a style break, namely with a pencil skirt and heels. The jacket became known for the bold and often colorful logo patches and oversized boyfriend cut. But the typical row of popper buttons and striped ribbed cuffs on the collar, sleeves and hips shouldn’t be missing from varsity jackets. Whether it’s unmistakable prints, bold leather sleeves or a modern boyfriend style, this season the varsity jacket is not only diverse, but also has different styles. You can’t go wrong with jeans and sneakers, but the fashion jacket also gives its wearer a casual edge with chunky boots, in a style break with a mini skirt, or casually over a dress.

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Didi Stone with black university jacket, street style Paris 2021

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Varsity jackets are welcome to be oversized this season, making them the focal point of outfits. With a mom jeans the cool sporty look can be easily completed. thick boots either Sneakers skillfully complete the outfit. Styling Tip: Choose a bag that matches the color of the jacket for a more intentional look.

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90s Varsity Jackets Make A Comeback: Varsity Jackets In Street Style

Model Lauren Wasser in an oversized varsity jacket, street style Paris 2021

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If we want to do justice to the origin of the jacket, the fashion piece can also be worn perfectly in a sporty style. With a biker shorts either sports leggings and a plain white shirt we create a sporty look for the day. With short or long jogging pants, it becomes suitable for everyday wear. With her oversized varsity jacket, model Lauren Wasser wears shorts with patches that take up the look of the jacket.

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90s Varsity Jackets Make A Comeback: Varsity Jackets In Street Style

Lea Naumann in MiuMiu varsity jacket, Street-Style Berlin 2021

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When we think back to Lady Diana, we remember how the varsity jacket can also be worn: in a style break. With boots and the right tights get the look winter ready, because a well-lined varsity jacket can also keep you extra warm. So, taking a cue from Gossip Girl, let’s wear the quarterback’s boyfriend sports jacket with a sexy, chic touch a la Blair Waldorf.

Varsity Jackets: Conclusion

Fortunately, we no longer have to be college students to wear a varsity-style jacket. Because the big fashion houses are one step ahead of the colleges and have long since embraced the varsity jacket trend. The cuts are fluffier and the details more iconic. This trend clearly goes with the preppy chic movement, which was triggered by, among other things, the “Gossip Girl” reboot. We embrace the 90’s trend and embrace new ways to wear the easy style companion.

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