Varsity Blues: Beyond the Campus

By Jasmin Vasquez  •  August 14, 2013

The varsity jacket is the ultimate status symbol for athletes in high school or college. The same preppy jacket and other athletic inspired gear have made the collegiate trend one of the biggest in the fashion world since its first appearance on Alexander Wang's Fall 2010 runway.

Things to look for to highlight this trend are ribbed collars, hems and cuffs, snaps, embroidery, catchy phrases, mesh accents, bold stripes, color-blocking and raglan sleeves.

Anyone can be one of the cool kids no matter what the budget with goods from high end labels to fast fashion retailers. The experts at have scoured the web and noted their favorites to dress like an MVP for any occasion.


Make a statement in black and white pieces like the UNIF jersey dress or the StyleStalker Baller Raglan available at 80sPurple. A favorite among industry insiders and street style stars is LPD New York’s “Team T-shirts,” featuring famous designers and their birth year.



For a very literal take on this nostalgic trend, cozy up in a varsity jacket like the OBEY Varsity Lover Bomber Jacket or One & Only’s floral jacket available at Urban Outfitters. Pair with acid-wash jeans and worn-in Converse All Stars for a casual look or wear with a crop top, skirt and strappy heels for instant femininity.

Guys take part by wearing a classic Navy Letterman Jacket, or wear an updated version such as the Taxonomy Bomber Jacket featuring a cool digital print, both available at TOPMAN.


Both men and women can add a pop to an everyday outfit when wearing classic shoes like Van’s Authentic High in blue washed denim and stars or Converse’s Chuck Taylor with stripes and polka dots. Ladies keep the height while wearing Puma’s My-66 wedge sneaker, all available at Karmaloop.

Every item featured is under $200! Check out for coupons which will give you extra savings such as 20% off your order and free shipping at Karmaloop or 10% off and free shipping from TOPMAN and Urban Outfitters.

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Jasmin Vasquez Jasmin Vasquez Jasmin Vasquez is a fashion expert and new mommy always looking for the best deals to keep herself and baby on the best-dressed list. She makes sure to keep up-to-date on all things baby, beauty, fashion and home decor.

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