Varsity jackets have been a bit of a sleeper trend—suddenly we're seeing them on everyone not affiliated with a championship-winning sports team. We like the trend because it's fresh, super versatile, and not totally overdone. You can dress a varsity jacket down for a casual day running errands, or funk it up by putting it over a dress or skirt. Happily, there are plenty of designer varsity jackets for spring. Whether you fancy yourself more of a team captain or more of the leader of the school-skipping rebels, there's a varsity jacket just for you.
If you want the most basic varsity jacket, this cool leather-sleeved version from ASOS should do the trick.
$122.78 at ASOS.
But if you want to fake a high school/college affiliation, this basic lettered version is your new go-to.
$90 at Topshop.
All Leather Everything
This uber-luxe, all-leather varsity from Alice + Olivia is on our dream jacket wishlist.
$1131.18 at Farfetch.
Rather go for the varsity cardigan look than the jacket? Have the best of both worlds with this structured, sorta-cardi, sorta-jacket.
$198 at Nordstrom.
Do you go to the University of Awesome? Thought so... best represent with this out-there House of Holland jacket.
$850.69 at ASOS.
Turns out varsity jackets aren't exactly cheap. But you can nab this cute Forever 21 version if you're worried about overspending.
$22.50 at Forever21.
Pop of Pattern
This is like the indie high-end "no, this isn't a varsity jacket" varsity jacket.
$795 at Shopbop.
Once More With Feeling
This silky zip-up is more like what the drop-outs might sport—not varsity athletes—and we like it that way.
$40.99 at Romwe.
Cool Kid University
Before you went to University of Cute, you graduated from Cool Kid High School, clearly.
$340 at Opening Ceremony.
This pattern-crazy jacket is so cool—and several levels up from your basic varsity.
$595 at Opening Ceremony.