Thursday, 30 May 2013


I mentioned a few posts back that I had bought a varsity jacket. Suede sleeves and wool body, it has seamlessly fitted into my wardrobe. Since then I've started seeing varsity jackets everywhere. Whether it is Emma Watson's character in 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' or Topshop, I have come to the conclusion that once again I have influenced the entire fashion industry. It happened with gypsy skirts and then with bodices and circle skirts. It just seems that whenever I find a gem in a charity shop it is all over the high-street within a few months.

 Here is my favourite interpretation of this look. I have been wearing it with high-waisted cropped All Saints trousers and a cropped navy shirt. I bought these trousers a few years back, but have been living in them the past few weeks. I wore them with my Docs (natch). I actually bought some new ones the other day, but sadly they were too small so my current pair cannot retire yet.

One of the comedy troupes in St Andrews (Blind Mirth- if you are in town check them out) have black and white varsity jackets. I personally love this idea as it makes a good change from gilets and hoodies. I love the idea of mixing a feminine outfit with a male piece. Here I teamed floaty hotpants with a loose t-shirt and brogues.
 Not all varsity jackets have to be in leather or nylon. I've seen a few great denim numbers. Dark jeans with a paler jacket creates an interesting take on double denim. I love the complementary colours of orange and denim so here they are.

I hope you are all having a great week. I'm home for a few days before heading back to Scotland and am finally learning to drive!


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