Thanks to Isabel Marant
and Richard Nicoll
, fashion has taken on a California-cool sensibility this season and the varsity jacket is the new downtime staple.
When you think varsity jacket, high school jocks and cheerleading girlfriends may spring to mind, but that doesn't mean summers key cover-up is confined to pre-teens. Whether you keep it laid-back in rolled-up denim and plain jersey, or channel more polished casual chic by partnering a pleated midi with a chunky platform sandal, it's an endlessly versatile piece.
If you want an office-appropriate look that will take you from day to night then pair with a skirt. Opt for chiffons and muted hues for a more feminine take on the tomboy trend, and team with minimal accessories to update the look.