14 June 2013

Varsity Luxe

It's Friday again - HURRAH - almost the weekend!

I find I appreciate Fridays a lot more since I became a working girl at Kinderbase.

Today my OOTD post is more like OOTOD (outfit of the other day), but I'm sure you will appreciate it regardless!

As you're probably aware, the S/S 2013 trend of Sports Luxe is everywhere at the moment - particularly on the high street and blogosphere. It was first seen at New York Fashion Week, championed by DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger. It represents the cool, laid-back American vibe and uses recognisable sports silhouettes to get a look that is fashionable yet functional.

I'm a massive fan of the varsity-style jackets, specifically, with stripes on the cuffs, badges and lettering. I managed to pick up two of these jackets last month on eBay for bargain prices! I originally bought the cropped one without realising it was cropped, then re-sold it to buy the full length one, as I think cropped jackets can look unflattering on my curvy pear-shaped figure (but perhaps that's just me!)

It was a sunny day outside, but a bit chilly in the wind, so I decided to team my baseball jacket with my turtle-neck white crop top, high-waisted denim shorts and black opaque tights. Baseball jackets are best worn casual with denim, in my opinion. There's a lot of aesthetically pleasing design features going on, so wear them with understated pieces in a muted colour palette and just let your jacket do the talking.

You can then accessorise to glam up the outfit. I added a tan belt, gold chain and vintage sunglasses for sophisticated cool, and to make the look more luxe.

Baseball jacket 1:

Baseball jacket 2:

Turtle-Neck Top - Primark
Denim Shorts - MOTO @ Topshop
Black Opaque Tights - M&S
Tan Belt - Topshop
Gold Chain - eBay
Vintage Sunglasses - eBay

It's all about finding your inner American collegiate in order to channel Varsity Luxe this season.

(Do you like my Varsity Luxe look? What do you think to the sportswear trend? Thanks for reading! Katie-xo)


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