This season, my most coveted topper isn't a classic trench, blazer, or anorak, but a varsity sweater. In fact, since buying the Madewell letterman sweater jacket pictured above, I've been secretly hoping for cooler weather just so I have more opportunities to wear it. I'm planning to wear mine with skinny jeans and ankle boots for a laid-back weekend, or throw it on as a quirky counterpoint to a ladylike sheath and pointy-toed pumps. But no matter what they're paired with, varsity sweaters deliver a dose of collegiate cool plus the softness of a beloved cardi.
My preferred styles are thick and cozy enough to double as a light jacket, channeling the look of the varsity/letterman jackets that are so trendy now without being too literal about it. If you're still looking for your perfect varsity sweater, here's a round-up of my favourite picks.
Are you planning to wear a varsity sweater this fall? Maybe we can be twinsies!