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Fit But You Know It


I've been coveting a varsity jacket for who-knows-how-long; my vintage varsity sweater filled the void for awhile (and for all I know a real live athlete boasted it once) but it is red and clashes with the blue hair so I haven't been able to wear it. Luckily, after the internet exploded with news of H&M's online shop and I was tempted into casually browsing and couldn't resist this jacket which was nearly everything I wanted. It would be cooler if the appliqué letter had some sort of significance like my initials or references to a past school I intended, but it has none so I'll just claim the "W" is for winner. I have been told that since I'm decidedly un-sporty, not just by inaction but also lack of enthusiasm for teams, means I shouldn't be allowed to own or wear it. So, I'm a rebel in my varsity jacket--eschewing the appreciation for sports typically associated with this style and ignoring friends who tease me for owning it. Yep, everyone likes a mental image of themselves as a rebel...

16 comments:

Nikki Williams said...

love the knee high socks!

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

Jhan said...

Love the contrast b/w the girly, frilly dress and the varsity jacket. Also, the title of this post reminds me of that British group, "The Streets". I used to love that song.

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving those shoes!

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

Ana, Playground Love said...

You know what, if "un-sporty" people can't wear sporty clothes, then sporty people shouldn't be able to wear anything but that. I think nowadays, varsity jackets don't have much to do with sports anymore than they do with style, it's just one of those stereotypes, unfortunately. So wear it with pride Rebecca!

poppydot said...

varsity jackets are so cosy and warm in cold weather, and you look great in it!

abbycake said...

I have my old varsity jacket from high school, but it has my name on the back and that seems ridiculously uncool.
xx Abby | a geek tragedy

Bivisyani Questibrilia said...

And by that definition, I should also NOT own a varsity jacket. But we all like to rebel, it seems. What DOES the W actually stand for? Sometimes corporate-made varsity jackets confuse me in this way...

SarahJo said...

What's so cool about the look of the varsity jacket with the girly clothes is that it hails back to the 1950's when girls in saddle shoes and socks and full skirts were "pinned" by the boy they went steady with and wore their varsity jacket as a sort of promise ring. I love it.

Jessica said...

I love how 1950s this look is! Also, I hope that the title is a reference to The Streets. I love that song!

Amelia Mad said...

lovely outfit! great back to school vibes

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Diane said...

This is the exact kind of varsity jacket I've been looking for as well! How is H&M sizing and how does it compare to the standard XS/S/M/L size guide? I'm a typical XS but don't know if I should get a size 2 or 4 with their sizing... How does yours fit? It looks great on you!

Anonymous said...

Varsity Jackets are so popular now. I love how you paired them with high socks! (: It adds a little quirky twist to the outfit!

Speaking of jackets, could you do a remix post on jackets? Or what you look for when you buy cropped jackets? Because sometimes cropped jackets tend to be oversized and it looks weird with dresses due to the silhouette kinda flaring out at the top and unbalanced at the bottom. Any suggestions?

Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky said...

Yes! The Streets!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous, I'll try to work on at least one post around that idea this month!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Diane, I think it's slightly big for an xs. I got the xs and it's long on me--hits more at the hips than the waist and broader than my shoulders. Of course with a varsity jacket a slightly bigger fit can be good, so I don't think it looks "big." The waist snaps are quite fitted tho, so tight through the body but long if you're petite.

Anonymous said...

@Rebecca, The Clothes Horse, Thank you! (: (: (: