TREND: Grease is the Word

It seems like some loved high school so much they decided to make it a one of this season’s major fashion trends. Reminiscent of our all-time favorite feel-good musical Grease, popularized by hit phenomenon that is Glee and inspired by label we love, Isabel Marant, this spring/summer we are going all-American high school.

High street shops like Topshop, H&M and New Look have had a growing momentum with varsity jackets. An item which kept popping up at Paris Fashion Week ’11, French women have proved us time-and-time again they have perfected the art of blending masculine and feminine pieces. Parisian designer Isabel Marant adopted this athletic reference for her California inspired spring/ summer 2011 collection. which saw a trendy mix of sporty and feminine looks.

Whether in junior school, high school, college or alumni, this sweater-meets-jacket is no longer a reserve to the jock. With warmer weather just around the corner, it is time to invest in the perfect spring statement jacket. Why not opt for the varsity jacket? Versatile enough to pair with denim or a form-fitting black dress, it is a perfect way to stay warm while the weather is still chilly.

With a plethora of styles to choose from – stand up sweat jackets to baseball styles – they all have a distinct American vibe. This week’s Fashionisto opts for the popular contrast panel sleeves version he bought from a vintage store in Shimokitazawa, Japan. He pairs it with a pair of slim legged jeans and retro style laced-up sneakers for a relaxed day time look.

Hint: Gents, if you’re currently crushing on this look, why not team the varsity jacket with a checked shirt for a smart touch? Ladies, who says that you need a jock boyfriend to rock the collegiate jacket? Next time, try this bookworm look with a trendy varsity jacket, chunky cardigan, pleated skirt and oxford shoes to get a style A+!

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