Trend to Try: Varsity Stripes
Varsity stripes are having a moment this fall, and I’ve been incorporating this preppy trend into my fall wardrobe sparingly. I’m not a huge fan of preppy styles, but they can be fun in small doses, and they’re definitely experiencing a comeback in the fashion world right now.
I like how this striped v-neck sweater gives a nod to the varsity striped trend without taking it too literally. I paired it with my black jeans and black slip-on skate sneakers for a casual weekend vibe.
This sweater is a nice quality cotton blend that isn’t scratchy at all, but it runs slightly small — I’m wearing the small, and it just fits. If you like a little more room to breathe, I’d recommend sizing up — especially if you tend to run between sizes. I’m just hoping it doesn’t shrink!
The grey/black/white combo pairs really well with black denim, but I’m actually kind of kicking myself for not getting it in the blue classics combo. The more I look at it, the more I like it, and it’s a little more in keeping with the casual styling.
Either way, the sweater has a sporty vibe that’s perfect for wearing with fashion sneakers like these backless skate sneakers.
My black leather version is no longer available, but I’ll round up some other options below. This is my favorite style of sneakers for this time of year.
These jeans are my go-to black jeans, and they’re currently on sale at Bloomingdale’s. Their buy more, save more sale ends tonight, so if you have your eye on anything, now is the time to spring for it!
For jewelry, I just wore a mixed metal pendant and diamond studs to keep the look simple and casual.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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