In her new weekly series, Meagan Wilson zooms in on some of the season’s hottest micro trends and shops the market to help you find the best selects fit for any budget. Check back every Monday for her trend-driven finds.
Back To School
At once nostalgic and entirely new, the varsity jacket has officially made its comeback—thanks in part to the unwavering influence of the ‘90s. The collegiate cool varsity topper has become ubiquitous on both street style blogs and runways alike, harkening back to the hallways of high schools everywhere. An ideal transitional piece between seasons, the varsity jacket's bomber silhouette makes for the perfect (and unexpected) alternative to the cropped leather moto during the spring. Worn well with printed trousers and capable of grounding spring florals and flared skater skirts, the new breed of bombers are cut leaner and lighter—borrowing from the boys without being too bulky. Whether you opt for a classic, letterman-style silhouette with leather detailing, or an all-over print iteration in more feminine fabrics and finishes, the youthful athleticism of the varsity jacket makes it a no-brainer, grab-and-go layering piece come springtime.
Conscious Collection jacket, $31, hm.com.