All things American and sporty are hanging on into AW12 it seems, and the one thing from the trend I'm considering is the varsity jackets. The baseball caps are a massive no for me - if you came from my part of London town you'd know that things in baseball hats aren't fantastic examples of our society (except for Kate Moss who I spotted the other week, obviously). The joggers/sweatpants are for the gym, and my membership expired in 2003. So, jacket it is. Plus, I had a browse on pinterest and found some really cool street style shots (above and below) and realised the look is damn easy, when you have the jacket...
I was lucky enough to visit the Whistles HQ the other week, and had a quick browse through their upcoming collection. The whole time I was at the meeting I was trying to get a closer look at their two gorgeous varsity bomber jackets, which come in a black and a blue with leather sleeves. Amazing. I loved them - they just look like the kind of things you'd be happy to be stuck in cold weather in when the dark nights and rain/sleet/snow/storms arrive here in the UK.
Not sure if you've already heard but Whistles are throwing a little shindig for Vogue Fashion Night Out on Thursday at their South Molton Street store - you can personalise your varsity jacket instore with your initials! Pop down, I'll be there - details are all on their Facebook page here. Hope to see you then!
South Molton St Style