With summer just around the corner (at long last), it is time to put away your heavy coats, woolly scarves and Wellington boots and start shopping for your summer wardrobe. And this season is all about the return of the baseball jacket!
The Return of the Baseball Jacket
Channelling Grease Pink Ladies, baseball jackets featured heavily on the catwalks this spring, with designers such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Wang all incorporating the preppy, small-town style into their upcoming lines. Worn with either pretty summer dresses or biker trousers and stilettos, the jacket is a staple piece that can be worked or modified to complement any outfit. Whether you opt for the classic varsity style or one of the updated, edgier versions currently available, you will undoubtedly find yourself bang on trend this season with a new baseball jacket.
Based on the sports culture of remote American towns where the local school’s sporting achievements are at the heart of the community, this modern look encompasses the wholesome American teenager image, giving a casual edge to an otherwise feminine and floral season. Think TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Glee, where sports culture becomes a fashion statement. With a range of options available for summer 2013, you will certainly be able to find a jacket that is right for you. And once you do, you will be guaranteed to be wearing it all season.
The baseball jacket first made an appearance on catwalks in autumn 2012 and has been a popular choice of jacket so far this year. However, with the unseasonably cold weather encouraging people to hang on to their winter coats, the trend is not expected to take off properly until the summer.
Worn with pretty floral dresses, baseball jackets give a preppy twist to classic summer trends and are ideal for perfecting that first-date look. Alternatively, paired with denim shorts and trainers, the jackets are perfect for keeping you warm on balmy summer evenings. Should you wish to incorporate this new trend into your after-work look, there are currently plenty of updated, smarter versions of the jacket on the market that can be worn with wet-look leggings or smart dresses to make the transition from daytime to evening wear easy and effortless.
Baseball Jackets are Hot
If you invest in one item of clothing this season, make sure it is one of these jackets. They are a staple of nearly all the major fashion brand’s summer lines and can be seen to be worn by many celebrities who know that baseball jackets are hot this SS13.
If you really want to be on trend this season, you need to put at least one of these jackets at the top of your summer style wish list. The classic varsity baseball jackets feature heavily in New Look’s new summer collection. Teamed with pretty dresses, skater skirts and either trainers or plimsolls, the jackets are perfect for the summer.
Zoe Jenkins writes about fashion for a number of online publications. A huge fan of preppy clothing, Zoe already knows that classic, feminine pieces worn under baseball jackets are hot this SS13.