Unless you’ve been taking a social media hiatus, then you’re aware that Taylor Swift is quite literally in her Red Era in support of boyfriend and Kansas City Chief’s star, Travis Kelce. She’s worn comfortable red sweaters and sporty varsity jackets up the wazoo, though it’s not the first time the Grammy-winning artist opted for collegiate-inspired apparel. The singer was seen in 2012 styling a varsity jacket with short shorts in New York City and again on tour for her Red album. Since its Harvard baseball beginnings in 1865, the varsity jacket has evolved from its team comradery origins to a full-blown fashion statement, with people and celebrities like Tay Swift styling it for a big game, onstage or as an everyday look. Even major brands and retailers like Zara, Revolve and Mango continue to design their take on academia gear. Here are 14 varsity jackets for women (and men, too) to channel your inner Taylor Swift—and you don’t have to be cheer captain or date the boy on the football team to wear ‘em.
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