Varsity Vintage

VarsityVintageOkay... so this trend is well and truly spotted by the retailers, but it's still emerging out on the streets, so before you go nuts and buy that $200 bomber jacket you've been eyeing up, I recommend taking a look at my style edit of my take on the Varsity trend - Varsity Vintage.

This one is all about combining that back to college, school girl, american sports look, with a little bit of vintage. No, I'm not meaning any old thing you can find in the back of the wardrobe. Varsity Vintage gets its edge from the wardrobe of the 90's!

Just Fab - Corinna Pink

Just Fab - Corinna Pink

Another day, another fabulous pair from a brand I am falling more and more in love with - Just Fab. This pink number is just so on trend for Varsity Vintage. It has gorgeous stitching and quilting detail that provides a beautiful finish, not to mention a cheeky inch of concealed platform, giving this heel a gorgeous stature and a casual five and a half.  

And how could I not mention the colour... Pink! Playful, pretty and practical. 

Jeffrey Campbell - The Indie Hi Sneaker in Punched Black Patent Leather

Jeffrey Campbell - The Indie Hi Sneaker in Punched Black Patent Leather

From the more casual range of sneaker-attire, this Jeffrey Campbell shoe is not your run of the mill sneaker. With a gorgeous shiny black patent leather finish and then the adornment of not one, but four buckles up the side, this sneaker is begging for attention... and don't you worry, if you happen to sport this one, even just down to the corner shop for some milk, you're bound to get a looky!

Tony Bianco - Tami Black Suede

Tony Bianco - Tami Black Suede

This adorable shoe is from Tony Bianco and is perfect if you want to hit the good school girl look, Campus Chick, of the Varsity Vintage trend. With the cutesy strap going across the front of the foot, it instantly has a sweet-as-pie look to it. 

In a beautiful finish of black suede, this shoe boasts a surprisingly good height due to the concealed platform. To sum up - cute as a button!

ZiGi Girl - Taunt Black Leather

ZiGi Girl - Taunt Black Leather

Okay... I know you're thinking it, especially if you're a kiwi... yes, this boot does have a little bit of a 'gumboot' feel to it, but it's only a hint and it's coupled with a western flavour and then a studded edge. This combination creates a boot that's actually quite versatile!

In autumn/winter, this can be paired up with tights, or in summer/spring go with a cute litte summer dress!

Nike - Blazer Mid Black Suede Trainers

Nike - Blazer Mid Black Suede Trainers

This is a fabulous sneaker from Nike - smooth, chic and athough quite simple, its clean finish is what enhances its appeal. 

Love the suede finish and the classic Nike tick is perfect to that retro/vintage feeling of Vintage Varsity - it's like old school Nike. 

Chinese Laundry - Lannie Black Suede

Chinese Laundry - Lannie Black Suede

This cute wee bootie is perfect for nailing the 'good school girl' look, aka, Campus Chick! It's black suede making it sexy, but the demure lace up and stiletto heel give it a sophisticated chic finish. 

From Chinese Laundry, it's a really versatile heel which you could easily transition between work and friday night drinks. Great for A/W and a sheer pair of stockings. 

*Sole Boutique - Shoe Corporal High Top Sneaker in Fuchsia

*Sole Boutique - Shoe Corporal High Top Sneaker in Fuchsia

I know what you're thinking... this is a Converse CT, but your eyes mislead you! This number is from *Sole Boutique - yes, news to me too! Now normally I am a hater of things pretending to be something else, in particular, shoes that try to be Chuck's but are not. 

But... and I'm sure you sensed this was coming, in the words of He's Just Not That Into You, there are always exceptions to the rule. 

Keds - Blue Champion Lace Up Plimsolls

Keds - Blue Champion Lace Up Plimsolls

I have a pair of keds, similar shape to this but different colour, and I can say with assurity they are super comfy - I wear mine a lot (great summer sneaker), took them travelling as good walk-around-a-lot shoes, and the soles are now almost worn out! 

I love this pair because it fits perfectly into the image I have of Keds - a sneaker, but cute enough to be worn with something girly too.

ZiGi Girl - Z Jo Studs Black Leather

ZiGi Girl - Z Jo Studs Black Leather

Varsity Vintage definitely has a more masculine edge to it, but if you want to girl it up a bit, there are still options, do not panic! Introducing this wee number from Zigi Girl. This boot is Gorgeous, with a capital G! 

The studding detailing gives it the masculinity and edge to hit the mark with Varsity Vintage but the shape and oh-so-sexy height will make you super chic too. Winning.

Jeffrey Campbell - Thigh High Missionary Boot in Black

Jeffrey Campbell - Thigh High Missionary Boot in Black

This boot is not one for the faint heated, but I think it is sexy, stylish and has a certain grunge appeal to it too, making it a perfect fit in with Varsity Vintage. 

Okay... I'm not going to lie, I haven't shared a JC in a while and I was looking for excuses, but this is totally justified, I mean... look at it!

Converse - Women's Black & White All Star Xx Hi

Converse - Women's Black & White All Star Xx Hi

I've been a Converse Chuck Taylor fan for a long time now. I still remember the days of ducktaping up my first pair that were literally falling to bits, but I was so in love with them, not to mention a poor student at the time, that I found it difficult to let go. In fact, on a recent trip to my parents house I found them in a plastic bag in my old wardrobe.

Anyway I digress... this is one for the modern girl, extra high top, so one for the slightly braver fashion stylista out there too.