Rihanna was joined by a slew of trendsetting celebrities at the Christmas Day Lakers game in LA, but it was her sexy all-black ensemble that really stole the show. Rihanna worked a cropped top with Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans ($178), ankle-strap Manolo Blahnik sandals, and a textured varsity jacket. As if her chic separates weren't stylish enough, the brunette stunner accessorized her monochromatic ensemble with a wide gold choker, futuristic shades, and her signature Jacquie Aiche body chain. Mimic Rihanna's sexy-sporty style by working her exact denim and sandals with a black cropped top, varsity jacket, and a gold statement necklace for a day of shopping or a night out.
Elle Fanning stepped out in LA's Tarzana neighborhood rocking a sporty-chic style that was both on-trend and age-appropriate. Elle layered a patchwork Opening Ceremony varsity jacket over a flirty floral dress, then kicked up the cool factor with a pair of low-top Converse ($45). Her printed sheath and laid-back sneakers were a cool combo, but her monogrammed jacket was the icing on her sweet style. Shop our picks below to re-create Elle's LA look or swap her tough topper for this pink and gray Madewell stadium jacket ($178) for a dash of feminine flair.
Kim Kardashian was spotted out and about in Miami looking sporty in a black leather-sleeved varsity jacket and gray skinny jeans. The reality star completed her look via a white tee, black pointy pumps, flat-top sunglasses, and a black studded clutch. This isn't the first time we've seen Kim in a varsity jacket; she wore a black and white one back in September, too. To nail Kim's latest look, shop this similar Forever 21 faux leather varsity jacket ($33), then pair it with your gray skinny jeans and pumps.
Varsity jackets are having a huge moment right now. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna has been sporting the, well, sporty style. And the latest to hop on the trend is Karolina Kurkova. While strolling the streets of NYC, the supermodel showed off a black and white varsity jacket with black leather Citizens of Humanity jeans ($229), a white silk blouse, and black flats. A navy drawstring bag stayed with her sporty theme, while geometric sunglasses added chic. Next time you throw on your letterman jacket, look to Karolina by pairing it with leather pants and a silky blouse.
Rihanna went sporty in a black satin Trapstar varsity jacket and gray tapered sweatpants while catching a flight at Heathrow Airport in London. The singer's cozy separates may have appeared low-key, but her midriff-baring hoodie, sexy ankle-strap sandals, and quirky lattice-print shades took her travel style to new heights. Channel Rihanna's daring look with a satin letterman jacket, cropped black hoodie, chic sweatpants, and sky-high sandals or swap the varsity jacket and hoodie for this peplum leather top by Tinley Road ($98) for a sleek and trendy date-night look.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a date night in NYC, and while varsity jackets aren't exactly known as evening wear, Kim opted to wear a black-and-white cropped Simone one ($975) in a dressy way. To keep things from being too sporty, she wore a black body-con pencil skirt, black ankle-strap sandals, and large diamond stud earrings for a bit of bling. Varsity or letterman jackets are big among the stars, so if you don't have one in your mix yet, allow Kim to inspire you to get one and make it part of your nighttime wardrobe. It's an unexpected look that will surely get you major fashion points. We love this varsity jacket from Delia's ($40), which comes in many colors, as well as this one from Shipley & Halmos ($585, originally $835).
Varsity or letterman jackets were once only reserved for students, but celebrities like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Rihanna have adopted the sporty outerwear for their everyday lives. Taylor sported a purple-and-yellow letterman jacket with short shorts and Ray-Bans in LA, Katy looked funky in a red, white, and blue varsity jacket at the 2012 Super Bowl, and Rihanna relaxed on a yacht in Portofino wearing a black-and-white letterman jacket with leather sleeves. With Fall quickly approaching, it's the perfect time to get your sporty on with your very own varsity jacket. You can go way sporty with a loose-fitting jacket or stylish in a more streamlined style. Shop our favorites below to get started.