Traditionally a more casual alternative to suit jackets, sports jackets don't require matching pants or a button-up look. Instead, they can be used as a way to add a touch of class or style to even the simplest outfit. Browse the selection of hacking jackets on Stylight to add an equestrian flair to your look, or pair a shooting jacket (with or without shoulder patches) with your sportiest attire.
Meet Your New Teammate: Sports Jackets That Are Too Cool For School
Sports jackets have since said goodbye to the stadium and hello to style-savvy closets everywhere. These jackets blend classic military and varsity elements with sporty details for a sharp finish to any type of fashion statement.
From the school yard to the outfield, we’ll show you how to style a sports jacket no matter where you’re headed, for an easy head-turning take on your traditional topper.
The Bomber Jacket
Less tough than a biker jacket and better than a boyfriend blazer, this is the perfect grab-and-go piece. Gone are the days of Top Gun types. Bomber jackets now come laced with interesting details, bold prints and lighter fabrics and have gotten revamped in leaner cuts and luxurious textures.
Dress It Up: Swap your standard suit jacket for a bomber that matches your pants for a work outfit that means business. For a sporty and sexy spin on a classic 9-5 look, layer one over a blouse and high-slit skirt or slouchy pants.
Dress It Down: Go off-duty in style by pairing your sporty bomber with basic jeans, loafers and a tee or oxford shirt. Women can play off the borrowed-from-the-boys vibe with comfortable classics like boyfriend jeans or overalls.
The Varsity Jacket
Born out of the American school system, this preppy piece has graduated and cemented itself as a sportier sibling to the bomber style. Much like the rep it once carried in high school, the varsity jacket has officially earned it’s diploma as a must-have in the fashion world.
Dress It Up: Take Casual Friday to new heights with a textured bomber that adds a bold dimension to your typical slim-fit trousers and pencil skirts. Style one with a crisp shirt-dress or button down for an outfit that looks officially American.
Dress It Down: Compliment its preppy roots by pairing one with a polo shirt and cotton pants or a baseball tee and skinny jeans for an easy weekend look.
Sports jackets have become one of the simplest and most stylish silhouettes for adding a sporty spin to your everyday staples.