Sporty Chic: Forever 21 Varsity Stripe Sweater

Sportswear-inspired styles are right on trend this fall.  This season, the sporty looks that have emerged from the major runways are quite sophisticated, a word we probably don’t usually use to describe athletic clothing.

Most recently, at Saint Louis Fashion Week, Viktor Luna and Jennifer Chun presented two fresh takes on the sporty chic trend.  I was especially drawn to Jennifer Chun‘s collection, which infused athletic details in a fun and feminine way.

When I spotted today’s featured Varsity Stripe sweater by Forever 21, I knew it was coming home with me.  It’s a medium weight, black sweater with cream varisty stripes on the sleeves. It also has a very luxe look for its under $25 price tag.

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe Waffle Knit Sweater, Forever 21 leather shorts 4c
Corner of McRee and Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe Waffle Knit Sweater, Forever 21 leather shorts 3c

Sweater—Forever 21 (not online yet) | similar F21 style, option

Shorts—Forever 21 | similar

Boots—Target (fall ’12) | similar, similar

Bag—Rebecca Minkoff via TJ Maxx

Earrings—Kendra Scott
Rings—Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack | similar

Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar

Lip—Mac “Rebel” lipstick


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  1. Anonymous
    October 22, 2013 / 12:53 pm


    • Visit-Internet
      October 23, 2013 / 1:29 pm


  2. snaps-of-ginger
    October 22, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I love this outfit! I am huge fan of all black. The stripes on the sweater and texture in the shorts keep it from all running together.


    • Visit-Internet
      October 23, 2013 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl! I've been wearing a lot of black this fall, which is unusual for me. I'm such a huge fan like you are 🙂

  3. Rose
    October 22, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    You look adorable!

    • Visit-Internet
      October 23, 2013 / 1:32 pm

      I appreciate you saying that, Rose!

  4. Epic Thread
    October 22, 2013 / 6:53 pm

    Love the stripes! If you have a moment, I'd love for you to check out this contest where you could win one of my art prints!

    • Visit-Internet
      October 23, 2013 / 1:34 pm


  5. Cassandra Westfall
    October 23, 2013 / 2:35 am

    Love this! Love how you made the leather shorts more casual with the varsity sweater!!


    • Visit-Internet
      October 23, 2013 / 1:35 pm

      Thanks, Cassie! I bought these shorts for an event during STLFW and didn't think I would wear them again, but I've worn them twice since. They're not too shabby for cheap faux leather shorts from F21.

  6. Te'Rea
    October 23, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    I am so loving that sweater! I really cannot get into the trend of the varsity jackets,but I can so do this! Love it!


    • Visit-Internet
      October 23, 2013 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks, Te'Rea! I totally feel you…I find the varsity sweater much more doable than the jackets.