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Treat Yourself: A Bubblegum-Pink Varsity Jacket

Every Friday at the Cut, we’re highlighting one great purchase, for which it’s absolutely worth eating ramen noodles for the rest of eternity. If you’re looking for cheap thrills instead, check back every Monday for a fun pick-me-up that will still leave you with enough cash for dinner.

In a world gone mad for the color pink, this jacket is just buttercream frosting on the cake. Opening Ceremony’s pastel-pink satin jacket was reportedly inspired by female empowerment, so you can tell yourself you’re helping womankind (somehow) if you really need to justify the splurge. Wear it over a slip dress for a relaxed, slightly sexy look, and if the Pink Ladies vibe gets old, just turn it inside out — it reverses to a sleek, sporty black.

Opening Ceremony Cash Reversible Silk-satin Jacket, $525 at Net-a-Porter