Utility jacket – the classic piece everyone should own
It’s the first Tuesday of October meaning time for another Ageless Style Linkup. This month’s feature of Ageless Style is the often overlooked utility jacket. Like many pieces that are classics, the utility jacket has its roots in military outfits. Thus, it is also often called field jacket or military jacket.
The utility jacket is one of my signature pieces
Like with many other classic pieces that have military origin, an utility jacket has been in my closet since high school. So to speak, the utility jacket is one of my signature style items. The first one was in classic khaki. The one I wore in college was made of black linen. In my 30s, I had a denim and a suede utility jacket. In my 40s, I doned two olive ones, one in suede for winter, and one in cotton for summer. Now I own an utility jacket with camouflage and floral print all on a cotton fabric and a new olive suede utility jacket.
Styling inspirations for utility jackets
There is the saying that an utility jacket goes with everything. Well, I wouldn’t push it so far, but it has many possibilities that look agelessly stylish. In this post, I want to provide inspirations how to style an utility jacket to look agelessly stylish.
Great Northwest utility jacket, Oliveo lines pants, Nicole fall sandals, Longchamp bag, Ray Ban mirrored sunglasses, Vintage Silk floral print top, and Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle (all own)
Weekend look with Great Northwest utility jacket, London Jeans camouflage cargo pants, Nine West heeled loafers, and statement belt (all own)
Weekend look with Alexander Wang LWD, Great Northwest utility jacket, Michael Kors sandals, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, and leather camouflage print hat (all own)
Street style look with Great Northwest utility jacket, distressed leather belt, smoky quartz statement buckle, Anne Klein snake print slingbacks, Jaeger tote, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and leather camouflage hat (all own) and layered mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store
Weekend look with Great Northwest utility jacket over burgundy v-neck cashmere sweater, leather joggers paired with Aldo pony hair leopard print pumps (all own) and statement necklace c/o Almo Jewellery
Monochromatic weekend outfit with shirt dress, wide statement belt, Great Northwest utility jacket, GNW tights and Nine West booties (all own)
Casual weekend look with Jeanne Pierre striped sweater under Orvis camouflage utility jacket with floral print, statement belt, Oliveo linen pants, and Anne Klein polka dots scarf (all own)
Casual Friday work outfit with Orvis camouflage floral print utility jacket, London Jeans BF white denim jeans, Ralph Lauren pumps, Keep Calm T-shirt, Esprit bag, statement belt with pearls (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord
Casual Friday work outfit with Great Northwest coat with pencil skirt, Moda International top, belt, Madonna True or Dare pumps, Modalo Pippa bag, Ray Ban sunglasses, and pearls (all own) Spring weekend look with Great Northwest suede coat, pastel floral skirt, Oliveo linen shirt, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, statement belt, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and Ivanka Trump pumps (all own)
Street style look with LV bucket bag, military shirt dress, Great Northwest suede utility jacket and leather camouflage print hat (all own)
Business casual office look with sheath dress c/o Lookbook Store, own Great Northwest suede jacket, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and Jaeger tote
Streetstyle outfit with Great Northwest utility jacket, Jeanne Pierre striped sweater, Forever Twentyone leopard print skirt, GNW tight, Steve Madden fall lace-up sandals, and Camel bag (all own)
Casual Friday work look with wooden watch c/o Jord with own Orvis utility jacket, statement belt, Oliveo chino, Jaeger tote, Nine West pumps, and T-shirt c/o Onno
Urban safari look with shirt dress, Orvis jacket, Coach bag, Ray Ban sunglasses, statement belt (all own), pearl studs c/o Wendy Mignot, and Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway
Casual Friday work outfit with Orvis floral camo jacket, eShakti lace pencil skirt, Jaeger tote, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses (all own), T-shirt c/o Onno, wooden watch c/o Jord and strappy Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway
Do you have an utility jacket in your closet? How do you wear your utility jacket? Link your examples up at the Ageless Style Linkup party. You don’t need a blog to participate. You can also link your Instagram posts. Let’s see how you style your utility jacket.
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