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 with military origin, an utility jacket has been in my closet since high school. So to speak, this frock type 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 donned 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 frock, Oliveo lines pants, Nicole fall sandals, Longchamp bag, Ray Ban mirrored sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Vintage Silk floral print top, and Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle (all own)
Weekend look with Great Northwest utility jacket, London Jean camouflage cargo pants, Nine West heeled loafers, and statement belt (all own)
Weekend look with Alexander Wang LWD, Great Northwest utility jacket, Seiko watch, Michael Kors sandals, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, and leather camouflage print hat (all own)
Street style look with Great Northwest coat, distressed leather belt, Hermes collier de chien bangles, 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 coat over burgundy V-neck cashmere sweater, Vince leather joggers paired with Aldo pony hair leopard print pumps (all own) and statement necklace c/o Almo Jewellery
Monochromatic weekend outfit with Nova shirt dress, wide statement belt, Great Northwest suede jacket, GNW tight and Nine West camouflage pony hair booties (all own)
Casual weekend look with Jeanne Pierre striped sweater under Orvis camouflage frock with floral print, statement belt, Oliveo linen pants, Anne Klein pumps, and Anne Klein polka dots scarf (all own)
Casual Friday work outfit with Orvis camouflage floral print parka, London Jean BF white denim jeans, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Ralph Lauren pumps, Keep Calm T-shirt, Esprit shoulder 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, Hermes collier de chien bangle, 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 cap toe pumps (all own)
Street style look with LV bucket bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, 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
Street style outfit with Great Northwest utility jacket, Jeanne Pierre striped sweater, Forever 21 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 drawstring parka, statement belt, Oliveo chino, Jaeger tote, Nine West pumps, and T-shirt c/o Onno
Urban safari look with Nova shirt dress, Orvis jacket, Coach bag, Ray Ban, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, 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, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, 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
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