Monday, May 2, 2016

Olive Green Utility Jacket

The past month I have show casing all my spring jackets.  I only have three more spring jackets to go after this post.  Today I am featuring the tried and true olive green utility jacket. 

And if your new to the series, here's a list of the jackets I've shown so far:

The olive green utility jacket is a closet staple.  I received it from Stitch Fix two years ago.  I use it a lot on vacations because it is so practical, but I must confess I don't wear it too often otherwise.  I really like, but because it is so large, and it has all the drawn strings hanging down, I sometimes feel sloppy in it.  I know it's "the look", but it's not me. I prefer something more structured, form fitting, and classic.

 It is a perfect coat for vacations though because the hood protects you from the rain, and the color and size go with everything, so you don't need to pack another coat.

I wore this outfit shopping on a chilly spring day.  And since I had to go to the garden center and pick up bags of mulch, it was actually the perfect coat to wear.

 The best features of the coat are the detachable hood, the sleeve tabs, and the drawstring waist.

I love the sleeve tabs because I can roll the sleeves up or down depending on the weather, and the tabs hold the sleeves neatly in place.

I also really like the material of this jacket.  It is very soft, so I feel very cozy and comfortable in it.  I really dislike jackets made of stiff materials.  Jean jackets are the most uncomfortable for me, but I wear them anyway.

My top is a gauze, peplum  tank that I received in my last Stitch Fix.  Because it has olive green in the embroidered center panel, it goes great with this jacket.

To keep from looking too frumpy with this over-sized utility jacket, I made sure I had nice footwear.  I chose these pointed toe burgundy flats from Express.  They have a lovely velvet bow on top too!

The embroidered detail in this top is so lovely, and because there are so many different earth tone colors in the embroidery, I can wear this top with just about anything!

Like I said earlier, it was a pretty chilly spring the low fifties, with a cold wind.  Since the top had a low neckline, I added a black pashmina scarf to ward off the chill.

My jeans are cropped jeans by St. John's Bay.

The back of the top is longer than the front and has a keyhole neckline.

I thought you'd like to see the utility zipped up and with the hood up.  So cozy isn't it?  I really love the drawstring waist, I can cinch it tighter to make it more form fitting.

The only jewelry I wore was this pretty multi-colored bracelet a good friend gave me.

And here is the top without the scarf so you can see the neckline.  It will be great wearing this comfy, cool top all by itself when the weather warms.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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  1. I've been thinking of adding a utility jacket to my wardrobe, mainly for traveling. I really like yours, and the way you styled it, it doesn't look sloppy at all. Lovely top and great flats!

  2. I prefer more fitted jackets too, but this one is definitely the perfect jacket for hiking. Love how it looks with the cropped jeans!

    Oh...about summer break(regarding your comment on my blog) sadly since they always start it so early, they have to go back to school mid-August...I never did like that and wish they started the first week of Sept. instead and stay in school longer at the end of the year. But many things our school district does, doesn't make any sense anymore...

  3. These type of jackets are unbeatable. So versatile and comfy. Love it with the rust colored top.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. I love the jacket, I dont have one in olive, but more taupe, it looks great with the dark jeans, and I really like your rust top with those diamond details, great color on you
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  5. Can you believe I have a J Crew military jacket that I have owned for at least two years and I still have not worn it once? Thanks for the reminder I need to pull it out and wear it this spring. Yours looks so great with your cropped jeans and burnt orange top!

  6. I love your jacket and your fashion style. Kathi

  7. Such a versatile coat! I love the relaxed fit! It pairs perfectly with your top!

  8. Cute outfit, great green jacket, good to link up..

  9. That jacket looks versatile indeed. And I love the top too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  10. I am wearing an outfit just like this. An anorak is a great spring jacket option

  11. I was gifted with an olive green utility coat a while back and am always astounded how often I wear it. Love yours
    - Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde


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