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.
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 day...in 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.
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