The utility jacket

This jacket is turning out to have been a really great closet addition. I have been pairing it with everything and have yet to be disappointed.

Getting every extra bit of milage I can out of my summery dresses always makes me happy. This particular jacket is unlined, but I'm sure at some point I will be layering it over my thicker sweaters or perhaps with a fur vest?

Rather than pulling out the booties, I am still opting for sandals. What can I say? I love my sandals and wish I could just wear them all year.

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The Rundown
Striped Dress Forever 21 similar
Utility Jacket Old Navy similarsimilar
Sandals "Karezza" Enzo Angiolini similar
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Gold Statement Necklace c/o LydellNYC
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Double Hexagon Cuff c/o Metrix Jewelry
Green Ring Taken for Granite similar
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Big Spender" Essie


50 comments

  1. Love this look for fall! I just dug out my utility jacket & wore it for the first time this year :)

    Your blog is great! Looking forward to future posts :)

    Chelsea
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  2. I love this jacket!! And you might as well stick with the summery sandals and dresses as long as you can!!

    xx,
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  3. Perfect transitional fall look! Utility jackets are my favorite :)

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I'd love for you to stop by on Thursdays to link up your favorite look!

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  4. I love this! A utility jacket seriously goes with everything!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  5. Love the olive green utility jacket! I been wearing my khaki one as well. It's perfect for fall!

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

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  6. Love those sunnies! And this is the perfect outfit for a nice Fall day walk.

    If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my most recent blog post. XXOO

    www.kissthechic.com

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  7. Love the jacket and the whole outfit. It looks so great on you:) Kisses

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  8. Love the jacket and the whole outfit. It looks so great on you:) Kisses

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  9. When I first saw that jacket on your blog I ordered one for myself but I misjudged the size and it's too large for me...I was seriously so disappointed!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  10. I STILL don't have a utility jacket...haha. Oh well XD
    Love it layered with the dress!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  11. Great look for the fall! I don't own a utility jacket but this looks like a definite wish list item. It looks super comfy and versatile. LOVE your sandals by the way.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  12. You look great. I have wanted a good utility jacket for years but have let to purchase one. Maybe this will be the year.

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  13. Not that I wouldn't wear all of your outfits but striped dresses and utility jackets are just perfection together.

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  14. I agree, I wish I could wear sandals and dresses more often but nights are getting very chilly here. You look great and I love the jacket!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  15. AH! The utility jacket paired with the stripes and cognac-colored bag? Perfection!

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

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  16. I have a really similar jacket—mine is from Zara about three years ago. Easily one of the most versatile outwear pieces I own, I wear it 5x a week in fall/spring!!

    Blonde in this City

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  17. This is a great transitional Fall look! I think it's still nice out so sandals work just fine.

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  18. I would absolutely say that a utility jacket is a worthy investment. I can't tell you how many times I wear mine--even just to throw it on to go out the door! I love it here with the stripes! And, hey, if you can still get away with sandals I say go for it!

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  19. I have to say this looked fab . I would have never thought that this jacket would go such a long way!
    It does look amazing with everything you have worn it with.

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  20. I have that jacket in the tan color and I love it too! I'd rather layer it than wear any type of winter jacket (at least for now). And keep wearing the sandals while you can - although I'm looking forward to not always having to have a pedicure.

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  21. I am holding on to my summer clothes, sandals and open toed shoes as well! Here in SW Pennsylvania, it is a little chilly in the mornings, but still too warm during the day to dress for fall!

    Amy
    mariposamedley.com

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  22. You have paired two classics in gorgeous look. I think it would look wonderful layered with fur vest. I wouldn't mind as well if the sandal weather would last a bit longer.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  23. Love the striped dress with the utility jacket! It's perfect together.

    Trish
    www.reservedforruby.com

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  24. Love the striped dress with the utility jacket! It's perfect together.

    Trish
    www.reservedforruby.com

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  25. LOVE that jacket!! Khaki looks so nice mixed with stripes and leather!

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  26. I got mine from ON a long time ago and it is still a favorite, you look adorable.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  27. That jacket looks fabulous with that striped dress. That's a cool way of stretching Summer style. Looks great!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  28. With all the use I get from my utility vest I keep thinking a jacket will be such a good purchase, but there are so many cute fall jacket options I can never decide and typically just give up! I still always love how you style this one though!

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  29. Gorgeous outfit, I love the idea of pairing it with a striped dress, definitely a style idea for me! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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  30. Utility jacket and striped dress? How had I not thought of this yet? Chalk this up to another round of style inspiration from you, because I am most definitely going to be recreating this look myself soon - although probably with ankle boots, because they're what I want to wear all year long :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  31. When sandals are that cute I would opt for them too. http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/

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  32. OH YEAH, that is a GREAT jacket alright!! loving it!! its awesome paired with the stripes too!!

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  33. Love that utility jacket! I wish I had one. Looks great with that dress!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  34. Those are some great sandals - I can see why you want to continue wearing sandals year round. I am loving the cuff and rings you have on.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  35. This is one of my favorite combinations! A military jacket and stripes will always be a winning outfit!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  36. Love this relaxed and stylish look on you! I have been eying utility jackets at Old Navy lately! Seeing how you styled yours makes me want to pull the trigger! You look so fab as always!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  37. Great jacket! I have a similar one from Old Navy too that I wear all the time!

    xo T.
    www.initialed.ca

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  38. That jacket is the perfect piece to transition for fall...loving it with your stripes!

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  39. I am still reaching for my sandals. I don't know why but I like to wear mine into fall. Especially since it hasn't been that cool here in Kansas.

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  40. Love this look Lydia. That jacket is the perfect complement for your striped dress. Hold on to the sandal weather as long as you can.

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  41. Stripes and utility jackets are my favorite combos and this look is perfect! I think it could even be worn with boots once it gets cooler!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  42. I love this combination! The stripes, army green, and camel go so well together. I can't wait to bust out my utility jacket-it's still in the mid to high eighties here!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  43. Perfect mix! I love the gold sandals with the military jacket.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  44. love this outfit, it is perfect for fall!
    xo,
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  45. I keep saying I need to get a jacket like this, but now I really need to get a jacket like this!!!!

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  46. Such a cute combo! I love the stripes with the cargo jacket!

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  47. Such a cute combo! I love the stripes with the cargo jacket!

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  48. I wore almost an identical outfit to this, this afternoon, minus your cute gold bracelet which is adorable. =)

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  49. Well it sure looks like a million dollar on you :) You know how to wear it! I love it! And love that gorgeous hand bag!

    Jesse Jacket Breaking Bad

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