A utility jacket is one of those styles I always thought I’d never wear, until I did. And it’s become one of the most often-worn pieces in my wardrobe. A couple of years ago I picked up this one when I needed something in a pinch. It’s turned out to be a three-season jacket here in Southern California, and it seems to work with just about any outfit, though I’ve never been in love with the color. It’s just a little too much on the drab side of olive drab.
Utility jackets seem to have become a modern wardrobe staple, so I’m on the lookout to replace mine with one I can feel enthusiastic about. More green than brown, not too bulky or distressed, and an indoor-outdoor weight and style.
Modern Utility Jackets…
I was surprised when I saw this one in person after looking at it online. The color is actually deeper and greener than in the photo, and it’s not as distressed-looking. Reasonably priced too.
If you prefer a darker, cooler olive shade, this jacket has a polished look and a lovely soft fabric that feels almost like silk.
Nice color, unobtrusive hardware, and an adjustable waist make this style a versatile option. In Misses, Petites, and Plus.
A utility jacket doesn’t have to be olive, either. Another softer and more polished option, and that color is great for Spring.
I have to admit, I’m tempted by this linen jacket in a happy yellow hue. Misses and Petites.
A few more options…
Do you have a favorite utility jacket?