Rock Fall with the Simple Utility Jacket

by - October 08, 2017

It's been a while since my last post and I'm finally getting back to blogging. I was away to the States visiting Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore and Devil Tower. They were so fabulous and interesting to see! The photos taken in today's post wasn't planned at all. It's at a rest area on the highway that I came across randomly on my trip! The background was too cute to dismiss. I love windmills because they remind me of the beauty and power of the wind and freedom. I thought it was perfect for fall photos. Can't believe we are in mid-fall already!

Since military style utility jacket came into style, designers have added many different accent details to the simple piece to make them eye-catchers. One of the most popular ones is the faux leather sleeves. These new designs are very attractive, but I still love the original simplicity. I find the neutral color and cut super easy to style. 

I layered today under my utility jacket a checkered tee with a denim button-up. I wore those two as well for my Disney World trip back in June (see here for the post!). Putting on an extra layer worked perfectly for the cooler open area of Wyoming and Idaho. A scallop hem skirt added the feminine touch to the outfit balancing out the tough military look of the utility jacket.

Here are my take on styling wearing utility jackets:
1. Masculine vs. Feminine
Utility jacket is derived from military uniform, which is quite a masculine piece. If you are following that route, add to the vibe with ripped tight jeans and ankle boots. Stripped or graphic tee works very well to complete the outfit. For a more feminine look, wear the jacket with skirts. Mini skirt gives it a playful flirty vibe, whereas long flowy skirts a more mature sexy look.

2. The perfect mute
A utility jacket is very laid-back. Sounds funny but try topping your evening outfit with a utility jacket for a clever cover up for your day activities! You will find it tones down your outfit a lot to a more relaxed look. 

3. Belt it
Utility jacket can be baggy depending on the style you get. Put a belt around your waist on top of the jacket for a more fitted silhouette.

I'd love to hear what you think! How do you style your utility jacket? Let me know in the comments below. Till next time!

Outfit by:
Utility jacket: Suzy ShierSimilar here
Top: BootleggerHere
Denim button-up: American EagleSimilar here
Skirt: AeropostaleSimilar here
Sunglasses: Sunglass.LAHere
Shoes: Dr. Scholl'sSimilar here

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