18.4.10

Shopping my wardrobe-Utility jacket

Its been hard to know what to wear jacket wise when the weather has been cold and you want to lose the layers.

The new trend to cover this transitional period is the 'utility jacket', as seen on Whitney Port and Rachel Bilson in Grazia last month:


I was gifted a Gap utility jacket before Christmas and because it has a thick lining, I've been wearing it since January:


Its actually a Gap Kids one, but I love the fit and if I turn the sleeves up, you can see the bright orange lining!!

I'm wearing it with my thrifted Levi skinnys, which I purchased in the Cancer Research charity shop in Muswell Hill last month for £10.

Will you be in utility this season?

25 comments:

Leah said...

That's a fabulous jacket and it's Gap Kids? No wonder it has fun orange lining.

Happy weekend! xoxo

WendyB said...

I wouldn't mind some skinny cargo pants, now that you bring up this look.

Couture said...

The jacket looks goood on you!

Pearl Westwood said...

Hi, you really suit this look, I have an ancient coat like that which is fairly thin so I have been layering a sheepskin gilet over it. I think it makes a nice change to a trench x

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That's Not My Age said...

Nice - looks good with the red polo neck. I am completely obsessed with military at the moment, I have a jacket a bit like yours which I've been meaning to blog about so watch this space....

That's Not My Age said...

Nice - looks good with the red polo neck. I am completely obsessed with military at the moment, I have a jacket a bit like yours which I've been meaning to blog about so watch this space....

marian said...

I like the fit of it! it looks very warm.
hope you are having a great weekend.
xoxo
marian.

janettaylor said...

Totally U, Sharon! Great style!

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous jacket, it looks great on :)
I am definitely seeking a utility inspired trench :)

Rebecca said...

I needed that jacket yesterday! The weather is so changeable lately - it was VERY chilly and windy here....

Probably I won't be adding a utility jacket to my jacket cache. It is full and I need to wear what I have before adding more!

ellie said...

how cool. you just never know what you might find in the kids area. great stuff.

Anika said...

Forget utility this season, this is for life. I have a similar jacket to your thrifted one (and I paid a shitload more too, boo) and I wear it in summer, spring, autumn and winter. I love how it seems to perfect every outfit.

I love your look here, just spot on.

p.s. check out my blog for a giveaway

Tilly Trotter said...

Khaki goes with everything and always looks great with jeans. I hate this in-between weather- too cold for my this cotton jackets and too hot for my fake fur! I love exciting linings, great when you take off your jacket over a chair.

Make Do Style said...

Can't go wrong with a bit of military!!
Mind you you wouldn't need any jackets this weekend. How lovely has it been xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

It takes ages for a jacket so look so good (i.e. nicely worn in). Yeap, I think I will do a bit of utility too.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Great jacket and I am still wearing one, its freezing near the sea!

ellie said...

yesterday, I saw clerk at Old Navy with a light-weight jacket similar to this. It was really cute..but I didn't see it anywhere in the store. Just my luck. I did find a dress on clearence there.

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks for all the lovely comments!!

Winnie said...

You can wear anything Sharon! Love the jacket on you...perfect for the sunny, yet breezy weather we're getting at the moment.

Haute World said...

Fantastic utility jacket! A great look on you :) I don't have one, but I've been wearing my leather jacket a lot.

* Reena Rai * said...

I love the utility look, I'm actually after a utility jacket or parka they're so perfect this Spring

jess said...

Cool jacket. It reminds me of my friend's trenchcoat.

marian said...

hi honey,hope you are having a good week so far
xx
marian xx

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi ladies-thanks for the fabulous comments, much appreciated!!

Cheryl Clarke said...

looks cold over there. i should get a utility jacket as well.

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