3 Ways To Make Your Utility Jacket Feel New Again

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Decidedly one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear, utility jackets occupy the closets of stylish girls everywhere. The wardrobe staple’s lightweight shape and neutral olive green color allow it to be thrown over various outfits as an effortless layering item for multiple seasons. That being said, it’s also very easy to wear the topper to exhaustion, so much so that it loses its luster. To give this beloved jacket a refresh, we’ve created three elevated and unexpected ways to style it for fall and beyond. Score our tips here, and shop the items you need to give this trusty essential a fashion-girl update.

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1 Jacket, 3 Ways

Olivia Palermo wears Banana Republic during a Spring 2017 campaign photo shoot for the brand in New York City.

Roll up the jacket's arms and pair it with an of-the-moment bell sleeve top so the frills peek out. Velvet trousers further elevate the casual topper. Accessorize with mid-calf boots to complement the cropped length of the pant and finish the street-style-inspired ensemble with a sleek suede clutch.

Suede Foldover Clutch

$128

Ann Taylor

Medium Heel Zipped Ankle Boots

$179

Zara

Velvet Gaucho Pant

$525

ALC

Ruffled Bell Sleeve Ribbed Top

$70

Pixie Market

Cargo Jacket

$50

H&M

Make your favorite midi dress cold-weather-ready by layering a turtleneck on top, and add polish with over-the-knee boots and pearl earrings. The jacket works to inject a hint of off-duty cool to the sophisticated look.

Freshwater Cultured Pearl Swirl Earrings

$165

Zoe Chicco

Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

$595

Barneys New York

Tiara Peplum Turtleneck Pullover

$185

PH5

Metallic Ribbed Marcel Dress

$595

Tibi

Choose a playful, bird-print knit to wear over a crisp collared button-down. Finish with an edgy leather skirt and tassel brogues to achieve a quirky-chic ensemble.

Jasper Tassel Oxford

$395

Loeffler Randall

Poplin Shirt

$40

Mango

Intarsia Sweater

$695

Coach

Midi Skirt

$433

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