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.
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.
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.
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.