A few weeks ago, I walked right by this Utility Jacket, over at Target.
By Who What Wear, a hot wrinkled mess, it was squished into a rack with way too much stuff. Luckily for this little guy, I happen to love olive green, so it got a second look – at which point I decided to give it a try, over the workout clothes I was wearing.
After rolling the sleeves up about 6 times (there is WAY to much fabric on this jacket) and cinching in the waist, by pulling the drawstring and making knots – I imagined it pressed.
At $39.90 it was too good to pass up, so it came home with me.
A linen/rayon blend, I wore it everyday last week. 5 days in a row – I think it’s already exceeded an acceptable price-per-wear number.
If you caught Saturdays post, you saw how I created a Capsule Wardrobe for Summer. This jacket is one of 3 jackets in the Capsule (I’d like to have 4).
I do own a Utility Jacket by Rag and Bone that I love – but it is a fall/winter weight jacket that is too heavy for summertime. This number fit the bill perfectly!
Here’s a look:
Hanna Skirt (Poshmark Find!) | Vince Camuto hobo bag | Paul Green lace-up sandals | BP Lace up tank
Pushing or rolling the sleeves up, is key for summertime.
Super casual, for a day at school with the kids
Joie gold tank top | AG boyfriend jeans | Sam Edelman sandals
Joie maxi dress; knotted on the sides with hair ties (keeps the hem out of the wet pool deck!) | Vince Camuto slides | Gorjana necklace
Headed out to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with the kids. The lightweight jacket was perfect, for the early morning chill.
Tied around the waist, when the sun came out.
Rag and Bone cold shoulder tee | Pilcro denim shorts | Eric Javits fedora hat | Birkenstock sandals in bronze.
Since the jacket is shirt-weight, its easy to tie around the waist or roll up in your bag (though it will wrinkle due to the linen) | Le SAC cross body bag.
Similar options from Who What Wear, over at Target
Do you own a summer weight jacket you love?
Have you invested in a utility or army green jacket this year?
Do you wear yours?
Anyone else checked out Who What Wear for Target?
How’s the closet cleaning going ladies? Anyone noodling on the idea of a capsule wardrobe?
Have a great week!
A quick note: “Blogs I Read” has been added back onto Ask Suzanne Bell. This is a list of blogs I personally follow, not all, but regulars. This page automatically updates – whenever the author posts something new. Therefore the most current post lands at the top. My hope is that this new format makes it easy, so you don’t have to hunt around for your favorites. While you are here visiting, you can simply pop on over and see what’s new out in the world of blogging. Not all are fashion or style blogs, you may just find one you love!