The utility jacket, army jacket, cargo jacket, parka or anorak. Whatever you like to call it, this heavy-duty olive green outerwear has become one of the most ubiquitous trends for multiple seasons and a staple piece in every Fashionista’s closet. Style stars Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger and Sienna Miller have all donned this jacket for special events to casual shopping days. This week’s Fashionista has also been hit with this trend, pairing her utility jacket with a grayish-blue jersey dress with dark brown combat boots.
This Fashionista’s styling is the perfect example of how effortlessly cool the utility jacket can make an outfit. The boxy, oversized fit can add structure and toughness to the look while the neutral green color can easily match with anything. The jacket was the star of this Fashionista’s outfit, which really adds to and completes the all-around simple and casual feel, similarly exuding the cool factor of stylish models off-duty.
What makes this piece a must-have item is its versatility. It’s the perfect outerwear because you can mindlessly throw it over your shoulders to keep you warm while also being fashion-conscious. Other than teaming it with simple pieces, you can also pair it with feminine dresses, bold colors, patterns and elegant tops to contrast the fancy with the casual, which helps with balancing an outfit if it's too dressy.
If you haven’t jumped on the utility jacket trend train already, catch up because this is the one you don’t want to keep missing. Whether you need to get one now or want to add to your collection, check out this week’s top picks of this coveted jacket.
Popper Army Jacket from Topshop: The original utility jacket with popper fastenings, four pockets and a drawcord channel at the waist.
Parka With Natural Fur Lining from Zara: The utility outerwear for those who face the real cold and want more warmth.
In The Army Anorak from NASTY GAL: Hooded army green anorak with a drawstring waist, front flap pockets and asymmetric zip closures. It’s the perfect lightweight jacket to casually add some cool and toughness to an outfit.
Festive Prose Cargo Jacket from Free People: The colorful woven trimming makes this one of the most unique and charming jackets around.