Black Stripes + Utility Jacket

Hey guys! Happy Friday! I’m getting a slow start this morning. We were out late last night — we saw Phantom of the Opera in Philly, and it was AMAZING. We took the two older kids, and my daughter (who is a HUGE Broadway musical fan) was totally bewitched by the experience.

My son enjoyed it too; he’s just less demonstrative in his appreciation of such things. It’s always quite an effort to get into Philly (traffic was a beast) but I’m always glad we did it once we get there.

Today’s outfit is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s a chic and easy casual look to throw together for just about any fall activity you can conjure up. I can’t think of a better fall outfit combination than a utility jacket and stripes, can you?

This utility jacket is a few years old, but this one looks great and it’s less than $44. I also like the looks of this one. It’s not as green as it is taupe, but I think I like the olive green ones best. I also ordered this pretty burgundy one at Old Navy, and it just came in yesterday. It will totally work with this outfit as well.

I like how utility jackets have a drawstring waist that you can cinch for a more fitted look.

I tend to wear my utility jacket with blue jeans, but I really like it with the black for a change.

This stripe shirt is actually navy and white (shhhh… if I hadn’t told you, you wouldn’t have known, right?)

I honestly think it can go either way. It’s hard to find a good striped tee these days, and I love this one, so I’m going to call it black when it suits my purposes. Another option would be this striped tee or this black and white striped sweater.

I added taupe booties to bring a light color into the bottom of the outfit so it’s not all so heavy. These boots are the bomb dot com. I love them. So comfy and they have a great casual vibe with just a little bit of an edge to keep your outfits modern. I throw them on with t-shirts and jeans all the time, and also with sweaters of course.

I wish I’d thought to throw on a scarf with this. It could use a pop of color — leopard would work, or a plaid. The necklace works, though, and keeps it less fussy and more appropriate for warmer fall weather, which is what we seem to be having again!

It was 72 here yesterday and will be again today. I’m not complaining, though. We’re going to the high school football game tonight, and there’s nothing worse than freezing on those metal bleachers. I’ll enjoy this little reprieve while it lasts.

Now that I think about it, this is probably the perfect outfit to wear tonight.

shirt (option) // similar jacket here and here // black jeans c/o (option) // booties (on sale!) // necklace // earrings // bag

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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