Try This: Utility Jacket + White Jeans with Grey Tee and Ankle Boots

When I was updating my post on How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day, I was reminded of this fool-proof outfit formula: olive utility jacket + white jeans with a grey t-shirt and ankle boots. (See #4.)

I love this look, so I decided to recreate it for the current fall season.

Try This: Utility Jacket + White Jeans with Grey Tee and Ankle Boots

This utility jacket was an #NSale purchase, and I love the updated styling. It’s a little shorter than a traditional utility jacket, and it doesn’t have a cumbersome collar or drawstring waist to futz with.

The material is lightweight with a bit of stretch, and this muted shade of olive is very flattering. I feel like it would look good on almost anyone, but I’m not an expert with color and undertones.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Olive Utility Jacket with Grey T-Shirt and White Jeans

I paired the olive jacket with a grey v-neck tee and wore my favorite white jeans. I have to say, though, I really wish I’d worn my white jeans with the lower rise. I don’t care for the vertical proportions of this outfit.

Maybe I could have pulled the t-shirt out more, but it’s hard to style a look perfectly when you’re dressing in the car and using a store window as a mirror. #thestruggleisreal

Try This: Utility Jacket + White Jeans with Grey Tee and Ankle Boots

FYI, there are a lot more sizes of these jeans at Nordstrom, but they aren’t price-matching with Madewell for some reason.

I went with a light grey ankle boot, to keep the look more fall than summer.

Try This: Utility Jacket + White Jeans with Grey Tee and Ankle Boots

These booties are so luxe and gorgeous. They’re kind of a cross between a western boot and a Chelsea boot, and they’re very comfortable to wear. I’m wearing the Cloud Suede, and they run true to size.

At full price, they’re on the spendier side, but I was able to get them for under $100 during the #NSale. I expect they will go on sale again at some point, so I’ll keep an eye on them and let you know!

Marc Fisher Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie in Cloud Suede

Because these pieces are all fairly plain, I added some fun accessories. I wore my rag & bone oversized square sunglasses because I like the muted brown tones with this look.

Olive Utility Jacket with Grey T-Shirt and White Jeans

And I added one of my favorite Victoria Emerson wrap bracelets.

I like how the neutral tones of this silver dorado on ivory wrap bracelet bring some sparkle and shine to these casual closet basics.

Victoria Emerson silver dorado on ivory wrap bracelet

Finally, these square circle silvertone earrings make a bold statement without being too heavy for the casual look.

I can’t wait for our weather to get cool enough for lightweight layering pieces so I can wear this outfit. In fact, it’s feeling an awful lot like fall out there this morning. Maybe today’s the day!

Shop the Post:

utility jacket // grey tee // white jeans (more sizes) // grey booties // earrings // wrap bracelet // sunnies

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall look she’s styling today!

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photos: Alison Cornell