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.
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.
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
I went with a light grey ankle boot, to keep the look more fall than summer.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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utility jacket // grey tee // white jeans (more sizes) // grey booties // earrings // wrap bracelet // sunnies
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photos: Alison Cornell