Mondays are our Sundays, so they are busy, but I spend more time preparing for the week and cleaning up after the weekend than chained to my desk in my office.
I wore this for school pick up, a quick mental health stop by Homegoods, and then an early dinner with my gang at our favorite local restaurant.
Yesterday was beautiful but crisp and chilly.
As I dressed, I grabbed this olive green jacket and remembered its usefulness.
They are sometimes called “Field Jackets,” or “Utility Jackets”; either way, they are that perfect third layer that pulls your look together.
And they are just as, if not more, versatile than a denim jacket, especially if you are like me and live in jeans.
So I wanted to round up a few affordable options that can easily slip into what you already have in your wardrobe.
Whenever I share a picture of me in an outfit with a jacket, I get the craziest comments. lol.
So let me say before they start, no, I did not take it off.
I sat in car line, we stopped at some stores, then met the rest of my family for dinner.
And yes, I wore the jacket in the restaurant because I am always chilly.
If I have a day like yesterday where I am in and out of places, I will pick a jacket that elevates my outfit.
We talked about this in the winter, the idea of an “outfit coat.”
It complements a style trick called “the third piece rule” which just means you add a final finishing piece to an otherwise basic combination.
So if you’re wearing a top and bottom, your third piece could be a blazer, a sweater, a scarf, even a belt can count depending on the outfit.
A field coat is a great choice for the cool spring and fall weather.
And it works really well with jeans, white bottoms, a casual spring dress, even shorts!
I like that it has hidden buttons and a drawstring at the waist.
Also available in black.
I’m wearing it with a soft and simple tee from Faherty.
I bought this a while ago from the Faherty site, but found it currently on sale at Nordstrom Rack.
My jeans are also sold out so I’m looking for a new recommendation.
I’m still getting use to this straight leg trend.
Something to note is the length of the straight leg makes a difference. You don’t want these to break on top of your shoe, rather, have it skim your ankle.
Here I wore a fun sneaker, we featured these from Veronica Beard when they were on sale last year, so keep wearing them if you scooped them up.
And you can’t really see them but I’m wearing the Julie Vos SoHo Demi X Stud Earrings for $65.
Other jacket options to consider: