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Casual Friday: Pineapple Is Always In Season

 
For those of you who need a refresher on the endless utility of The Utility Jacket (also referred to as a Safari Jacket), read and believe.

 
 
A utility jacket is your best friend on the casual days of the warm weather months.  
Smart! Cotton! Pockets!
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All hail the utility jacket

 
 
This one, from JCrew, is an old favorite. I bought it in this color and an army green, probably in 2006.
 
Unfortunately, this jacket has torn under one of the arms, simply as a result of considerable wear . . . and possibly the zealous use of OxyClean. I will bring it to Fatima and see if she can create an internal patch that will hide the tears and prevent further damage.
full length front

Oxyclean: the devil always claims his due


tone on tone

Tone-on-tone

 
 
I like this ivory jacket paired with an ivory blouse — the Pineapple Blouse, which you’ve seen before.
 

collar

Are you noting?

 
 
Note the winsome standing collar.

top stitching

Top stitching knows where the line between pert and sharp lies

 
 
The top-stitching on this jacket provides subtle contrast — just enough to be interesting, but not so much as to interfere with anything else that I might wear.

 
 
This jacket looks smart because it is shaped. Tabs at the waist are a part of it,
but the front and back are contoured as well. I prefer a shaped utility jacket to a boxy one.
 
I think I look awesomely tall in this photo.
looking so tall

Directrice appears to have achieved her aspirational height in this photo, but it must be a trick of the lens


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You can almost see the tabs at the waist in this photo; a more strategic art director would have ensured that you could

 
 
 
If you would like to see more utility jackets, you’ve come to the right place. Here are navy, white, tan, and green ones.
 
Have a fantastic weekend!

Jacket: JCrew; Blouse: Anthropologie; Jeans: JCrew; Sneakers: Nike iD Cortez; Bag: Coach

7 thoughts on “Casual Friday: Pineapple Is Always In Season

  1. This outfit is awesome, pulled together, interesting, and works to show your own trim lines. That top underneath deserves an Oscar for best supporting role. I do so like that. The jacket can be repaired to live on. And your purse gives it panache. You hit it out of the park! Kate

  2. I love me a utility jacket – I seem to have them in all the neutrals except WHITE! And now I’m off to find one since… well, look at you.

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