We all have those few special ‘uniform’ pieces that we love in our wardrobe. I’m talking about the ones that are consistently present in our closets. The ones you periodically replace with an updated version time to time but refuse to part with the other versions as they hold memories that are too dear. One of these hero pieces in my wardrobe is the green utility jacket. I have a few!!!
The Green utility jacket memory lane!
Well, let’s start 17 years ago with my beloved camo parka that I bought from Urban Outfitters on High Street Kensington, London. It was worn to many gigs in my London days. Plenty of beer spillage, late nights and fun for that gem. Next came the Gap green utility jacket that saw me through two pregnancies and the afternoon ‘fresh air’ strolls with my little bundles in the pram. My Common Thread Urban renewal jacket followed next and has received compliments from those who appreciate a bit of stud embelishment! Then there is my camo field jacket from Madewell that looks great with denim and Ash jalouse ankle boots. But now I have a new addition to this beloved collection. I absolutely bloody love it!! It’s the Topshop Utility shirt Jacket.
The Topshop Utility shirt jacket Fall’15
Look who also bought it ………Kate Moss approved!
Now you know you’re onto a winner when you buy it, love it, wear it immediately and reach for it at the first signs of a chill on Fall days. You also know you’re onto a winner when Kate Moss is spotted wearing it. Cue a Topshop sell out item. We know Kate has always had a soft spot for Topshop and she usually bags a piece each season that becomes that ‘iconic Topshop viral piece’. This Fall it’s the utility shirt jacket. The Bay, in Canada sells Topshop and if your local store doesn’t have a concession then you can always order online and become a member of Kate’s club!!
Kate Moss images frantically pinned from Pinterest
I am with Kate in appreciating the versatility of this green baby. Dress up, dress down yet always so cool and so effortless. Sadly, this is where maybe the similarities of Kate and I end. Well….maybe our bar bill would be about the same!!!
This green hero is time and time again seen worn by the style set. Look who appears on a Pinterest board near you!
Where else to buy the green utility jacket
Wearing my Topshop green utility shirt jacket
I highly recommend this little gem. It’s oversized so if you are in between sizes then just size down. It’s lightweight so different to my other jackets and has that little magic touch of distress to the fabric that gets the gold stars!
The Green Utility jacket In the Capsule wardrobe
The capsule wardrobe for me is all about having the pieces you truly love and wearing them often. Now that’s what I call a good wardrobe! The green jacket is a ‘must’ for my capsule, maybe for you too? To me it sells as the effortless cool jacket that dresses up with heels, leather jeans,a silk scarf yet dresses down so well with jeans, Stan smiths and a band tee. It is a layering dream that can be worn as the layering shirt or teamed with a scarf and hat and it’s the perfect Fall Jacket. The jacket that you need to layer up for chilly mornings but works as a light throw over for the warm sunny afternoons that visit towards the end of the autumnal day. I can’t say enough about my hero piece! Maybe you have a soft spot for it too? This style sheet says it all for me!
Tootle pip xx