It seems like there are a lot of utility jackets out there for spring, so at first was going to call it a trend, but I actually think they’ve just become classics, and they’re ubiquitous because they blend well into so many different kinds of wardrobes. They’re definitely a favorite of mine, and I like when a jacket plays it straight but then has something kind of cool going on, like the embroidery on this one from The Great.
I kind of love that this one from Topshop is machine washable.
This one reminds me of the tough girls who smoked cigarettes in my high school parking lot in Houston—in a really good way.
You know I get excited about a good blue, and this is a really good blue.
I’d wear this jacket from Eloquii exactly as styled.
And speaking of styling, it’s kind of awful here. But I think this jacket, from French brand Sezane (it’s sort of their Madewell) has definite potential.
This Veronica Beard number is as well-tailored as a blazer, and you could wear it like one.
You can’t beat Barbour’s classic Beadnell for that too-cool-for-fashion look.
The tiny embroidered hearts on this one from The Great are pretty winning.
And the price here is pretty unbeatable.
This one from Vince is kind of a hybrid of a straightforward denim jacket and a utility jacket.
The belt here is a chic, very French touch.
If somebody were to take a Carhartt jacket and tailor it just for women, it might look like this one from Helmut Lang.
I couldn’t not include this leopard print version.
Kimono tailoring: pretty genius.
I like that the green here is more of a loden.
Who knew that Proenza Schouler had a lower-priced (but still rather pricey) line? I love how quietly statement-y this is.
Here are more spring jackets, if you’re interested.