3 Versatile Fall Jackets You Need in Your Closet


The right jacket can really finish an outfit in the best way. The three styles I’m sharing below are versatile, great for a casual or simple wardrobe, and can easily be dressed up or down. I will link to all of the exact items I’m wearing in all three photos at the very bottom of the post!

The first, and most worn style, is the field or utility jacket.

I love how easy this is to throw on with jeans and a tee, but it can also be a good option for throwing over a casual dress as well. I’m drawn to the structure of this style of jacket, without the stiffness. I also love rolling the sleeves up a bit so it looks casual and relaxed.

Over the years, I’ve had field/utility jackets from J.Crew Factory, Old Navy, and Target. You can click on any of the images below to shop some of my picks for this fall.


A sweater blazer, or “swazer” as one IG follower taught me, is such a classic + fresh option for a casual wardrobe.

This is a new addition to my closet and I’m so glad I added it. The fact that it’s a knit makes it feel comfortable and easy, but the blazer style looks sophisticated and classic. It’s been the only outer layer I’ve grabbed this summer when I run out the door and am worried about being cold in a restaurant.

My exact sweater blazer is from J.Crew Factory but there is a very similar version at J.Crew. I linked up to a few other options as well!

Last, but certainly not least, is a suede drape jacket.

This is a great date night option, and also one of my favorites to pair with a dress. It’s shorter than the other two options I’ve shared which are good at highlighting your waist and not looking too boxy! This one I’m wearing is also reversible!

Curious about any of the other items I was wearing, click on the images below!

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Comments (17)

  1. Posted August 20, 2019

    Ooh, I love the look of the sweater-blazer! The grey is a great colour too, so versatile. I need a piece like that. ❀️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Marta says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    Truth is, I don’t need anymore jackets but those look so cool and they go with pretty much everything so maybe I need to declutter some jackets and make room for some new ones.

    • Kate says
      Posted August 20, 2019

      sounds good to me πŸ˜‰

  3. Angela says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    That light gray “swazer” is so nice – I don’t have one of those in my wardrobe yet so thanks for the inspo.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  4. Molly says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    Hey Kate! The J.Crew Factory sweater blazer is on major sale today – 50% off and an additional 15% off with FLOWERPOWER code.

    • Kate says
      Posted August 20, 2019

      wow thanks for sharing that!

  5. Katie says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    Did you size down on the sweater blazer? I tried one on recently at J Crew and found it ran kind of big!

    • Kate says
      Posted August 21, 2019

      I did, I got a small when I usually wear a medium!

  6. Deanna says
    Posted August 20, 2019

    I have asked you this several times and can’t seem to get an answer…..where is your dresser from??

    • Kate says
      Posted August 21, 2019

      Hi Deanna, My dresser is out of stock but originally from Furniture Land South!

  7. katy says
    Posted August 21, 2019

    I have #1 and #2 (in black) and love them both. You’ve got great style πŸ˜‰

  8. Jessica says
    Posted August 22, 2019

    Do you have a link to the actual field jacket you’re wearing in this?

    • Kate says
      Posted August 24, 2019

      Unfortunately it’s quite old and no longer for sale!

  9. Jen says
    Posted August 22, 2019

    Cute options, but what are you looking at in these pictures???

    • Kate says
      Posted August 22, 2019

      the distance πŸ™‚

  10. Debbie says
    Posted August 27, 2019

    Hi Kate … love the looks! My question isn’t about the jackets it’s about your handbag. Where did you get it? LOVE IT!!! Thanks

  11. Sara says
    Posted September 1, 2019

    Debbie. Kate has a link in to all her favorite handbags on the site. Click around in the style section.