Here’s my weekend style checklist: Comfy skinny jeans? Check. Striped tee? Check. Lightweight field jacket and a roomy tote, for inevitable fog and errand running? Check and check. I wore this out a couple Saturdays ago, when Joe and I ventured to Union Square to pick up some homewares (i.e., replacing an embarrassing number of broken water and wine glasses), and indulge in a bit of window shopping. But catch me on virtually any Saturday where we’re grocery shopping, or browsing a farmers market, or being lazy and brunching, and I’m in some version of this.
Do you have a favorite field/military style jacket? About 4 years ago, I bought J. Crew’s Field jacket in mossy brown. I’ve loved and worn that jacket so much that a) it’s faded to the most delightful olive fatigue color, and b) I bought a second one in navy. It’s that good. Last summer, I bought Madewell’s Fleet jacket (which I’m wearing here), both for the cinched waist detail, and because the light sea green color felt different than the typical field jackets you see. After owning it for a while, I like that the softer fabric makes it easy to roll up the sleeves — it’s lighter weight than J. Crew’s version, so for warmer days, I prefer it. A sizing note that might be personal to me, though: I find that this jacket fits great through the body, but is a touch tight in the shoulders and upper sleeves. So that also lends itself better to warmer temps, since I tend to wear this one with thinner tops, while J. Crew’s can be worn over a larger variety (including lightweight sweaters). I’ve shared some other options to check out below. Luckily, this look is so popular now, you can find a great field-style jacket at any price point:
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Last weekend essential: You might remember when I talked about Oliveve back over here. I’ve since snagged two bags from this company during seasonal sales, and love both of them! The Maggie tote, pictured here, is extremely roomy, and holds a surprising amount of stuff. This baby has become my typical everyday tote when I’m running in and out of the house and don’t want to think about changing bags. It’s such an easy piece that feels both relaxed and put together!
In more recent weekend news, I wore a similar look this past weekend down in Half Moon Bay (with the striped tee swapped out for Joie’s silk Rancher top). Joe’s family was in town, and we drove down both days to hang out, eat plenty of good food, walk on the beach with Lucy, and catch up. It was a good weekend all around, and left us both feeling ready for the week ahead. How’s the start of your week going?