26 Instagram-Approved Ways to Style Amazon's Must-Have Jacket

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The utility jacket earns its name. Not only is it inherently functional, thanks to pockets, midweight fabric, and an adjustable fit, but it's also fashionably flexible, working equally as well with jeans and a tee as it does with a skirt, dress, or even leather. It helps when you start with the perfect jacket, and leave it to Amazon to create an ideal and superaffordable version. Amazon Essentials' Utility Jacket ($32) comes in six colors, has an interior drawcord so you can cinch it at the waist, and is the perfect weight for layering. In short, it's worth so much more than its modest price tag.

Now that you have the jacket, we have 25 ways you can make it even more stylish. Some of Instagram's most fashionable have incorporated utility jackets into their wardrobes in interesting, chic, and totally imitation-worthy ways. Keep reading to check out 25 creative, cool ways to style a utility jacket, thanks to Instagram and Amazon.

Amazon Essentials Utility Jacket
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Amazon Essentials Utility Jacket

Available in six colors, Amazon Essentials' Utility Jacket ($32) is lightweight with a smooth-matte finish and a relaxed fit. An interior drawcord lets you cinch the jacket at the waist.

Go Full Military Mode

Turn your army jacket into the chicest uniform with matching pants. Add some animal print to make things even more interesting.

Tone Down Trends

Band shirts, ripped jeans, and metallics all work together when you tone them down with a classic utility jacket topper.

Make It Sophisitcated

When worn over an all-black ensemble, a utility jacket keeps things casual. Pair your jacket with a black dress or pencil skirt, booties, and a structured bag.

Keep It Classic

Jeans and a white tee always work, and a utility jacket pairs perfectly with both. To dress the look up, pair it with fancy flats instead of a traditional sneaker.

Go With Gingham

Plaid and army green look great together, and a gingham shirt adds some preppy style to the military-inspired topper.

Keep It Casual, but Add Some Structure

Jeans, sneakers, a graphic tee, and a utility jacket are all super casual, but when paired with a structured bag and black-out sunglasses, the look is anything but basic.

Wear It With a Maxi Skirt

Your utility jacket looks extra stylish when paired with a maxi skirt in a complementary color or print. Add boots to make the look work for colder weather, and a snakeskin bag elevates the whole ensemble.

Throw It Over Your Shoulders

When thrown over your shoulders, your utility jacket gets an easy dose of chic. Pair it with black jeans, heels, and a statement bag, and you're ready to go almost anywhere.

Keep It Casual in All Black

Top an all-black ensemble with a utility jacket to add some visual interest to your look.

Take It to Work

When paired with high-waisted trousers, pointy-toe boots, and a chic neck scarf, a utility jacket totally works for the office.

Try It With a Casual Mini

We love the idea of throwing your utility jacket over a light sweater and a casual miniskirt. Add a plaid scarf for warmth and a pop of pattern.

Wear It With Overalls and Animal Print

Your favorite overalls get even more functional when worn with a utility jacket. Snakeskin slides and layered necklaces take the basic outfit to a more stylish level.

Mix Tough and Sweet

Add a dose of sweetness (a lace-trimmed miniskirt) to a tough utility jacket worn with an even tougher belt and some badass boots.

Give It a Vacation Vibe

A striped tee, woven hat and bag, and flared jeans will put your utility jacket squarely in vacation mode. Add sandals and brightly colored accessories to up the fun factor.

Try Casual on Top, Dressy on Bottom

A casual utility jacket and basic white tee become anything but when paired with dressed-up trousers, heels, and a chic shoulder bag.

Take It Outdoors

A utility jacket even works on water when you wear it with a baseball cap, plaid scarf, jeans, and wellies.

Add Animal Print

Just a small dose of animal print makes a big style statement. Animal-print sandals, boots, sneakers, or heels are an easy way to dress up your utility jacket.

No Dress Is Too Fancy

Heels, tulle, and beading? They all still work with a utility jacket, especially when you want to make a fancy look work for daytime.

Go Big With the Rest of Your Look

Animal-print booties, a bold hat, and bicycle shorts all work together when paired with a practical utility jacket.

Wear It With Black Boots

The trick here is to add some seriously stylish booties in leather or suede to a totally classic combo of jeans, tee, and utility jacket.

Make It Feel French

The Parisian-inspired combo of a skinny black pant, loafers, a striped tee, and a structured bag become more casual with the addition of a utility jacket. Très chic.

Roll Up the Sleeves

A utility jacket even works in the Summer when you roll up the sleeves and throw it over a casual dress. Add easy slides and your favorite hat to add to the warm-weather vibe.

Wear It With Overalls and a Turtleneck

Basic denim overalls and a blue utility jacket get a pop of color with a pumpkin-colored turtleneck.