Have I ever mentioned that the weather in the great Pacific Northwest is unpredictable and finicky? One day it's sunny and 73, the next day it's pouring down rain and 48. Ugh! Am I the only one that always has a hard time figuring out what to wear this time of year?
This last week I alternated between this military jacket below and my down winter coat. I mean, really!?! But of course, it's not nearly warm enough for a short-sleeved shirt. In fact, I had to wear a sweater underneath and a scarf.
A military jacket, or field jacket, is a wardrobe staple must-have. And this jacket perfectly fits the bill. I got it last year (I think) and did a lot of searching before I landed on it. It has a great fit, plenty of pockets, and slightly heavier than most I have found. Plus, it has a hood in the collar. The hood is very lightweight, but around here that is a must on coats! Because, you know, rain.
I'm so excited to share that my exact military jacket from Kuhl is still available and comes in a six different colors directly from the Kuhl site. I have the sage color, but I'm loving the slate. In fact, if I didn't have one already, I'd definitely have a hard time deciding between the two.
You can also get it at REI on sale in this beautiful violet color (while supplies last).
Here are some other options to choose from. The camo one from Vince Camuto is a fun take on the usual and the neutral gray color would go with nearly everything. The embroidered jacket from Bloomingdales is on-trend. The Rag & Bone jacket is a fun, flirty alternative to the more boyish looks of others.
Oh, and the boots! I almost forgot the boots. These are the exact Dansko booties and they are fantastic! So comfy, a great neutral color, just the right height in both the heel and where it hits on my leg. I've had them for at least two years and they are still going strong. During the winter, I pretty much live in either these Dansko's or these Sorel's, which I reviewed here. People stop and asking me about both pairs all the time and either one is a great boot to take you from fall to spring.
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