9 Utility Jackets That Belong in Every Closet

Army, cargo, utility — whichever you prefer to call it, this is one staple that should part of everyone's outerwear arsenal. Shop the ultimate casual jacket now and you'll be set for three seasons a year.

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket

$148 BUY NOW

J.Crew's field jackets are always a solid choice if you're going for a classic look. This one is made from waxed cotton gleaming gold hardware, and is lightweight enough to suit a range of temperatures.

H&M Cargo Jacket


This H&M cargo jacket wears more like a shirt, so it's perfect for layering with light sweaters on those in-between weather days. You can also try layering the structured shape over feminine dresses to give them a more casual feel.

Madewell Catskills Jacket

$118 BUY NOW

Madewell does the utility jacket with a vintage, well-worn look and plenty of pockets. There's also a hidden drawstring on the inside, so you can adjust the level of definition to your waist.

BP. Cotton Canvas Anorak Jacket


Get the military look for less with this cotton anorak. The lightweight design is described by many reviewers as the perfect fall jacket, but also warn that you'll definitely want to size down.

Gap Stud Utility Jacket

$128 BUY NOW

Want a classic utility jacket that also stands out? This one is made from the traditional khaki green cotton, but features stud trim along the collar and pockets for an added layer of edge.

Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket

$150 BUY NOW

Get supermodel style with this utility jacket, designed in collaboration with Lily Aldridge and Velvet. It's named after Aldridge's sister, Ruby, and is the perfect topper to jeans and T-shirts. Reviews suggest to size down if you prefer a more tailored look.