on my list | lightweight jackets

one // two // three // four // five

As the temperatures start to warm up (not this week obviously, but, you know, in general), I've found myself reaching for a lightweight jacket to throw over my tees. Even though it's gorgeously warm in the sunshine, it's still chilly in the shadows -- especially when sitting on a patio for brunch!

As you've seen a hundred times, I do already own a green utility jacket, but for some reason I've been hesitating to wear it recently. The jacket I own has a boxy shape and fits pretty short, making it not super flattering or feminine. Rather than replacing my green jacket, since I obviously do wear it a ton, I think I want to add an alternative that has a longer length and a cinched waist.

One, two, and five are probably my favorites on this list, though I'm having trouble deciding on a color. I feel like one is too close in color to the jacket I already have, but I'm not sure about committing to blue because I'm worried it would clash with jeans. I like that two is a pretty different color from my pairs of blue denim, so it won't blend in. Plus, how cute would it look with my new red Breton striped tee?


  1. I have an olive lightweight jacket and I can't wait to wear it! I probably won't be able to until late March or early April though. :(
    I really like #2!

  2. My vote is for number 2 as well. I love all the zippers and pockets and looks more polished, somehow, than number five. Not sure why. I'm on a quest for a light weight waterproof jacket. Something in between a trench coat/rain coat/athletic jacket. I'm probably asking for too much.

  3. I have a light jacket that I picked up at a yard sale a couple of years ago and I love the style, but the hip pockets are really unflattering on me, I feel like. I keep holding onto it because I really want to like it, but I just don't think it works on me. Might finally go before I make this big move. My vote is for 5. It's neutral enough that you could really wear it with everything. 3 is a color that I don't remember seeing in outerwear form on here before, so that might be a smart addition to your closet. I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever you choose!

  4. I'm gonna go try on number 4 this weekend. I've been looking for a jacket like this for so long, but I'm really picky. I hope it fits me well. =]

  5. I personally love #4! I think it's because it reminds me so much of the jcrew field jacket that i've had my eye on for awhile.


  6. I'm a big old fan of the lightweight jacket - I rarely wear mine as a weather-necessary jacket, but instead wear it as a part of my outfits and I love it! I really like the one you have, but I totally get the desire to have one that's a little longer too (mine is pretty cropped as well, and sometimes I wish it was a little longer). I could really see you getting a lot of wear out of a dark gray one, but #2 is my favorite - love all the zippers!

    ALSO - I was just looking through Junebug Weddings because, well, I <3 you and wanted to see your work, and I DIED with the Minneapolis wedding post you wrote with Rachel and Jonathan. I went to high school with Rachel and she was VERY good friends with my brother!!! This world is so small.

  7. HOLY CRAP THIS IS THE SMALLEST WORLD EVER! we voted her wedding 'Best Reception of 2014' in our annual Choice Awards! her photographer is one of our favorites. ahhhh how have we not met yet!?

  8. No way!!! That's so awesome! Rachel's a total sweetheart :) And I'm so with you. I need to get my butt down to Austin ASAP (or you should come north to Minneapolis!) ;)


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