There is never one jacket only.
There is one jacket that works everywhere.
It’s by no means my biggest investment – possibly the least – or the most fashionable piece I wear but it is one I rely on year after year. I update it occasionally but the original I found at Old Navy all those years ago is still wearing strong.
When I travelled it was my airport jacket of choice because of the comfort and pockets – one side for phone and glasses and the other for a passport and cc. It is a windbreaker and a raincoat but most of all it is a very flattering shape. Mid-thigh, high collar and slightly nipped in through the waist. Do you know the one? Some call it a fleet jacket, a utility, others a field jacket; for some reason, I refer to mine as an army jacket.
Even though I am travelling nowhere in the foreseeable future, I have pulled this favourite out again.
It is perfect with the sweats and the sneakers and I have even worn mine over a mid-length dress. Taking a trip to the countryside? It’s an easy addition for a muddy weekend. You can find them in waterproof fabric, all kinds of cotton and even linens. This summer I am opting for a white linen version to wear with chinos. I also think this cinnamon shade is pretty fabulous with white or khaki and for those of us with silver manes; I like the idea.
Every year I say to myself I cannot wear it again and each time I look for another alternative and fail.
Life is full of jackets – but if there were only one – (I hope this is only ever in my imagination) – which would you choose? You know my answer. xv
One Jacket Only
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