I didn't know this was a thing until I read this blog post:


I haven't found jean jackets super flattering for the last several years, and they have become orphans. I do like utility jackets when they hit me in the right place. So I was interested in this trend.

I have this one, captured, right now.


And it is cute. The length is cute on my short self, the pockets hit at a cute place, not a dumpy place. It is a little boxy from the back, but cute from the front. But.

1) It isn't white and red striped, it is really blush and red. It doesn't look right with white jeans, it looks off. I really needed it to be a third piece for white jeans. I need it to be a work horse, not a one trick pony.
2) for the price, I need this to look cute with more than denim bottoms, which is the only thing I can think to put with it. I can't think of any other way to style it, but I'm open to suggestions.

So I"m not saying no to this look, I'm just saying "not this particular jacket." Thoughts?