Outfits Under $100: 4 Ways to Style a Utility Coat

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Product Information: Forever 21

By the end of winter, we all end up with cases of outerwear fatigue. Coats are expensive, so naturally we don't own as many of them as we do sweaters or jackets. One way to avoid catching a nasty case of outerwear fatigue is to purchase a versatile coat you are obsessed with, then find creative ways to make it work.

The utility coat is just as fashionable as it is practical. Zippers, pockets, snaps, and buttons adorn a classic cargo coat. This boyfriend style from Forever 21 is just oversized enough, works well for layering, and can be dressed up or down. Need some inspiration? See our frugal and fab outfits below that all total under $100. 

Look 1: $90.68

Utility jacket, dress, booties

Product Information: Jacket - Forever 21, Dress - H&M, Tights - Pacsun, Boots - 6PM, Scarf - Target

Just because you are donning a boyfriend jacket does not mean you have to rely on other rugged materials to make your look work. You can doll this jacket up with a fitted dress and heeled booties. Throw on tights to keep your stems warm and a scarf for extra layering.

Look 2: $88.30

Utility jacket, tee, jeans, combat boots

Product Information: Jacket - Forever 21, Shirt - American Eagle Outfitters, Jeans - H&M, Boots - Wet Seal, Socks - Cotton On

Summer is over, but that doesn't mean you have to tuck away your jeans-and-tee style uniform. Instead of pairing it with wedges or sandals, grab combat boots. Fnd some cute boot socks, like the striped pair shown above, to peek out of the top. This look is winter weather-ready when you throw on your utility coat and head to class.

Look 3: $99.73

Utility jacket, leopard blouse, leather leggings

Product Information: Jacket - Forever 21, Shirt - Black Five, Leggings - Boohoo, Shoes - Charlotte Russe, Rings - H&M

Prepare yourself for what we are about to say: utility coats look ace with faux leather leggings. We aren't kidding. The contrast of uptown girl style with this casual jacket works very nicely. Navy and leopard go hand in hand, so slip on a silky leopard blouse with high heels for a night on the town. Don't forget to adorn your fingers with pretty little rings for an extra glint.

Look 4: $98.89

Utility coat and striped dress

Product Information: Jacket - Forever 21, Dress - Black Five, Shirt - Aeropostale, Shoes - H&M, Hat - Forever 21

If you're as layer-crazed as we are, you are bound to rock a look like this. Start with a bold striped dress and throw your go-to chambray top over it, almost like an extra jacket or sweater. Next, pile on your utility coat and a beanie. Finish off the ensemble with cool kicks to complete this weekend-appropriate outfit.

Do you have a utility coat?

What do you think of the looks shown above? Will you be rocking this coat all fall and winter? How do you keep your outfits wallet-friendly during winter? Comment below and tell us what you think!

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