Adding this Frank & Eileen McLoghlin Utility Jacket Review to my other Frank & Eileen reviews, including the Frank & Eileen Button-Up, Everyday Jeans, Mary Shirtdress, Carmel Travel Set, Rory Shirtdress Review, Killian Jeans Review, and Shirley Button-Up Review.
‘Tis the season for weekend getaways! Fall is always packed with excuses to escape to the country, enjoy the fall foliage, and be out in the fresh air. This past week, I snuck in quick trips to the Hudson Valley, the cottage, and Richmond, and I packed a few comfy, simple pieces that took me through the entire trip. As I was looking back at what I wore, I realized I could get an entire weekend packing list out of just four Frank & Eileen pieces.
The Frank & Eileen Pieces to Pack for a Weekend Getaway
Let’s say you’re trying to bridge a travel outfit with your day one outfit. For me, that’s the McLoghlin Utility Jacket with a simple striped tee, the Derry Jeans, and cowboy boots. Maybe I need to do an entire post dedicated to the Derry Jeans, but, trust me, if I’m choosing to travel in jeans, they must be the most comfortable jeans ever. And these are. What I love about my other Frank & Eileen jeans is that they feel tailored and crisp, but these are the type of jeans that feel like you’re wearing comfy pants. They’re perfect for road trips where you’ll need to go straight from the car to feeling pulled together.
Your day two outfit could be the Derry Jeans with the oversized Mackenzie Superluxe Button-Up Shirt, a simple chunky cardigan for cooler mornings or evenings, and loafers with a slight heel. You’ll be comfortable and casual enough for exploring during the day, hitting the farmers’ market, or going out and about antiquing, but then you can throw on a pair of hoops or bigger earrings to take this outfit out to dinner.
Then, on your last day, when you’re ready to grab breakfast and go back home, throw on the trusty Carmel Travel Set, which is my favorite sweatpant and sweatshirt combo. I love the Evergreen color way, which is absolutely in my colors. If I’m trying to make it feel a bit more dressed up, I’ll throw on a wrap and a layer like the utility jacket. This is also a set that you can wear both together and apart. The sweatpants can be worn with a slim t-shirt and the McLoghlin Utility Jacket, while the sweatshirt looks great with jeans if you want a cozy day look. It’s one of those double duty sets that is perfect for packing for a long weekend.
And that’s it. Four pieces, three days, done and done.
Frank & Eileen McLoghlin Utility Jacket Review
The real all star of this weekend packing list was the McLoghlin Utility Jacket, so I wanted to dive into a full review of this piece.
How does it fit?
I got the McLoghlin Utility Jacket in XS/S, which is slightly oversized but not dramatically so. Think just big enough to layer over a sweater, without feeling like you’re wearing a purposefully oversized shirt. It should fit like a jacket.
What is the fabric?
The McLoghlin Utility Jacket is made from ‘Italian Dream Denim,’ which is a super soft, cozy, thick denim. It’s 81% Cotton, 11% Lyocell, 6% EME, 2% Elastane.
How does it wear?
The McLoghlin Utility Jacket is super cozy. I’ve washed it twice, and it washes well. I shake it out before I air dry it, to help it keep its shape. A quick iron takes out any wrinkles, though it won’t get wrinkles from wear thanks to the makeup of the fabric.
How should you wear it?
What I love about the McLoghlin Utility Jacket is how versatile it is. I’ve worn it over a block print fall dress, with leggings, with jeans and a turtleneck, and countless other ways. And I’ve only had it for three weeks. I may have worn it more days than I haven’t. It’s such an easy layer to throw on if it’s cooler out, but not quite cold enough for a thicker jacket. Plus, while it’s boxy, it still looks tailored, so I can toss it on with jeans and a tee, and I’ll still feel pulled together.
Final verdict: At $378, the Frank & Eileen McLoghlin Utility Jacket is similarly priced to a Barbour or other luxury field jacket. It’s lighter weight since it’s somewhere between a jacket and a button-up, but it’s incredibly versatile and heavy duty. It’s a splurge, but it’s one you’ll have for years.