Welcome to our newest installment in High Fashion Trends where we dive into the newest and hottest fashion trends and see where we can shop for affordable options! (If you missed any, you can find them here.)
The utility trend happily marries function and fashion. You may see this in an abundance of pockets, straps, or buttons and snaps.
Let’s see what designers and celebrities are loving the look and how to get it for ourselves.
HIGH FASHION TREND: Utility
Alberta Ferretti’s rendition incorporates a soft pale pink, fun overalls, and even lower leg pockets!
Sacai’s design is not without plenty of pockets and straps. This vest can carry all you need.
Isabel Marant really loved the utility trend this season. This design is particularly feminine with the pink tones, a high-tailored waist, and paper-bag pant silhouette.
Celebrities in Utility
Gigi Hadid was able to sport the trend on the runway twice with designs from both Isabel Marant and Fendi:
Kendall Jenner also got to grace the runway for Fendi in the utility trend:
Gigi Hadid’s sister and fellow model, Bella Hadid, also loves the rough and tough trend:
How to Buy the Utility Trend on a Budget:
Affordable Utility, Option #1:
Product: Utility Jacket; $41 – ASOS
A utility jacket is a staple for your fall, winter, and spring closet. A utility jacket can be styled in an edgy way with black ripped skinny jeans, studded boots, and a band tee. Try this look with your jacket tied around your waist, as well.
Alternatively, the jacket can accent a cute summer dress and gladiator sandals, adding some edge to an otherwise feminine outfit.
Affordable Utility, Option #2:
Product: Utility Vest $79 – Nordstrom
Try this nautical vibe like the model does, pairing the vest with white skinny jeans and a striped tee.
Another look for this vest is over a button-up top and dark flared jeans. Finish the look with heeled booties.
Affordable Utility, Option #3:
Product: Utility Skirt; $37 – MissGuided
This skirt is fun with its tape details, pockets, and d-rings. Because it’s khaki, it can easily be paired with other colors and neutrals.
You can pair this with an oversized crop sweatshirt and low top sneakers for a casual look.
Also consider trying the skirt with your black knee-high boots and a loose, flowy, colorful top.
Affordable Utility, Option #4:
Product: Utility Drawstring Pant; $21 – Boohoo
These drawstring pants are unique and a nod to the 2000s gaucho pants. (I can remember it like it was yesterday…)
Dress them up with your hottest stilettos and a bold pink or orange top.
Alternatively, go for a rocker look with your black knee-high boots (pants tucked in or out), cropped or band tee, and denim jacket.
Affordable Utility, Option #5:
Product: Utility Flight Suit; $48 – Pretty Little Thing
This flight suit is perfect to wear on a fun night out. Add a stylish belt or belt bag.
Pair with strappy heels, booties, or your high top sneakers!
Affordable Utility, Option #6:
Product: Utility Dress; $50 – PacSun
This cute dress is perfect for layering in fall or sporting in the summer.
In the fall, layer with your black leggings and low booties. Add a light denim jacket and a fun scarf.
Otherwise, in the summer you can add a brown belt through the loops and pair with your brown gladiator sandals.
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