It was a key trend for Spring/Summer that is continuing into Fall/Winter. Combining practicality of design with clean lines, the stripped-back styling and contemporary silhouettes will offer a welcomed break to the Christmas frills and glitter we’re currently experiencing.
Through the use of pure, soft and padded fabrics, utility takes on a minimalist yet functional twist with asymmetric detailing and an explosion of patch pockets and eyelet detailing. Long-length tailored shirts and trench coats can be clinched in at the waist, while a pair of cropped, wide-leg pants can be worn with a tucked-in shirt and fierce stilettos to achieve a perfect office look.
With designers like Celine, Philip Lim and Stella McCartney all sending their models stomping down the runways in utility inspired wear, it’s no wonder the trend has filtered down to the high street — where you can now find pieces like the Lightweight Trench Coat from Something Borrowed and River island’s Essential Ribbed Button Roll Neck Top. Finish with a berry lip, winged eyeliner and nude nail.