Classic silhouettes, earthy hues and pockets aplenty are the key ingredients of this season’s most effortless trend
The utility trend has gathered pace, influencing more refined pieces as well as off-duty looks. Wondering how to wear a utility jacket? Choose natural materials like cotton and linen, and earthy hues, desert shades and classic colours like white, cream and navy. With its straight utility cut and clean placement pockets, this navy wool-rich suit jacket is an understated take on the trend. For a more casual option, our military-inspired field jacket is the ultimate chuck-over-anything spring layer and looks just as good worn with denim as it would with a patterned dress.
Head-to-toe tonal dressing is the ‘now’ way to do colour, and lends itself to the utility trend. Cargo pockets and workwear buttons give this midi-length A-line skirt a utility twist, while a cream bomber jacket worn as a top adds a touch of utility luxe. Chunky peep-toe sandals are a cool contrast. Our warm-weather spin on the utility jumpsuit adds practical pockets and workwear buttons to a chic short-sleeved silhouette for an all-in-one that’s got party dressing sorted. Just add black sling backs. Set to become the hardest working item in your wardrobe, a white linen shirt featuring utility pockets will pair perfectly with sand-coloured trousers, true blue jeans and cargo pants alike.
Words: Miranda Eason / Images: Josh Shinner / Styling: Karen Preston / Stylist’s assistant: Tamala Ayres
Hair: Ben Cooke / Make-up: Karina Constantine / Model: Georgina Grenville @ Next