Classic silhouettes, earthy hues and pockets aplenty are the key ingredients of this season’s most effortless trend
The utility trend gathers pace this season, influencing more refined pieces as well as off-duty looks. Natural materials like cotton and linen are key, and earthy hues, desert shades and classic colours like white, cream and navy abound. 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 denim 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 summer 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 spring 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