Is a Utilitarian a trend?
When I first saw the word Utilitarian, I asked myself, is this one of the hot trends of 2018? Sounds like some weird new word for a health nut, right? Well, it is a new term for a hot new spring fashion trend. It is not anything new as far as the pieces that they are referencing. This style of clothing has been around for years! It just so happens that a lot of the fashion houses this season are coming out with this style clothing, so now it has a name.
Pieces that would fall under Utilitarian are ones such as denim shirts, jumpsuits, cargo pants with belts, neutrals and camouflage. This look can be dressed up to wear out on a date or club, or you can rock this look just to run errands. I like to see my glamazons dress this trend up, even if only for a day to day look. The Utilitarian look can go wrong if not styled appropriately. If not careful, it can be very dull!
In the look above, I paired the denim skirt with a cute camouflage skirt. For the spring, its safe to still wear long sleeve as it can get cold at night. To add some visual interest and color, I added the red flat with a buckle. The brown bag with this sets it off to be a cute look that can transition from day to night, which I love! From top: Shirt, Etienne Marcel, Skirt, Kendall+Kylie, both at Neiman Marcus, Bag, Zara, Shoes, Attico, sold at Net-A-Porter
This look is perfect for a night out on the town with bae! You can also dress this look down if you wore a different shoe and bag. I like a look like this paired with some visual interest which in this case is the added gold elements in the clutch and the pump. I would not say this is something you wear to a five-star restaurant but you could wear this to a movie date or maybe even a concert or a play at a theatre. Below I have shared some other Utilitarian pieces that all would be some great additions to any glamazons closet! Check them out to get in on one of the hottest trends of 2018 from top: Top, Derek Lam, Clutch, Mark Cross, Shoe, Valentino Garavani, Barneys New York, Pant, Theory, Neiman Marcus