Utility clothes were produced during the 1940s to aid the economy during the World War. They were introduced because raw materials were in short supply and had to be conserved. But now, it has become a style found flaunting in the streets and in the runway.
Here are some ways to wear utility clothing and still look chic and feminine.
The Standard Pair
Anything black, white, brown, and denim are the customary matches for utility clothing. These pair-ups complement to its street essence and make it great for parading through the streets. Also, boots. Boots are dire accessories for utility clothing because boots gives utility clothes more feminine sophistication.
Denim jeans? Check. Plain white tee? Check. Cute white tote bag? Check. Nude flats? Check. Chicness? Check, check, check.
The Boho Route
Yes, you can wear utility clothes in bohemian style. The trick is to choose something bohemian and loose to pair it up with. Loose waves can add up to the boho chic style, too.
This one’s definitely great for summer and spring. And while the cute floral dress keeps it all feminine, the utility jacket and laced-up boots give the entire outfit a little rock n’ roll.
I super love the touch of boho chic that cute flower crown gave to this whole outfit. The utility jacket over the cute matching separates made this utterly adorable.
I love how the floral pants and the rainbow necklace was the only pop of color in this outfit. It harmonizes greatly with the rest of the outfit.
The Modern Chic
Make your utility clothes more modern and lessen the WWII feel with modern prints and structured silhouettes. The bolder the outfit, the more modern, the better.
Take it from Miranda Kerr to look gorgeous in this outfit. From the leather ankle boots, the modern print and black mini skirt under the utility jacket to the amazingly whipped up accessories–gold-framed cat-eye sunglasses and boxy handbag.
This girl looks so beautiful in this outfit. I love the matching white-and-yellow blazer and bag, the plum lips, the shell-like necklace. A great tip to get from this: if you’re opting for bright clothes, keep your makeup and the rest of your ensemble on the darker side.
Without the neon bag and shoes, the outfit screams standard pair. The neon color gave this attire a pop of color that totally screams modern chic. Plus, it’s not overwhelming.
The Summery Casual
Loose and breezy clothes are great to match with utility clothes. Because utility clothes are of slightly heavy materials, the loose and sheerness are great contrasting quality. Slip on a pair of strappy sandals and you’re good to go.
See? Gingham definitely made this a spring/summer outfit. Add the cute coral bag to it.
This is on the simple and minimalistic side. Which makes it a cute ensemble for spring and summer–loose shirt, minimalistic jewelries, and brown strappy heels.
The utility vest over the flared loose top is absolutely great for spring and summer.
Native or tribal prints and camouflage seem to be unlikely pair-ups for utility. But, hey! They actually are! The key is to keep it in one of your clothes. Don’t overdress with lots of tartan or camo.
The barely-there white strappy heels and wavy ombre hair gave this fabulous outfit a little femininity.
The tartan scarf and the loosely worn utility jacket gives this outfit a windswept look. Totally beautiful.