Trend Alert: Utility Pants
When we think of utility pants, we might think of something we would find in our dad’s closet – side pockets, baseball caps and all. As much as these cargo pants may haunt our memories and have been deemed “uncool”, they are having a big moment, if not the moment in fashion. Celebs have been spotted wearing these unstructured pieces everywhere and pairing them with chic accessories to make them work for every occasion. Somehow these pants have escaped out of the closets from dads across the nation and landed on runways leading them to be worn by our favorite fashion icons like Rihanna and Emily Ratajkowski. Still on the fence with this trend? We’ve listed some of the reasons why we’re loving the utilitarian look and why it’s here to stay.
No Structure? No Problem.
Inspired by blue-collar workers, the utilitarian style typically lacks structure and is known for its durability and comfort. The boxy and straight leg cut is exactly what makes us obsessed with these pants. Falling closer to the natural waist, these pants make styling with a simple t-shirt or crop top a breeze. As denim and pant trends move towards a more column-like silhouette, these pants are the perfect option if you’re looking to try something new. Falling closer to the natural waist, make styling a breeze with a simple tie-knot t-shirt or crop top.
Keep this piece easily rotating in your closet. Their un-tailored finish makes it breathable for summer, but also suitable for fall as the temperature drops!
Promising Patterns & Colors
To complete the utilitarian aesthetic, choose a pair of pants from a neutral palette. Having an earth-toned pair will allow you to easily mix and match and make these a new fashion staple in your closet. Sandy beige and deep forest green colors will be the perfect addition to your closet and serve as a clean canvas to put your own creative twist on them with bold accessories
One of the most common prints we see in cargo and utility pants is camouflage. When it comes to styling camo print, there is no right or wrong answer! This fashion staple continues to resurface season after season, and for good reason. The deep green tones are sure to stand out and go with virtually any color top you already have stored away. If green isn’t necessarily your color, keep things cool-toned with gray-toned camo print or warm it up with an orange-based one.
Day To Night
We know what you’re thinking. How are you going to style utility pants for a night out? With inspiration from celebs like Gigi Hadid, wearing these pants for a night out with your girls looks effortlessly chic and after all, who doesn’t want to be comfortable for those times you’re out until the sun comes up?
Play up your cargo and utility pants by accessorizing with a skinny heeled pump and a chain-link belt for some shine. To top off your look for any occasion, you can’t go wrong with a simple turtle neck or a lace bodysuit!
More Pockets, More Possibilities
Some of us may hate to admit it, but maybe dad was right after all. Cargo and utility pants offer endless style possibilities. Their unstructured look and versatility from day to night are the reasons why we continue to bring this back to fashion every so often. Whatever your style, utility and cargo pants are here to stay – and hey, you might even find a use for all of those convenient little pockets.