How To Wear The Popular Utility Fashion Trend

The utility fashion trend started last fall and has been going strong ever since! It’s a cool modern clothing trend that I love and I’ve bought multiple pieces! Below, you’ll find some of my favorite utility trend styles. I bought a few for our canceled trip to Africa but loved them so much that I decided to keep them! You can see more of what I would have packed for Africa in my African Safari Packing List post

Africa Outfits, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a tan belted shirtdress by ALC with white booties in Telluride, Colorado

What Is The Utility Fashion Trend?

Africa Outfits, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a green romper by Pistola with wedge sandals by Linea Paolo in Telluride, Colorado

#1 | Green Romper

This green romper by Pistola is the perfect example of the utility fashion trend. I love the buttons down the front, on the sides, and the pockets! The longer inseam (5”) is age-appropriate so no need to worry about it being too short! If you love rompers/jumpsuits, this is one easy way to wear the utility trend!

Shop more by Pistola here.

Loungewear Outfits, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of sharing her favorite loungewear including a Barefoot Dreams hoodie and utility trend James Perse green joggers in Telluride, Colorado

#2 | James Perse Joggers

The easiest way to wear the trend is with some cool pants. These green James Perse joggers are amazing and crazy comfy! I wore them in my video with tips on how to look stylish at home. They’re a little pricey so I linked a very similar pair for only $35!  These joggers are also featured in our Spring Shop.

Shop more by James Perse here.

Africa Outfits, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a tan belted strapless utility trend shirt by Self Portrait with white flare jeans and See By Chloe wedges in Texas

#3 | Self Portrait Top

How fun is this strapless top by Self Portrait!? It’s the perfect mix of sexy, modest, and chic. It has a flattering belted waist, boned lining, cool pockets, and zipper up the front! It’s so unique and cool!

Shop more by Self Portrait here.

Stylish Work From Home Outfits, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of wearing a beige cashmere sweater with Derek Lam green joggers and camo Linea Paolo wedge sneakers in Telluride, Colorado

#4 | Derek Lam Pants

I LOVE these Derek Lam pants! They are high-rise, have ruching on the sides and have cool zippers.  They’re a great alternative to denim and can be dressed up or styled more casually like I have done here.  You can see them in my WFH outfits post here.

Shop my by Derek Lam here.

Africa Outfits, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a tan belted shirtdress by ALC with white booties in Telluride, Colorado

#5 | A.L.C. Dress

I featured this gorgeous A.L.C. dress in my my African Safari Packing List post. It’s pretty versatile, a beautiful tan color, has a flattering belted waist, and the length is perfect (I’m 5’4” for reference). This is a very elegant example of the utility trend!

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Some other trends I’m loving right now…the clear sandals trend, sweatpants sets, and some jewelry trends! Have you tried the utility fashion trend, or are there any other trends you love?? Let me know in the comments! 

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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