What is the Utilitarian trend?
In this busy day and age of multi-tasking, our desire to get the job done efficiently and comfortably usually ranks pretty high on everyone’s “to do” list. This spring’s militaristic and safari-inspired looks will ensure you’re style ready for both brave combat and bold adventure.
Neutral and earthy colours
Times are tough out there, so all the more reason to embrace relaxed tailoring in neutral and earthy shades.
- rich browns
- mossy greens
- creamy whites
- sandy beiges
- deep midnight blue
It’s all about the details and pockets
You’ll also appreciate the countless utility pockets that abound, offering untold storage solutions. Pockets were big on the runways for men as well. And more menswear trends for spring carry over into our world with a fun helping of buckles, buttons, snaps and zips to help turn up the style volume.
How to wear the Utilitarian trend
We all know that great personal style is always expressed via the mix, so aim to be fearless when it comes to combining some of these edgier, militaristic garments with pieces that are feminine, soft and sexy. And since every urban soldier—or jungle adventurer—depends on her precious gear to see her through, you’ll want a stash of all the right accessories to enhance your brave new attitude. Cinch yourself into style with some great, statement-making belts this spring. And then there are the season’s irresistible bags that really mean business. Many are oversized, while others are quite structured. There are also lots of great strap details and loads of various compartments.
Don’t forget the shoes
When it comes to fabulous footwear to complete this no-nonsense look, think along androgynous lines.
- Strap-on sandals with big lug soles
- Attention-getting high top sneakers
- Funky combat style booties
- Ultra comfy flatforms
If you’re looking for some real inspiration to help you glide into this fabulous new season, TSC’s four spring fashion trends—Utilitarian, Craft Fair, Print Party, Fruity Infusion— are bound to deliver. To shop new fashion arrivals at TSC.ca.
For more great spring fashion tips, watch Jeanne Beker’s Style Matters at TSC starting March 7th!