Utility style is timeless and has to be one of the easiest looks to pull off, if I was to name two high street stores that have the most practical trend down to a tee they would be H&M and Select Fashion (new entry!).
My AW15 pick: Select’s £15.99 utility pocket front shirt dresses are also available in black, navy and khaki
This season’s utility wardrobe packs more autumnal hues than ever before, online treasure trove Missguided have taken the shirt dress to new heights, incorporating denims and jazzing things up with vertical stripe and check patterns.
Utilitarian is undoubtedly versatile, it works in the day and at night; the introduction of the easy-to-wear shirt dress is welcome news if you want to put together a pretty yet practical ensemble for evenings out.
If you’re customising a dress with your own accessories and want to play it up with some sparkle, it’s best to avoid a dress with a busy pattern and instead opt for a plain shirt dress with only subtle detail, Select have some awesome offerings and they’re under £20!
Khaki has put in another appearance as the classic “it colour” of utilitarian style whilst burgundy is big, big news this fall, it’s the best way to incorporate this year’s pantone colour Marsala into your autumnal closet. Deep reds will forever be sexy for evening because they ooze glamour in an elusive way. Little wonder I’ve fallen in love with Select’s wine number (above).
These dresses absolutely rock when industrialised with a biker jacket or a vintage denim, biker boots will also toughen up a dress for the day whilst your chunkiest strappy heels will maximise their edge at the bar.
Khaki and black are perfect partners for day and night!