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Utility Mood Board - Tastemaker Status

UTILITY - Tastemaker Status

 

As seen on the runways of Hermes and Giambattista Valli (to name a few), the utility trend is already popping up in your local retail store. This trend has been seen on the runways though jumpers or boiler suits, the garment inspired by coal-fire boiler maintenance men as early as the late 1920’s. The utility aesthetic can also be seen through thoughtful details such as belts, buckles, and drawstrings.

 

Utility Trend - Tastemaker Status

 


PALETTE

Monochromatic neutrals are the primary color palette for the utility look, ranging from army green, khaki, to off-white. Think uniformed-professions, such as camouflage green in the military or even a throw-back to the crisp white jumpsuit of the milk-man.

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TEXTURES

Fabrication relies on sturdier weights and a mix of smooth and coarse textures. To fit with the utility aesthetic, heavy cotton-twills and linens are the way to give that masculine but crisp feel.

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Fabric List:

Rag & Bone Radiant Army Green Stretch Cotton Twill, moodfabrics.com

Tan Medium-Weight Linen, moodfabrics.com

Toulouse Beige Mercerized Cotton Voile, moodfabrics.com

Rag & Bone White Asparagus Cotton Twill, moodfabrics.com


Image Sources:

Featured image, Utility Boiler Suit, topshop.com. Paint stroke, Donald Martiny. 

 

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THE TREND

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Look runway-ready with this neutral trend straight from fashion week


From beige, to sand, to camel, to cream, designers this year are embracing these earth-tone hues head-to-toe. Whether it be in suiting (also a popular trend this season) or statement skirts, neutral shades dominated the runways for spring.

 

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The neutral craze is definitely worth investing in, these colors are wardrobe staples and will never go out of style. Add a classic trench coat to almost any outfit, or go all-in and with matching tan suit and accessories. Become a Beige Babe with these items below:

H&M Oversized Jacket

Oversized Jacket, $49.99, hm.com

 

Pearl Fanny Pack - ShopTastemakerStatus.com

Pearl Fanny Pack, $29.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 

J. Crew Wide-Leg Cropped Pant in Stretch Twill

Wide-Leg Cropped Pant in Stretch Twill, $88, jcrew.com

 

 

H&M Pointed Mules

Pointed Mules, $19.99, hm.com

Image Sources:

Top left, Death by Elocution, bloglovin.com. Woman holding Balen bag, Imaxtree, fashionista.com. Made with Canva.

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THE FIND

J. Crew Polka Dot Khakis

 

A quirky twist on the classic khaki chino, these babies will be a guarantee standout.


Typically khaki chinos are a surefire way to blend in with the crowd, but with this polka-dotted pair it’s just the opposite. A fun take on a quintessential wardrobe staple, pair these J. Crew chinos with a white tee and white sneakers, chambray button-down, or black blazer.

 

 

J. Crew Boyfriend chino pant in polka dot

Boyfriend Chino Pant in Polka Dot, $79.50, jcrew.com

 

 


Image Sources: Top left, unknown artist, The Shiny Squirrel. Middle, Wardrobe Snack Editorial by Michelle Maguire and Kelsey McClellan for Trendland. Bottom right, Free Range Brown Eggs by Chris Kerston, flickr.

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THE TREND

Boater Hats - Tastemaker Status

Originating from 19th century men’s fashion, the boater hat is the perfect head-cover from countryside to beachside.


The boater hat proves to be truly versatile with its compact design, keeping you in the shade whether you’re walking in the city or on the boardwalk. It is also a great finishing touch to almost any summer look.

 

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Treasure & Bond Straw Boater Hat, $29, nordstrom.com

 

Straw Boater with Bow Detail in Mono

 

ASOS Straw Boater with Bow Detail in Mono, $23, asos.com

 

LA Hearts Straw Boater Hat

 

LA Hearts Straw Boater Hat, $29.95, pacsun.com

 


Image Sources: Top left, Lovely Pepa, Be.Daze.Live. Middle, The Chriselle Factor. Bottom right, Malaika Firth for J. Crew, J. CREWING. Sand, Cuyana. Made with Canva.

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