5 Ways to Wear the Utilitarian Trend

5 Ways to Wear the Utilitarian Trend. Model posing for the camera.

Inspired by military designs, prints and colors, the utilitarian trend brings the edge to your everyday style. Keep reading to see how to catapult your style into this trendy terrain.

Recruit a powerful pairing: A striped tee under an olive vest with a flattering drawstring at the waist is the perfect way to rock the utilitarian trend as a casual weekend look. Pair it with dark wash super skinny jeans featuring moto stitching for an off duty look.

A beautiful woman wearing a neutral striped top, olive green vest and jeans.
Shop the Look: Vest // Tee // Jeans // Shooties

Revolutionize military style with luxury: Heading out on a big night out? The utilitarian trend is taken to the next level by mixing glitz with tough details. An all-over sequin top will set the luxe mood while the exposed zipper detail of these skinny utility pants adds the right amount of edge to create a perfect balance. A head-to-toe neutral palette in rich olive tones makes this look a strong base for your night-out style.
A beautiful woman wearing a sequin top with olive green utilitarian pants.
Shop the Look: Top // Pants // Shooties // Handbag

Enlist Chic Camouflage: Be seen in camo! The olive-hued print gets a modern update with shine. Subtle gold stripes and sheer fabric make this nature-inspired print the leader of the pack. Or go for a dramatic take with sequins and a denim jacket. A block heel shootie will pump up the volume of knee-slit flares for a retro take or olive skinnies for a fresh everyday look.
Camoflauge top styled with a denim jacket and olive green utilitarian pants and another camo inspired blouse with flare jeans.
Shop the Look: Outfit 1: Tank // Jacket // Pants // Shooties // Handbag
Outfit 2: Top // Jeans // Shooties

Command attention in suede: The utilitarian trend takes an effortlessly stylish turn with faux suede. Transition the midi dress into the chillier temperatures with a utility style jacket, featuring drawstrings for a casually chic flair. Take it the extra mile with studded accents and buckles for a cool girl vibe.
A faux suede olive green dress styled with a black lightweight jacket, studded handbag and ankle boots.
Shop the Look: Dress // Jacket // Shooties // Handbag

We want to see how you style the utilitarian trend! Share your look with #mycatostyle for a chance to be featured on our social media! Check out the images below to see how Cato fans and associates have been making this trend their own!

A collage of Cato customers wearing the utilitarian trend.


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