Utility trend

How to Wear the Utility Trend: Prep for the Fashion Front Lines

Join the ranks of the fashion elite. All it takes is a little olive green, a set of dog tags and some serious attitude.

Given the political climate, it’s no surprise that we’re looking to our clothes to offer not only style, but protection and strength too. Sturdy fabrics, patch pockets and decidedly masculine shapes are the armor we need to face the uncertain times ahead.

Spotted on the spring runways at Stella McCartney, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Kenzo, utility-inspired looks are getting top honours. Go head to toe in drab or khaki for the biggest impact and accessorize with chain-handled bags and lace-up boots for extra edge.

Find everything you need for your new uniform in the gallery below.