Utility Style

2023-08-24 Snargl 1 minute 20 seconds

What are the common mistakes or faux pas to avoid when dressing Utility Style?

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Woman in orange pants and a green shirt is walking down a boardwalk with a store in the background
Woman with red hair walking down a river in a red shirt and pants with a red river running between her
Woman in a pink suit walking down a street at sunset or dawn
Woman in a purple jacket standing on a city street at night with neon signs in the background and a city street with cars
Woman in a short playsuit standing in front of a river and mountains with a storm in the background
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Woman standing in a field with mountains in the background and a river running through the middle of the field
Utility style is a fashion trend that emphasizes functionality, comfort, and durability.
It can be a great way to create a casual and cool look, but there are some common mistakes or faux pas to avoid when dressing utility style.
Here are some tips to help you pull off the trend without looking like you're going to war:
  • Don't wear too many utility pieces at once.
    A utility vest, jacket, or pants can be a statement piece, but wearing them all together can make you look overloaded and bulky.
    Choose one or two utility items and balance them with simpler pieces.
  • Don't mix too many colors or prints.
    Utility style usually features earthy tones like khaki, olive, beige, or brown, or darker tones like black, navy, or grey.
    These colors can create a cohesive and understated look, but adding too many bright colors or patterns can clash and distract from the utility vibe.
    If you want to add some color or print, opt for subtle accents like accessories or details.
  • Don't wear utility pieces that are too tight or too loose.
    Utility style is meant to be comfortable and practical, but that doesn't mean you should sacrifice fit.
    Utility pieces that are too tight can restrict your movement and look uncomfortable, while utility pieces that are too loose can make you look sloppy and shapeless.
    Look for utility pieces that fit well and flatter your body type.
  • Don't forget to accessorize.
    Utility style can be minimalist and functional, but that doesn't mean you have to be boring.
    Accessories can add some personality and flair to your utility look, as well as enhance the functionality.
    For example, you can wear a crossbody bag, a belt bag, a backpack, or a utility pouch to store your essentials.
    You can also wear a hat, sunglasses, gloves, or a scarf to protect yourself from the elements.
    Just make sure your accessories match the utility theme and don't overpower your outfit.
  • Don't wear the wrong shoes.
    Shoes can make or break your utility look, so choose wisely.
    Utility style works well with boots or chunky trainers that are sturdy and comfortable.
    Avoid shoes that are too formal, delicate, or flashy, as they can clash with the utility vibe.
    Also, make sure your shoes are clean and well-maintained, as dirty or worn-out shoes can ruin your whole look.

Example of the color palette for the image of Utility Style

Picture with primary colors of Dark tangerine, Light blue, Lincoln green, Pale brown and Dark turquoise
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 1060-Y20R
NCS S 1020-B
NCS S 5540-G30Y
NCS S 4010-Y30R
NCS S 1060-B
RAL Classic
RAL 1033
RAL 9018
RAL 6035
RAL 1036
RAL 5012
RAL Design
RAL 070 70 80
RAL 240 80 15
RAL 140 30 40
RAL 050 50 20
RAL 210 60 40
RAL Effect
RAL 380-2
RAL 720-2
RAL 750-4
RAL 330-M
RAL 710-2

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