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You know when you get to a certain age and start to realize that your mom actually was always right? Well, here’s one more thing to add to that list: practical clothes, which are now are officially cool. Yup, the SS19 catwalks, from Virgil’s Louis Vuitton to Heron Preston, were decked out in functional, utilitarian clothing. Think harness bags, hardwearing fabrics and multiple oversized pockets. Here’s how to style the trend in three easy steezy ways… 

Technical utility outfit | ASOS Style Feed

Neon harness bag | ASOS Style Feed


Technical issues

If the most recent fashion weeks (FW19) are anything to go by, neon and reflective accents are sticking around for good. Take some inspo from YSL’s lit-up PFW show and put some fluoro into your ‘fit with the Nike Zoom Fly sneakers. Using their color palette as inspo, work in a black harness bag with a neon zip and a matching neon tee. A boxy, black coach jacket and gray technical tracksuit bottoms will help those bright accents to really pop.

Spring utility outfit | ASOS Style Feed

Double harness belt | ASOS Style Feed


Artful layering is the key to the seasonal gray area we currently find ourselves in, so for a practical get-up that still looks spring-ready, try styling an oversized pale blue shirt over a black long-sleeved tee. To keep the ‘fit looking fresh, pair with some lightweight technical pants in a neutral color and heavy-duty sneakers. A double-sided harness bag will finish the look off with some streetwear steez.

Weekend utility outfit | ASOS Style Feed

adidas Originals trainers | ASOS Style Feed

At ease

Looking for a laid-back downtime look? Meet the utility vest — for days when you really don’t wanna lug around a bag. This faded denim one has more pockets than you could ever need, and gives instant swag to an oversized t-shirt or hoodie. Here, we’ve layered it over a light pullover in technical fabric ('cause... rain) with some retro velvet trackpants and sneakers to keep the vibe weekend-appropes.