You can wear utility pants with boho-lite blouses and dainty shoes to create a vibe that I call Utility Pretty. Wearing today’s fab finds together is one way to do just that. It is a fun juxtaposition that many of my clients enjoy.
1. Charter Club Pintuck Top
This blouse has made some of clients very happy because it works well untucked, does not crease, and has a flattering fit in a swingy, playful way. Roomy, but not overly so. The notched V-neckline offsets the volume below the pintucked yoke, and the sleeves are surprisingly unfussy. The best part is the knitted front panel which gives the top a stretchy and soft integrity. Super comfy, easy to launder, and comes in petites. The patterns seem to pack a little more punch than the solids, and the first two patterns in the collection are most popular.
2. Banana Republic Slim Utility Pants
If you’re looking for super casual streamlined utility pants with a slim silhouette, these are an option and often on sale. They come in petite, regular and tall, in sizes US0 to US20, and across five neutrals. The cotton is soft and substantial with a bit of stretch. The mid rise is a good fit. Some of my clients sized up. The waist is a little wider. Very comfortable, easy to style, and easy to launder. Fab with a boho-lite blouse, tee, or knitted top, and sandals for a summery look. As fab with boots and a few top layers for transitional weather.
I got an ivory pair to replace some very old pairs of olive utility pants that I passed on a while ago. I keep the zippers on the hems unzipped for a little interest. There is a panel of fabric behind the zipper that creates a godet-effect above your ankle. Very nice! I wear them in the Summer on extremely casual days, or to the beach with the doggies. I had the waistband altered so that they stay put without a belt. They don’t stretch out while wearing, or shrink after laundry. A versatile classic that’s having its fashion moment.