If there is a style trend we will like to hold onto for a long time, “Lord let it be the Pocketed Utility Skirt”. This fashion staple was spotted on Fendi’s Resort 2023 runway, where a model strutted down the runway, pairing it with sheer long sleeves cropped top, platform heels, and a top handle bag, another was spotted wearing it with a roll neck knitted top and flap bag, since then this fashion staple had gone viral.
Pocketed utility skirt also known as cargo skirt is dated back to the 90s when it was birthed from the popular cargo pants. Utility outfits originated during the Second World War in the United Kingdom due to a shortage of clothing materials, as a result of wartime austerity these articles of clothing were made at affordable prices, in a variety of colours and styles, and of satisfactory quality.
Bringing it back to now, the outfit made out of wartime austerity has become a major fashion trend, where designers like Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu rendered the top of the range of freshly minted cargo skirts on the SS’23 runways, Balmain’s tweed version is to be coveted.
To style the outfit, you can style it with your favourite white tank tops, white poplin shirts, or white crop tops, and place an oversized linen blazer on top to transition into the summer season, or take out the blazer and summer hot days are set. A pair of platform heels, top handle bags, and bold gold jewelry will elevate this look for special occasions be it spring or summer. You can also finish the look with your favourite chunky sole sandals or leather slides and casual days are ready, don’t forget your oversized tote bag matches the look.
Pocketed utility skirt comes in various designs, there is the mini version, maxi, and midi length is also there. We can’t talk about the utility skirt without talking about the fabric, some come in chinos, denim, linen, silk, nylon the list goes on.
Finally, when investing in this fashion staple, it’s good to know that it makes the most manageable fashion piece in the wardrobe because of the versatility in their use, you can wear it in summer, and in winter it’s all a matter of layering and taking off layers. This reason makes it an all-season wear outfit that you will get the most of your money out of. Best advice? invest in two to three in a variety of fabrics (linen, denim, and chinos will be the most recommended), and designer versions for special events and high street brands for weekends and casual days.
Shop the best-pocketed utility skirts on the market:
La Jupe Cueillette miniskirt
Was £442.00 Now £265.00
Pretty Little Thing
Mocha Cargo Pocket Detail Micro Mini Skirt
Was £15.00 Now £13.00
Pretty Little Thing
Black Acid Wash Cargo Pocket Midi Skirt
Was £30.00 Now £26.00
Fringed bouclé tweed cargo skirt
Denim Cargo Knee Length Skirt