Parkas, jumpsuits, rigid cotton and a palette of forest greens – utility dressing is currently the most effortless trend around. How to get the new model-off-duty uniform right? We’ve looked to the street style stars for inspiration…
1. A double dose of greens
We didn’t think we’d see the day – but cargo pants are so cool right now! Of course, the styling is key to the look. Make it contemporary by wearing sock boots in the same shade of green and layering an oversized white shirt on top. Finish off the look with a trending vinyl jacket.
2. Go for camo
Model Liu Wen nails the trend with military-inspired staples – from an oversized camo shacket to lace-up combat boots. With the addition of a zipped funnel-neck jumper, raw-hem jeans and leather backpack, she proves that practical clothing can be stylish after all.
3. French lessons
Into your classics? Style the parka in a Parisian way by adding fashion essentials like the breton top and loose-fitting mom jeans. Complete the effortless vibe with big sunglasses worn in any weather, a timeless leather bag and ballet flats.
4. Patch it up
Street style star Doina Ciobanu updates her lightweight parka with a collection of colourful patches. For a touch of elegance, she combines the casual piece with a slit skirt, roll-neck jumper and standout red boots.
5. Buckle up
Doina clearly is a fan of the look, spotted here in another variation of the classic parka. This time around, she reinvents it by wearing a multi-strap belt around the waist, and finishing with a pair of striped shorts, bright blue handbag and embroidered boots.
6. All over overalls
Camille Charrière takes the trend a step further by choosing a loose-fitting overall, featuring big pockets, a belted waist and zip detailing. Updated in a rich mustard colour and paired with minimal leather accessories, the workwear staple becomes part of the chicest street style look.