How We Style: Utility Pants

Utility pants are one of the biggest fall fashion trends at the moment! One of the things we love most about utility pants is the versatility of them. Whether its a crop top, a turtleneck, or a plain tee - anything can be paired to create an instantly effortless outfit. Lately, we’ve been experimenting with wearing different things around the waist of our cargo pants to create different looks. These are our three favorites:

Look 1: The classic belt

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We can always count on our trusty belt to add interest to an outfit! For this look, we paired a plain white tank with green utility pants and a similarly colored green fabric belt. The rose gold buckle and eyelets give it a nice, refined touch and makes it perfect for pairing with rose gold jewelry.

Look 2: The belt bag

The more refined and less bulky sister of the fanny pack! Belt bags are another classic that have recently come back into the fashion scene. We paired this neutral, mocha colored belt bag with gold hardware with our green utility pants. Our belt bag is from Cotton On, but we linked other belt bags that we loved from ASOS ($21) and Brandy Melville ($20).

Look 3: The no-belt belt

This last look is one of our all time favorites! We took a circle hair pin and clipped it to the loop for the button of the utility pants to create an illusion of a belt buckle. We love this because in addition to being unbelievably simple and inexpensive, it adds a ton of interest to an an otherwise plain outfit. We have the exact dupe for our hair pin here ($2) and some great alternatives on Amazon ($5).

Closing Thoughts

The utility pants we wore for this shoot are both from Reformation ($148). We also like the ones from I.AM.GIA. ($149) and Brandy Melville ($38). We didn’t have one to use for this shoot, but another great way to wear cargo pants that we’ve been liking lately is by using a wallet chain to attach to the side loop of the pants. All in all, we cannot reiterate enough how much we love the versatility of utility pants and can’t wait to style them countless different ways in the months to come.