Today's Everyday Fashion: My Unique Spin on the Utility Trend

 
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My spin on the utility (or safari) trend might be unique, but only in a social media world where new outfits seem to be obtained at lightning-fast speed. The rest of the world calls this normal: wearing trendy items with things you’ve already had in your closet for years. (5-12 years, in this case!) Unlike some would have you believe, this trend ever really goes out of style. And in general, I’m all for wearing what you like no matter what the trends say - and this is a type of outfit I can definitely get behind!

Which olive and khaki look do you like better?

Top: Banana Republic, old (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: Forever 21, $23 (these run small - order a size or 2 up!)
Shoes: Express, $42 (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Scarf: H&M, $15 (similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $10 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Top is 12 years ago. Shoes are last year. Bag is recent. Shorts and scarf are new.

 
 

Top: Francesca’s, $25
Pants: LOFT, $30 (similar below)
Shoes: Marc Fisher, $89 (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $10 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Pants are 5 years ago. Shoes are 2 years ago. Bag is recent. Top is new.