Unlike some trends that seem to hit the runway in one giant wave, the utilitarian motif has slowly trickled in over time. Designers started testing the waters several seasons ago, then came to Spring 2019 Fashion Weeks with cargo vests, slouchy overalls, and glorified tool belts in-hand. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's pink jumpsuit is a high-fashion take on the snowballing trend.
There was a whole lot of pink happening at the launch of makeup artist Patrick Ta's new beauty collection on Thurs. evening. Several of his clients — including Shay Mitchell, Olivia Munn, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — showed up in head-to-toe pink to show their support.
While Mitchell and Munn took the opportunity to wear their most feminine feathers and fringe, Huntington-Whiteley went with a less conventional look. The model opted for a cotton-candy pink denim jumpsuit from Isabel Marant's spring collection.
Short sleeves and a collarless neckline set this one piece apart from your average jumpsuit. The loose fit gives it a relaxed look while a cinched waist maintains its shape. The spring-ready piece also features edgy crossed belt loops and exaggerated pockets which are as fashionable as they are convenient.
Huntington-Whiteley paired hers with the same slouchy, perforated leather boots as the model sported with the jumpsuit on the runway.
Utilitarian chic is about to be the biggest trend this spring. Designers like Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Zimmerman predicted it months ago, working everything from cargo-style pockets to denim to that olive-green color that has forever symbolized workwear into their upcoming collections.
Jessica Alba and Shanina Shaik tried their hand at the utility look last fall, and just a couple weeks ago, Gwyneth Paltrow posted an Instagram photo of herself in a green version, too. The consensus on footwear seems to be boots, whether peeking out from under your hemline or tucking your pant legs into them like Huntington-Whiteley.
The model's pink jumpsuit is sold out, but it's still available in black and white. Huntington-Whiteley's, and similar alternatives to help you get the look, ahead.