Styling a Utility Jumpsuit + Style With a Smile link up

January 14, 2020
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit

The utility trend was big last year but I was reluctant to buy into it. So you might be wondering why I chose the new year to finally try it; well, while it’s referred to as a ‘trend’ I don’t think it will ever really go away. Utility chic, or whatever you want to call it, comes back time and time again. Plus, it’s a very practical type of clothing as it’s usually in neutral shades that offers plenty of accessory options. And then there’s the pockets, which appeals to me enormously! (We all love pockets, don’t we?)

When I saw this utility jumpsuit on the sale rail in River Island I couldn’t help taking a closer look. The fabric is as soft as it looks and I had to try it on. I didn’t expect it to fit as I have a long torso, but the sizing is quite generous. Reduced from £65 to £20, it was too tempting a reduction to resist. And the great thing about having a zip is that it makes trips to the bathroom that bit easier than fiddling with buttons.

Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit

For my first attempt at styling a utility jumpsuit I chose to go with bold and bright accessories

With a neutral all-in-one garment you can go as minimal or as bold as the mood (or occasion) takes you. For my first attempt at styling a utility jumpsuit I chose to go with bold and bright accessories. Red pairs really well with this muted shade of beige (which I think has a hint of khaki). For a casual look I’d wear it with trainers and a bag in another neutral hue. My husband joked that I should have worn aviator shades but that would have been a step too far for me! I needed to offset the utilitarian vibe with a fun element. I bought these quirky heart sunglasses from one of the White Rose vintage shops on my trip to Nottingham last October.

Keeping this outfit to two colours, I added red shoes and my Zara multiway bag worn with the shoulder strap. This meant I could use the belt strap (which is for converting the bag into a bum bag, as seen here) as a belt on its own. The jumpsuit doesn’t really need a belt as it has an elasticated waist, but it just helps to bring all the red together.

So that was my first time styling a utility jumpsuit! Do you love this ‘trend’ too?

Heart sunglasses, River Island beige utility jumpsuit


Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit
River Island beige jumpsuit
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit
Red heart sunglasses
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit, Zara red multiway bag
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit
Styling a Utility Jumpsuit, River Island beige jumpsuit

River Island utility jumpsuit | Zara bag (old, similar) | Marks & Spencer shoes (old, similar) | sunglasses from White Rose vintage shop in Nottingham (similar)

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18 responses to “Styling a Utility Jumpsuit + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. AmyJohnson says:

    Thanks for the party! I love camel and red together.

  2. I adore the pops or red with this neutral tan color jumpsuit! Thanks so much for the link up.

  3. Ooh, I love it, Emma! I also love that you chose bold red accessories that are a bit dressier to create a chic look. I have trouble with one piece outfits like this because they are always too short in the crotch area on me! If ever I can find a piece like this that fits properly, I would totally give it a go!


  4. Ellibelle says:

    This is such a great look on you and loving how you added color with the pretty red!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    I just passed a similar jumpsuit, and now might have to return for it! Paired with red the khaki looks banging! Thanks for hosting. Jacqui

  6. I love the jumpsuit trend and I didn’t know utility jumpsuits were a thing, too! Ohhh, I just love it and how you styled it with the bright pops of coral. Just gorgeous!


  7. Jill says:

    You are rocking that jumpsuit! Love the bold pops of red!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  8. Darlene says:

    I love the utility style, but I only have a jacket and vest. I really love this khaki jumpsuit with red! Great styling, my friend.

    xx Darlene

  9. Laurie says:

    This looks amazing on Emma. I love boiler suits! Suits your figure, Oh to be taller like you! xx

  10. Gemma says:

    Such a cute outfit, I just love your gorgeous red accessories. Especially those sunglasses, they’re amazing xx

  11. Nancy says:

    You can style anything! You can wear anything! It’s your bold attitude that is the icing on the cake!

  12. I love the simplicity of the jumpsuit…you can style it so many ways. Love it with the pops of red/orange!

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    I’ve been contemplating a utility jumpsuit for awhile too but just haven’t found the right one yet. Love how you’ve styled yours with the pops of red!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. I loved jumpsuits all summer, but didn’t have one for cooler weather. I love this style and it’s a great option! The red is beautiful with it!

  15. Hi Emma!
    You do locate some great finds! I need to check out some consignment or thrift stores here. I dont often leave the house to shop! I love the neutral jumpsuit and it looks like it fits you to a tee, beautiful! So many ways to style, I love the red accessories and those cute pointed red heels.
    jess xx

  16. Michelle says:

    When a garment is marked down so much, it makes it a lot easier to take the risk. The red accessories are perfect with it. With your husband’s remark about aviator glasses, I started thinking about a whole Steampunk vibe…..


  17. Shauna says:

    Ohhhhhhh how I love these bold red accessories! Those earrings are so fun. They would be perfect for summer, like the 4th of July!


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