When the utility jumpsuit trend became a thing last year it perplexed me. The coveralls look is so specific and utilitarian in appearance that I couldn’t figure out who would want to purposefully look like they could do an oil change while you wait. Flash forward a few months and I have been spending a lot of time on the Alex Mill website trying to figure out which style I want to buy. I’m not sure what switched for me or when it happened, but now I am obsessed with owning a pair of coveralls.
I think what I like most about utility jumpsuits is their tailored look. I love me some good collar after all. And, sure, when not styled, or, let’s say, accessorized with a tire iron, motor oil, or a name tag that says Otis, coveralls can be quite versatile. In today’s post, I have put together five utility jumpsuit outfits using some of the different styles Alex Mill offers. Before we get into all that, however…
ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Two weeks ago, I shared a post of outfits created using stunning photography as inspiration along with a contest inviting you all to create your own looks. Finalists were announced last week and you all voted. I am pleased to announce that Anneke was the winner. Congrats Anneke, your prizes are on the way.
HOW TO WEAR A UTILITY JUMPSUIT WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A MECHANIC, FACTORY WORKER, OR LIKE YOU WORK IN AN OIL FIELD
This look was inspired by a client who told me she frequently wears a striped tee under her Alex Mill utility jumpsuit, like the one I am styling here. I would live in a look like this all spring. The utility jumpsuit is styled with a Saint James Breton, a pair of orange Adidas sneakers, and a nylon Longchamp crossbody. Perfect for casual days.
I made this ivory Alex Mill utility jumpsuit look more elegant by pairing it with heeled sandals from Margaux, a Demellier crossbody, and a link necklace from Chan Luu. The belt adds a touch of chic style while also giving the jumpsuit some shape.
This is a look that works for business casual and weekends. I styled this short sleeve linen utility jumpsuit from Alex Mill and styled it with Soludos mules, a burgundy bag from Quince, a purple printed Bandana Scarf from Chan Luu, and carabiner hoop earrings from Madewell.
Dichotomy styling is where you combine two style elements that don’t necessarily work together but when worn together create an interesting juxtaposition. It would be like wearing cowboy boots with a wedding gown or combining a distressed denim jacket with a frilly dress. I styled this utility jumpsuit from Alex Mill with dressier elements, including these woven fuchsia flats from Birdies, a See by Chloe patterned crossbody and linear drop earrings from Argento Vivo. Underneath the coveralls, I added a simple white tank.
This last casual look was styled with a cotton twill jumpsuit from Alex Mill in military green. I styled it tonally with a pair of Sarah Flint wedge sandals, Cuyana backpack, oversized hoop earrings, and a pendant necklace from Kendra Scott.
SHOP FOR UTILITY JUMPSUITS
Ready to punch your time card and slip into a utility jumpsuit? Check out these additional styles.