Earlier this week, a friend told me that Utilitarian Fashion is as good as dead–that and its various spawns: Military Boot Camp fashion, band jackets, distressed and ratty Decarnins, Lace-up Booties, and the like. It has to die, its death will pave the way to minimalist classics, she said.
If you know anyone who's into utilitarian fashion, go ahead and take her to Forever 21! If you decide to be a little bit adventurous, go ahead and get her gift cards so she can choose her own utilitarian garb. ;)