The utilitarian trend that complements the tiny bag trend

Fashion and function haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. Yes, we have all been guilty of sacrificing convenience and practicality for the sake of pulling off a look. And we could state all of the questionable trend bandwagons we have jumped on. But this summer, it’s all about the tiny it bag. Mansur Gavriel has pioneered this trend with its baby bucket bag, as well as Instagram’s favorite bag line, Kara, that has perfected their oh-so-small, but aesthetically pleasing purses.

However, it wasn’t until Rihanna stepped out with her miniature Simone Porte Jacquemus bag that we were convinced. As the meme says, it’s ugly (or impractical) until Rihanna decides it’s not. And to our delight, with the appearance of this impractical trend comes its practical counterpart: clothes with multi-pockets.

In Valentinos, Pradas and Sportmaxs SS’18 ready-to-wear collections, pockets have gone from their usual subtle and understated ways to center stage. Whether they’re placed on relaxed shapes or streamlined structures, this new utilitarian aesthetic approach to uniform dressing is ever so appropriate for the multi-tasking women of today. Proving that sometimes, when it comes to purses, bigger isn’t better, and when it comes to pockets, more is better.

So, ahead find 13 utilitarian inspired items with pockets that will fit your new phone and that will go with that tiny bag you didn’t know you needed.

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<p>Get items for your whole wardrobe inspired by this new fashion trend. (Art: Quinn Lemmers) </p>
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Get items for your whole wardrobe inspired by this new fashion trend. (Art: Quinn Lemmers)

<p>Jaz Patch Pocket Jacket, $687 (on sale $410), <a href="http://www.whistles.com/women/sale/limited/jaz-patch-pocket-jacket-24847.html?dwvar_jaz-patch-pocket-jacket-24847_color=Green" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:whistles.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">whistles.com</a> </p>
Whistles

Jaz Patch Pocket Jacket, $687 (on sale $410), whistles.com

<p>Organic Cotton Blouse, $100 (on sale $50), <a href="https://shop.mango.com/us/women/shirts-shirts/organic-cotton-blouse_11017663.html?c=37&n=1&s=search" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mango.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mango.com</a> </p>
Mango

Organic Cotton Blouse, $100 (on sale $50), mango.com

<p>Patch Pocket Wrap Skirt, $89 (on sale $27), <a href="https://www.cosstores.com/us/Women/Skirts/Patch_pocket_wrap_skirt/7086-26306125.1#c-15133319" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cosstores.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">cosstores.com</a> </p>
Cos

Patch Pocket Wrap Skirt, $89 (on sale $27), cosstores.com

<p>Point Collar Patch Pocket Denim Jacket, $708 (on sale $354),<a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Edun-Point-collar-patch-pocket-denim-jacket-1054764" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:matchesfashion.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> matchesfashion.com</a> </p>
Edun

Point Collar Patch Pocket Denim Jacket, $708 (on sale $354), matchesfashion.com

<p>Utilitarian Patent Leather Skirt, $215,<a href="https://www.stories.com/us/Ready-to-wear/Bottoms/Skirts/Utilitarian_Patent_Leather_Skirt/590576-0559445001.2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stories.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> stories.com </a> </p>
& Other Stories

Utilitarian Patent Leather Skirt, $215, stories.com

<p>Moss appliquéd wool shirt, $745 (on sale $373), <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/939141/Joseph/moss-appliqued-wool-shirt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:net-a-porter.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">net-a-porter.com</a> </p>
Joseph

Moss appliquéd wool shirt, $745 (on sale $373), net-a-porter.com

<p>Phillips Cotton Suit, $273,<a href="http://www.ganni.com/en/phillips-cotton-jumpsuit/F2187.html?dwvar_F2187_color=Chanterelle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ganni.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> ganni.com</a> </p>
Ganni

Phillips Cotton Suit, $273, ganni.com

<p>Wilfred Kamille Jacket, $225 (on sale $100) in black, <a href="https://us.aritzia.com/product/kamille-jacket/64270.html?dwvar_64270_color=12629" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aritzia.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aritzia.com</a> </p>
Aritzia

Wilfred Kamille Jacket, $225 (on sale $100) in black, aritzia.com

<p>Moto Cargo Wide Leg Cropped Jeans, $75, <a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTermScope=3&searchType=ALL&viewAllFlag=false&CE3_ENDECA_PRODUCT_ROLLUP_ENABLED=N&catalogId=33060&productOnlyCount=1&sort_field=Relevance&storeId=13052&qubitRefinements=siteId%3DTopShopUS&langId=-1&beginIndex=1&productId=29965549&pageSize=20&defaultGridLayout=3&searchTerm=TS02C03MKHA&productIdentifierproduct=product&DM_PersistentCookieCreated=true&searchTermOperator=LIKE&x=25&geoip=search&y=11" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:topshop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">topshop.com</a> </p>
Topshop

Moto Cargo Wide Leg Cropped Jeans, $75, topshop.com

<p>Patch pocket shirt, $290 (on sale $145), <a href="https://www.alexachung.com/row/patch-pocket-shirt-ecru-99" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:alexachung.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">alexachung.com</a> </p>
Alexa Chung

Patch pocket shirt, $290 (on sale $145), alexachung.com

<p>Front Pocket Belted Suede Dress, $2,169 (on sale $650), <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Mugler-Front-pocket-belted-suede-dress-1048795" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:matchesfashion.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">matchesfashion.com</a> </p>
Mugler

Front Pocket Belted Suede Dress, $2,169 (on sale $650), matchesfashion.com

<p>Sportmax Code Flippy Dress, $485, <a href="http://us.asos.com/sportmax-code/sportmax-code-flippy-dress-with-utility-belt/prd/9049928?clr=black&SearchQuery=&cid=20262&gridcolumn=2&gridrow=2&gridsize=4&pge=1&pgesize=72&totalstyles=29" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:asos.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">asos.com</a> </p>
ASOS

Sportmax Code Flippy Dress, $485, asos.com

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