This might be the biggest (and easiest-to-pull-off) trend of 2019.

By Alexis Bennett
Updated Jan 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
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Combining multiple trends often results in odd, impractical outfits. Think about it. Right now street-style stars are wearing bike shorts paired with puffer coats anchored with strappy, toe-ring sandals. It's fascinatingly weird, right? If you aren't as adventurous in the fashion department, there's a practical and functional trend new that's blowing up: pockets.

That's right, pockets. Of course, blouses with pockets aren't anything new, but lately celebs like Priyanka Chopra and designers like Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi are gravitating towards the utilitarian tops like never before. I credit the normcore movement and the resurgence of cargo pants. You could even call this trend the cargo shirt, as the trend favors larger-than-is-typical pockets.

Some designs take a western approach in luxe leather with multi-colored flaps, while others are car-mechanic chic, with boxy silhouettes and khaki hues.

So breathe new life into your favorite pair of skinny jeans by wearing them with a pocket-embellished top. Or give those pencil skirts a 2019 makeover by tucking one into the waist. See how our favorite celebrities are wearing the look in the roundup ahead and click all the way through to shop our favorite cargo shirts.

Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss took on the utilitarian look in a white Louis Vuitton blouse with four pockets attached to the front.

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Yara Shahidi

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Yara Shahidi took the trend to the next level in matching Missoni separates and white Christian Louboutin heels.

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Priyanka Chopra


Take notes. Priyanka's yellow leather top by Drome is the perfect complement for your everyday jeans.


Victoria Beckham

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A vintage camo jacket with pockets on the front elevated Victoria Beckham's all-black outfit. Steal her look with this $79 look-alike.

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Barbara Palvin


Barbara Palvin's Calvin Klein shirt ($153; has colorblock effect that reminds us of the wild, wild west.