It's easy, breezy and chic. These humble pants popularised in the 90s and early 2000s are back – hotter than ever.
27 August 2022

The resurgence of y2k fashion continues and the latest obsessions have entered the scene – cargo pants. 

From hip hop to mainstream fashion, cargo pants have caught the eyes of many celebrities like Rihanna and Dua Lipa. This style had its humble beginnings in the 30s, designed specifically for the British military but it has evolved through the decades. 

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The loose fit and deep outer-facing pockets may have stayed the same but gone are the days of normal khakis, cargo pants now come in an assortment of fabrics such as satin and denim. 

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Here, we’ve gathered a few options that will help you jump on the bandwagon. Check em’ out below.

1. Dion Lee’s High-waisted Cotton Cargo Trousers

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Say no to being basic and opt for the parachute cargos. This style rocks drawstrings at the hems that add volume to the overall silhouette. This versatile piece exists in between edgy and fun, which makes for a great closet staple. 

2. Blumarine’s Denim Cargo Pants

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Combining three trends in one, these cargos have a low-rise fit and sport a flare cut. The unique deconstructed panelling around the thigh area also accentuates the stiffness of the denim. If this doesn’t sound like a good deal, we don’t know what is.

3. Ganni’s Paperbag Cargo Pants

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Style tip: Always cinch in that waist. Every outfit looks better when it looks fitted. The paper bag design is an easy – and more importantly, comfortable – way to do it. Who doesn’t enjoy a win-win situation?

4. Rag & Bone’s Sand Cotton Tapered Cargo Pants

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Of course, nothing can truly replace the original. This pair by Rag & Bone is perfect for every mood. They can be easily worn with any top in your closet and it works with sneakers, flats or heels.

5. Alessandra Rich’s Camouflage-print Straight-leg Cargo Pants

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Did someone say “yassification”? Pink camouflage print is truly extra but don’t let it stop you from copping it. Pair it with a subtle black or white vest or t-shirt and you’re ready to face the world.

6. Tom Ford’s High-waisted Cargo Pants

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Elevate cargo pants by adding some shine. There is also nothing wrong with going bold, especially when the fresh cool blue hue is to die for. Take the look up a notch by carting the co-ord oversized blazer in the same fabric, also by Tom Ford.

7. Deadwood+ Net Sustain’s Convoy Recycled Leather Straight-leg Cargo Pants

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Is there anything sexier than leather? Living up to the brand’s ethos of producing edgy and sustainable fashion, Deadwood breathed new life into recycled leather to produce this pair of cargos. We just have one word to describe this: Slay.

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