There's a new "ugly" trend looming and, dare we say it, the style just might replace the jeans in your closet (at least temporarily). Ready or not, cargo pants are officially a trend, and we have the intel that they're only going to get more popular over the next six months. Up until now, the fashion crowd was pretty divided on the trend, with some embracing it at full force and others resisting the practical pants at all costs.
We know, their voluminous shape and conspicuously placed pockets hardly make them a subtle pick, but according to a recent Edited report, the pants are up by a whopping 266% in just the last two months. Essentially, they're poised to be huge not just for fall but well into next spring, too, so if you were considering adding a pair into the mix, this is a clear sign: Shop them now.
Ahead, get inspired by our favorite street style moments and then shop the styles we love most—whether you're game for something statement-making or looking for a more streamlined pair.
Heavy-duty shoes amplify the pants' streetwear appeal.
These would look beyond cool with a pair of Western boots.
Balance out their volume with a sleek crop top.
Just add statement sneakers.
…or an ultra-romantic blouse.
These feel ready-made for fall.
All the cool girls will be wearing their utility pants with statement sneakers.
Classic and cool.
Add some more edge via a chain belt.
Those ankle ties are getting us.
Cropped tops always work.
Tuck in your favorite sweater.
Cinch your waist with a leather belt to add polish to the look.
This pair is basically Insta-famous.
Cargo pants that don't look like cargo pants.
This simple pair will go with everything.
Zara knows best.
Off-duty style just got 100% cooler.
It's all about that chain belt.
These are super easy to style.
We'd wear this pair with a cropped tank and combat boots.
Now check out the six biggest "ugly" fashion trends for fall.