I just need to talk about cargo pants right now—the controversial piece that's often labeled as "ugly" and that's suddenly winning me over in a huge way. I consider them to be a natural progression of the relaxed-trouser trend that has been huge over the last year (a personal favorite in my wardrobe), but this time around, it's coming with lots more pockets. We are seeing the trouser variety as well as denim and skirt versions, which are just cementing the trend even more.
Put on the map by brands like The Attico and Max Mara, whose fall collections are heavily steeped in the pieces, the cargo trend feels fresh and cool and recently landed in my shopping cart. Plus, it's already being worn by the coolest fashion insiders, so if you're on the fence, you can rest assured that it's worthy of a test-drive. Ahead, shop the coolest pieces to tap into the cargo trend with.
If you're looking to get started with the cargo trend, denim styles are a great way to start. With plenty of affordable options on the market and proof that they're street style approved, you'll want these in your closet. Make sure to look out for super-baggy silhouettes.
Slightly more grown-up than their denim counterparts, cargo pants come in a wide range of styles. From edgy camo prints to sleek trousers, there are so many ways designers are interpreting the trend.