Celebs Are Giving This Controversial Spring Denim Trend a Big Hell Yes

This spring, a handful of controversial jean trends are bubbling up. Have you noticed? First, it was looser-fitting baggy jeans that began to flood our Instagram feeds. More recently, we saw low-rise jeans on the queen of tricky trends herself, Bella Hadid, a surefire sign they're making a comeback. Now, we have another style to add to the list of controversial denim trends for spring: cargo-style jeans. We just spotted celebs like Yara Shahidi, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kendall Jenner wearing them, if that's any indication that these are on the rise (which it is).

On the whole, cargo pants tend to be a pot-stirring trend, with people jumping on board with the workwear look and others opposing them at all costs. We can already tell that these cargo-style jeans are about to incite passionate reactions from pretty much everyone. Opinions aside, though, you can't deny that the celebs we've seen testing out the jeans are absolutely nailing the look. Shahidi went the double-denim route and finished off the jeans with classic nude pumps while Jenner and Ratajkowski styled theirs down with "dad" sneakers and cozy outerwear.

Whatever your thoughts are on the cargo-style jeans, scroll down to see the celebrity outfits that are giving the trend a big hell yes. Then, if you're so inspired, shop the pairs we'd totally wear.


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WHO: Yara Shahidi


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On Emily Ratajkowski: Cotton Citizen Venice Tank ($80); Dickies Relaxed Fit Carpenter Pants ($59); Nike Air Max 97 QS Sneakers ($180)


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On Kendall Jenner: Art That Kills Logo Hoodie ($365); Versace Straight-Leg Jeans ($780); Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Intertia sneakers

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.