You say, “Cargo Pants?”, I say, “Yeah, thanks, but no thanks!” Until recently, I’ve had a hard time getting over my own issues with cargo pants enough to want to style them here, on a fashion blog, where people come for real fashion advice. I may or may not have worn really baggy cargo pants with really, really tight tank tops in the ninth grade. I think it was part of that “finding your identity phase” where one week you are popping your collar, and the next week you have pink hair. Somewhere in the mix, I tried the skater chick look and the images just don’t sit well, so I’ve practiced avoidance… until now.
Alas, I have been getting lots of requests for denim alternatives and who knew it, but the cargo pant just keeps popping up everywhere! Whether you are just not a jeans girl, or jeans are not part of your weekday wardrobe, or you are just looking to switch things up, the cargo pant has actually made a comeback in a much slimmer silhouette. And the major bonus? One of my favorite pairs is now available on Amazon with Prime Shipping and Prime Wardrobe (try before you buy). Yes, my friends, if you missed my first post, J.Crew Mercantile is full force on Amazon and we couldn’t be happier about it. Here are two ways to style my old friend, the cargo pant.
How to Style Cargo Pants by Day:
Add a touch a femininity by pairing cargo pants with a flirty knit – hello, ruffles! I like pairing cargo pants with a shoe that has a bit of a heel to elongate the leg, but still maintains that casual vibe.
How to Style Cargo Pants by Night:
Dress your cargo pants up by pairing them with a delicate camisole and your go-to pumps. For the ultimate fashion layer, throw a blazer over your shoulders and accessorize with gold jewelry.
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