Art of Style

Everybody’s wearing cargo pants

The combat-uniform mainstay is back, no actual combat required

Giorgia Tordini
Vanessa Hong
Sylvia Haghjoo
Chiara Totire
Hyun Ji Shin
Annabel Rosendahl
Adesuwa Aighewi

In the ’90s they were girl-band standard issue, with everyone from TLC to the Spice Girls showing their love for the practical cargo pant. And we predict their sartorial comeback will be even more emphatic than the latter’s new tour. But how to style them for now? It’s about balancing out the masculine, utility overtones, so stay clear of the literal military references. Team with a crisp shirt and flat boots for daytime or add a blazer and tee (not too loose) with some heeled ankle boots for an edgier evening option. And with all those extra pockets, you can just grab one of the season’s most-wanted mini bags and go.

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