How to Wear Cargo Pants

Cargo pants have been a staple in the fashion world for a long time, because they are functional, versatile, and chic. And now, they are back on trend and more popular than ever. But cargo pants have always been and are a timeless wardrobe essential that can add edge and style any outfit. They can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. For example, pair them with sneakers and a classic t-shirt for a daily look, or heels and a blazer for a chic workwear look. If you’re unsure about how to style cargo pants or are simply looking for some fresh outfit ideas, I’ve got you covered. Today, in this blog post, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks for styling cargo pants and showcasing some of my go-to outfits. After that, I will be sharing some of my favorite cargo pants to shop.

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How to Wear Cargo Pants

There are many different types of cargo pants from skinny, to wide, to sleek, and those with a lot of pockets. To decide which is best for you, go for a pair that is not only flattering, but fits your style. They are a versatile wardrobe essential that can be styled in many ways. For a casual look, pair them with a simple t-shirt and sneakers, while for a dressy look, pair them with heels and a blazer. Also, for more blazer outfit ideas, check out my blog post here.

How to Wear Cargo Pants

Cargo Pant Outfit Ideas

Sharing some of my favorite ways to style a variety of cargo pants below. From a dressy look with heels to a more casual cargo pants look with sneakers, there is something for everyone.

What to Wear with Cargo Pants

  • Try pairing cargo pants with a classic t-shirt and sneakers for a laid back look. Additionally, if you’re looking for an amazing essential t-shirt, check out my favorite t-shirt and t-shirt brands here.
  • Wear cargo pants with heels and a chunky knit sweater for a chic transitional look
  • Pair your cargo pants with a classic trench coat because they can have a similar vibe

Tips for Styling Cargo Pants

  1. For a casual, daily look, pair your cargo pants with a plain tee and sneakers
  2. Go for wide leg cargo pants for a modern look
  3. For an edgy, dressier look, pair your cargo pants with heels
  4. Pair your wide leg pants with a smaller top to balance out your look
  5. If you’re going for skinny cargo pants, go for an oversized top like a chunky sweater or a long coat
  6. Because cargo pants have a lot of details, it’s a good idea to accessorize minimally
  7. Instead of the classic military green, opt for a bright color like a light blue or pink for a bold look
  8. Tuck your t-shirt into your cargo pants to add dimension to your outfit

My Favorite Cargo Pants

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