Initially having stolen the spotlight in the ‘90s, cargo trousers are officially back. Their popularity stems from how they are functional and fashionable at the same time. And we all could all use the extra pockets, right? The military-inspired edge might also be one of the things that contributed to these trousers’ strong resurgence.
When it comes to cargo trousers, I love the paperbag style — high-waisted pants gathered at the waist with some fabric coming out above the cinched area. The shape resembles a tied paperbag, hence the name. The ones that I’ve styled today are going to be my summer staple. They have a relaxed, tapered leg for a comfortable fit and belted waist for a laidback luxe feel.
This versatile performance pair can be styled in many ways. You can be cool with boots or classy with high heels. Throw on a blazer or tuck in a turtleneck. Wear it to work or vacation. It will always have you looking effortless. And the neutral color really gives you endless styling opportunities.
I paired it with a white knit halter tank top from Chicwish. I love the ribbed knit fabric for my transitional pieces. Ribbed knit is comfortable enough for the warm afternoons and cozy enough for the cool evenings. It’s the best and my go-to fabric for summer. The tank top gives you a casual-cool look with its understated style. I tucked it in my paperbag trousers and I was good to go.
The beige and white outfit looks super fresh if you’re going for a laid-back vibe. I threw in the Chanel 19 Small Flap Bag in dark beige to complement the neutral look. This bag, as previously appeared on my feed, is one of my favorites. It gets its name from the year it was created in, 2019 and has been a sensation among celebs and fashion-lovers alike. The bag is made of goatskin and features larger quilting than some of other Chanel bags. While there is a top chain handle for a quick grab on the go, it does have a long strap for extra functionality.
Neutrals really can never go out of fashion and neither can cargo trousers. Keep watching this space for more summer outfit inspirations.