Last Updated on July 20, 2023
Looking for the best ASOS cargo pants? I’ve found a few! I never thought I’d be into cargo pants, but things change. If Emili Sindlev, Emily Ratajkowsi, Hailey Bieber and Lori Harvey approve, I do too. These combat trousers, popular with the likes of Paris Hilton and Britney in the 90s, have made their ways back into our wardrobes. It’s definitely a Marmite kinda thing – you either love them or you hate them – but whatever you feel about them, they’re 100% back.
ASOS is embracing this trend wholeheartedly, offering a range of cargo pants that cater to different tastes, sizes and aesthetics. Even if you’re not 100% convinced by these Y2K throwbacks, I promise you will be soon. Whether you’re going for a laid-back look or aiming for a more polished and put-together ensemble, cargo pants can adapt to your desired aesthetic. I’ve put together an edit of the best pairs on the platform so you don’t have to.
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What should you wear cargo pants with?
For a casual look, pair them with a plain t-shirt, hoodie, or sweatshirt, and layer with a denim or bomber jacket. To elevate your outfit, choose a button-down shirt, blouse, or turtleneck, and consider adding a blazer or cardigan for a more polished look.
What tops go with cargo pants?
Cargo pants goes really well with classic plain t-shirts, while graphic tees and tank tops are other relaxed options. If you want a more polished look, add a tailored coat. I love Karen Blanchard’s all-white outfit, below.
Are cargo pants in style for girls?
Absolutely! Cargo pants are in style for girls and women. You can also go for cargo skirts: Cargo Pants Aren’t The Only Way To Wear The Utility Trend – These Skirts Might Be Even Cooler
Are cargo pants street style?
Yes, cargo pants are frequently seen as part of street-style looks. They are commonly paired with sneakers, hoodies, and other casual pieces to create an effortlessly cool and urban-inspired outfit.
Shop ASOS cargo pants
Topshop faux leather utility cargo trouser
Faux leather utility cargo trouser in dark khaki, now £48, Topshop – buy now
Topshop is one of my personal favourite brands on ASOS, and these khaki cargos prove why. They’re faux leather, offering a different texture to our usual cargos but with the same classic shape. Team these with a black top and chunky boots for a utilitarian look. They’re on sale now for under £50, so if you’re umming and ahing about whether to take the plunge, I’d do it sooner rather than later.
Free People’s utility cargo trousers in washed orange
Utility cargo trousers in washed orange, now £94.40, Free People – buy now
Did you know that ASOS stocks Free People? The brand is one of the more expensive on the platform, but their pieces are worth it. These washed orange cargos have pocket details and tassels, giving them an interesting edge on standard beige pairs too.
COLLUSION festival low rise wide leg parachute cargo pant
Festival low rise wide leg parachute cargo pant, £27.99, COLLUSION – buy now
COLLUSION’s fuchsia pink have come just in time for the release of the Barbie movie. Embrace your inner Barbie with this neon pair with wide leg, low waist and drawstring detail. At under £30, these are one of the more affordable in our selection and no less cute than the expensive pairs.
Seam detail cargo trouser in navy with contrast stitch, £32, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Prefer a darker hue? This navy pair from ASOS DESIGN might be a little less bold, but the contrast stitching offers a more sophisticated take on the classic cargo. At just £32, this navy pair won’t break the bank and they offer a high waist too.
Obey dylan low rise cargo pants in beige
Dylan low rise cargo pants in beige, £135, Obey – buy now
Prefer neutral hues? Obey’s two-tone pair are super cute, with a low waist, belt loops and a wide leg. A more classic style of cargos, these team well with white trainers and a vest top.
Basic Pleasure Mode oversized cargo pants with drawstring waist in ecru
Oversized cargo pants with drawstring waist in ecru, £49, Basic Pleasure Mode – buy now
The baggier, the better if you ask me. This ecru pair look incredible teamed with matching ecru boots and a knit, vest or tee in a similar hue.
Topshop petite cord utility straight leg trouser in pink
Petite cord utility straight leg trouser in pink, now £18, Topshop – buy now
If you’re petite, it can be really difficult to find pieces that work for you. Luckily Topshop has a petite range, including this pink pair of cord straight leg cargos on sale now for just £18. They’re high rise and have an elasticated waist band for an extra comfy fit.
Sixth June utility cargo trousers in orange
Utility cargo trousers in orange, now £40, Sixth June – buy now
On sale now with £10 off is this pair of orange cargo pants from Sixth June. If you colourful clothes over neutral hues, these are for you.
ASOS DESIGN oversized utility combat trouser in black with contrast stitch
Oversized utility combat trouser in black with contrast stitch, now £34, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
I’m into this contrast stitch pair of oversized cargos, with tassels and huge pockets (you can never have too many pockets if you ask me). At just £34 in the ASOS sale, they’re affordable and versatile. Sold.
Bershka drawstring waist multipocket cargo parachute pants in camel
Drawstring waist multipocket cargo parachute pants in camel, £31.99, Bershka – buy now
A little more oversized than the previous orange pairs, Bershka’s have a drawstring waistband, toggle cuffs and an adjustable waistband. Bershka’s trousers tend to fit those with longer torsos best.
Topshop parachute mid rise balloon cargo trouser with utility pockets in abstract camo
Parachute mid rise balloon cargo trouser with utility pockets in abstract camo, £50, Topshop – buy now
This camo printed-pair are so Kim K, with their oversized fit, mid rise waist and handy pockets. These babies are selling fast, so make your move while you still can!
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