If, 5 years ago, you’d have told me cargo pants would be coming back, I wouldn’t have believed you – yet here we are, embracing the baggy, pocketed trousers once more.
Don’t just take my word for it; look to the celebrities. They always know when trends are coming back before us mere mortals as they surround themselves with the best designers and stylists on the planet.
So when I saw Rihanna, Zendaya, Hailey Bieber and Emily Ratajkowsi wearing them, I knew cargo pants were on the cards for the foreseeable future.
Before you start panicking, all these Y2K trends re-emerging doesn’t mean you have to wear them. I tend to pick and choose the trends that suit me, my body and my style, rather than opting for anything that’s just ‘in’.
But I reckon I might be able to persuade you to like them, like I’ve done for myself. It only took a few clicks to realise they were actually pretty cool this time around.
I won’t be wearing a minuscule crop top with mine like Britney may have done once upon a time, but worn right and you have yourself a really stylish piece. Yes, really.
Here are 14 pairs of the chicest pairs you can buy yourself right now. A special mention goes to The Frankie Shop for their oversized pairs, which encouraged me to start loving them in 2022. I’m sure you will too.
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Hailey Oversized Cargo Pants, £240.95, The Frankie Shop – buy now
Slub tapered cargo pants, £237, GANNI – buy now
Satin Cargo Trousers, £45.99, Zara – buy now
Getty Cargo Trousers, £56, Weekday – buy now
Wide Leg Puddle Cargo Pant, £36, Nasty Gal – buy now
Slub cargo trousers, £225, Ganni – buy now
Unisex utility beach combat trouser, £27.99, COLLUSION – buy now
Faux-leather cargo track pants, £198, Norma Kamali – buy now
Parachute mid rise balloon cargo trouser, £50, ASOS – buy now
Animal print cargo pants, £59.99, Mango – buy now
Relaxed Cargo Trousers, £95, & Other Stories – buy now
Keyega cotton and linen pants, £162, Isabel Marant, étoile – buy now
Maesa pleated woven wide-leg cargo pants, £186.86, The Frankie Shop – buy now
Flap-pocket wide-leg mid-rise stretch-denim cargo trousers, £330, EB Denim – buy now