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14 Pairs of Cargo Pants That Actually Look Chic

Yes, really.

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.

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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

Hailey Oversized Cargo Pants, £240.95, The Frankie Shop – buy now

Slub tapered cargo pants GANNI

Slub tapered cargo pants, £237, GANNI – buy now


Satin Cargo Trousers, £45.99, Zara – buy now

Getty Cargo Trousers

Getty Cargo Trousers, £56, Weekday – buy now

Wide Leg Puddle Cargo Pant Nasty Gal

Wide Leg Puddle Cargo Pant, £36, Nasty Gal – buy now


Slub cargo trousers, £225, Ganni – buy now

COLLUSION Unisex utility beach combat trouser

Unisex utility beach combat trouser, £27.99, COLLUSION – buy now

Faux-leather cargo track pants Norma Kamali

Faux-leather cargo track pants, £198, Norma Kamali – buy now

Topshop parachute mid rise balloon cargo trouser with utility pockets in purple

Parachute mid rise balloon cargo trouser, £50, ASOS – buy now

Animal print cargo pants Mango

Animal print cargo pants, £59.99, Mango – buy now

Relaxed Cargo Trousers & Other Stories

Relaxed Cargo Trousers, £95, & Other Stories – buy now

Keyega cotton and linen pants

Keyega cotton and linen pants, £162, Isabel Marant, étoile – buy now

Maesa pleated woven wide-leg cargo pants Frankie Shop

Maesa pleated woven wide-leg cargo pants, £186.86, The Frankie Shop – buy now

Flap-pocket wide-leg mid-rise stretch-denim cargo trousers EB Denim

Flap-pocket wide-leg mid-rise stretch-denim cargo trousers, £330, EB Denim – buy now

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