Cargo Pants Aren’t The Only Way To Wear The Utility Trend – These Skirts Might Be Even Cooler

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Last Updated on May 11, 2023

We all know how big Y2K fashion is right now. Cargo pants are huge, but if you’re more into dresses, why not try a cargo skirt?

Cargo skirts are making a surprising resurgence this summer as a stylish and versatile fashion item. I wasn’t convinced about the trend – that is, until I got inspired by its appearance at Fashion Week.

I’m a lover of baggy clothes. There’s nothing worse than feeling restricted by what you’re wearing, but there’s no chance of that happening with a cargo skirt.

As the Y2K fashion trend continues to gain momentum, the demand for utility-inspired designs is on the rise this season. Get ready to see an abundance of rugged denim, XXL pockets, buckles, and an all-encompassing utilitarian theme.

Brands like Miu Miu embraced the cargo look for SS23, with models in acid wash denim skirts with large cargo pockets, Indiana Jones-style jackets, belt bags, vests, and shorts making their way down the runway.

From mini to midi and maxi lengths, A-line to body-hugging fits, I promise there is a cargo skirt that will fit your personal style.

Whether you’re leaning into the Y2K trend or just curious about the chic utilitarian look, cargo skirts are the way to go.

Here’s our edit of the best cargo skirts you can buy right now.

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Parachute skirt from Mango

Parachute skirt, £45.99, Mango – buy now

Cargo Mini Skirt from Zara

Cargo Mini Skirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Cargo miniskirt from Mango

Cargo miniskirt, £35.99, Mango – buy now

Khaki green cargo maxi skirt from Monki

Khaki green cargo maxi skirt, £40, Monki – buy now

Long Denim Cargo Skirt from Pull & Bear

Long Denim Cargo Skirt, £35.99, Pull & Bear – buy now

Khaki Cargo Midi Skirt from River Island

Khaki Cargo Midi Skirt, £32, River Island – buy now

Green denim cargo mini skirt with frayed hem from Monki

Green denim cargo mini skirt with frayed hem, £35, Monki – buy now

Ksubi Elemental Skirt from Free People

Ksubi Elemental Skirt, £178, Free People – buy now

Cargo Skirt in Khaki Green from NA-KD

Cargo Skirt in Khaki Green, £17.97, NA-KD – buy now

Maxi Cargo Skirt from NA-KD

Maxi Cargo Skirt, £44.95, NA-KD – buy now

Cotton cargo mini skirt from Bershka

Cotton cargo mini skirt, £22.99, Bershka – buy now

Cotton carpenter midi skirt from Bershka

Cotton carpenter midi skirt, £29.99, Bershka – buy now

Beige Cargo Mini Skirt from River Island

Beige Cargo Mini Skirt, £25, River Island – buy now

What You Waiting For Maxi Skirt from Free People

What You Waiting For Maxi Skirt, £188, Free People – buy now

Asymmetric Paper Bag Midi Skirt from & Other Stories

Asymmetric Paper Bag Midi Skirt, £120, & Other Stories – buy now

Black Parachute Cargo Midi Skirt from New Look

Black Parachute Cargo Midi Skirt, £27.99, New Look – buy now

Cargo mini skirt with toggle detail in navy from ASOS

Cargo mini skirt with toggle detail in navy, £28, ASOS – buy now

Linen Blend Cargo Midi Skirt from Zara

Linen Blend Cargo Midi Skirt, £32.99, Zara – buy now

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Twill cargo skirt in white from H&M

Twill cargo skirt in white, £9.99, H&M – buy now

Cargo Skirt from Arket

Cargo Skirt, £89, Arket – buy now