Cargo Pants Are My New Winter Staple, so of Course I Have These ‘Fits on Standby

If you were to ask me for the one thing I’m wearing above all else this winter, that would be pretty easy to answer. It’s cargo pants. I’m not exactly sure when this extreme obsession crept into my brain— all I know is that my recent Google searches contain “cargo pants” with various conjoining adjectives too numerous to count. After buying a few pairs from Zara, they’ve slowly replaced my other pairs of pants—jeans and trousers included. I’ve worn them with everything from tailored button-downs and heels, to cropped sweaters and sneakers, so the versatility sort of speaks for itself.  It seems that I’m not the only one strongly into cargo pants these days: I’ve noticed them popping up in numbers worn by some of my favorite fashion figures on social media. The Attico’s version of the trend is arguably the most popular among insiders, but thankfully less expensive takes are hitting the market too. Now that I’ve properly waxed poetic on my go-to piece of the season, get ready for 7 cool ways insiders are wearing the IT staple right now. 

The Attico’s Fern cargo pants are perfectly stylish in every way, hence why they’re currently sold out. I love this sporty yet elegant styling with the addition of wedge heels and a track jacket.

For a French-girl touch, style your cargos with cap-toe slingbacks.

Here’s a little secret: Zara is the plug for affordable cargo pants. The retailer’s versions are close to styles from Attico, Bottega Veneta, and more, so it’s a good way to try it out before investing in a more expensive pair.

Just a disclaimer: I think about these pants almost every single day. They’re reminiscent of JNCOs but in the best way possible in that they’re heavy on details which makes them really stand out. 

Since we’re in the season of leather, it makes complete sense for leather cargos to be on your radar. For streetwear-inspired styling, pair them with your coolest sneakers, and lots of gold jewelry.

Single closure cardigans are at their peak right now, and if you too have invested in the trend, let me suggest a way to put it to good use. Worn with khaki cargo pants, it’s a sporty meets flirty approach I can thoroughly get behind. 

From the cool shoulder pad tee to the equally sleek cargo pants, this outfit brings the Milanese vibes to the max. The addition of a hot pink bag is a nice, subtle nod to color too.

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