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Five interesting ways to dress up cargo pants like never before!

The season is taking a turn and so are the trends. If you still think that cargo pants are a passe utility piece from your childhood then you really need to rise above the rock for Cargos being an ‘it’ trend for the approaching fall season. Although all sorts of utility-inspired sartorial pieces are all the rage at luxury fashion houses (and what’s not to love?), Cargo pants hold a place of their own – they are comfortable, have pockets, and come in so many colours and variations that there’s never a dearth of option! We are jumping all aboard the cargo pants bandwagon with these five different looks:

Off-Duty Boss Lady | Buy Now

If you like to channel the power dressing look even when not working then this one is for you. RE/DONE has got another pair of pants with its LA-cool signature in a military-inspired print. The high-waisted wide-leg silhouette is made in the USA. The oversized pockets and zip details at the cuff lend it an androgynous charm. Pair it with a white tee and a structured denim jacket from Unravel for the tough meets chic vibe. Throw a pair of booties under the pants to make it perfect for transition weather.

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Colourful Not-So-Basic Basics| Buy Now

Bank on JW Anderson to prove that basics can be elevated with just the right hue in place. Take his belted cotton-drill pants for example. They are utilitarian, roomy, relaxed, and pink! The fold-over flap can be unbuttoned and left loose. Both the waist and cuffs are detailed with buckle straps which can be fastened to create a tapered silhouette. The pink pants can be offset with any graphic t-shirt. Try the look with JW Anderson’s distressed printed cotton t-shirt or a contrasting green La Vie En Rose print top by Blouse. And don’t forget to add a bit more punk with a cute pair of converse shoes in a whacky print! But all these badass items in your outfit need to be balanced out by something stately – Turn to the Baker folding canvas tote by Acne Studios which can be worn in two entirely different ways and is sure to serve as the classy element in this look.

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Neon Athleisure | Buy Now

This one runs big so we recommend that you size down. It’s an easy elasticated track pant from Off-White’s Pre-Fall ‘19 collection which can be paired with a fitted bodysuit to hit the gym or run some errands. The waist has a decorative drawstring while the cuff has a velcro fastening for creating a desired fit. Make a statement out of these rather simple track pants by pairing them with a neon bodysuit – make your pick between a shocking tangerine option from Off-White or a pretty pink one by Vetements. 

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Semi-Formal Polished Chic | Buy Now

We want to ensure that you stay ahead of the trend curve and that’s why we have included this pair of neutral trousers from Tibi. Neutrals will continue to rule the spring even next year and this androgynous fit pant is to die for! You can also taper the baggy fit as it has ties at the ankles. It comes in a cotton twill weave fabric perfect for transitioning through the seasons. Pair it with a Rejina Pyo Colette draped mohair sweater which features an amazing shawl design on the neck which will make you stand out even in these basic colours. 

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Luxe 80’s Evening Glamour | Buy Now

If you thought cargo pants can’t be glamorous, think again! A paper bag waist, buckled belt, oyster shades, and cargo style pants cut in fluid satin is a match made by the fashion gods at Ralph & Russo! Dress it up with a crepey one-shoulder Brandon Maxwell top having drapey ties to max out the 80’s glamour. Seal the look with Tamai Jimmy Choo heels that are ideal for all types of wide-legged pants and gold-plated pearl earrings from Chan Luu.

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It’s time you give your wardrobe an update with this much-adored utilitarian trend and give yourself a well-deserved comfort-oriented pant option. Be Fall ready!

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