How to Style Your Cargo Pants

Cargo pants are some of the best casual pants every woman should have in their wardrobe, especially if your style revolves around comfort and casual fashion. Practical and comfortable, cargo pants can be worn with tees, blouses, sweaters, and even different footwear styles such as heeled pumps and wedge heels. Whether you’re aiming for a casual or a bit dressy everyday outfit, keep on reading for our styling tips to wear cargo pants.

Add some spin to your classic style by wearing a sweater with cargo pants.


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Though a pair of cargo pants should be slightly loose-fitted enough to give a little room around your crotch, can now find them with a slim and tapered leg. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may opt for a chic pair of cargo pants with tapered leg for your casual office outfit. Just opt for a chic sweater top and polish your looks with a pair of classic pumps or sandals appropriate for the office. Don’t go overboard with the baggy cut, instead, save them for your casual outfits worn with chunky sweaters.

Dress up your cargo pants with printed tops.

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If you want to create a juxtaposition of casual-cool and classy, wear your cargo pants with printed tops. Whether you’re a fan of Breton striped tops, geometric print tees, or abstract print tops, cargo pants can look sleeker and chic. However, the most flattering cut is the straight leg as wider hems make you look wider because of the boxy fabric and not least the pockets. Just go for a pair with a classic, play, and wreck style which can be worn for active outings and adventures.

Glam-up your cargo pants with sequins perfect for parties.

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Looking for an unexpected twist on your party outfit? Resort to a pair of cargo pants that can be dressed up by sequin ensembles. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, opt for a metallic gold shade on your sequin top to add some class to your military-inspired look. If you’re not a fan of sequins, then simply go for a metallic top that will balance the ragged vibe of your pants. Just polish your looks with a chic pair of sunglasses and classic pumps making your cargo pants party-ready.

Balance the edginess of your pants with feminine blouses.

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If you’re not a fan of daytime sparkles, then simply opt for a crisp, feminine blouse to tame the ragged look of your cargo pants. White blouses with lace, ruffles, and bows can be great to offset the edgy vibe of your pants. If you have an inverted triangle or rectangle body type, then balance out your body figure and create curves on your slim hips with cargo pants in pocketed style.

Add some polish to your cargo pants with sophisticated coats or jackets.

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If you’re a classy and sophisticated woman, you’ll be surprised how cargo pants can look chic. Though a bit challenging to wear due to their baggy silhouette, cargo pants in sleeker and fitted styles can be more versatile to wear with your most sophisticated ensembles. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, dress up your cargo pants with a fur coat that will instantly make it chic. Think of leather jackets, metallic blazers, printed coats and such that can add some polish to your pants, therefore making the look work for your fashion taste and personality.

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