Fashion

How to wear cargo

Cargo can go from day to night, you just need to know how to style it.
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Allow us to style this season’s tricky trend for you! Cargo is a newbie on the block and it’s safe to say we are shopping up a storm.

Watch: 4 Affordable Ways To Style Maxi & Midi Skirts For A Chic, Minimal Look

The cargo trend is no longer just about the Y2K low-slung pants and instead is moving into a new territory of high-waist denim, cute miniskirts and even overshirts.

And the best thing is, these separates can be easily styled with existing pieces in your wardrobe – think: your favourite striped shirt and go-to boxy blazer.

Yep, cargo is perhaps one of the easiest trends to try.

Wondering where to start? I’m here to show you how you can work it different ways for a variety of occasions!

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A blue blazer is a capsule wardrobe staple – and works great with cargo pants. (Credit: Who magazine)

How to style cargo for the office

Cargo doesn’t always have to be casual. You can effortlessly polish it up with a boxy blazer for smart office attire. To keep things comfortable around the office, just add a small kitten heel and cotton tee underneath.

Holly wears: (pictured above)

  1. Zara blazer, $109
  2. Uniqlo T-shirt, $29.90
  3. H&M pants, $49.99
  4. Witchery heel, $169.95
  5. Zara bag, $55.95
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Maxi skirts are back, and that doesn’t exclude cargo skirts. (Credit: Who magazine)

How to style cargo for running errands

Just because you’re on the move doesn’t mean you want to skimp on style! That’s where choosing a button-up shirt over a tee to pair with a cargo skirt gives it a smarter finish. Simply do a twist-tuck, and accessorise with sneakers and a cross-body bag.

Holly wears: (pictured above)

  1. Zara shirt, $65.95
  2. Glassons skirt, $49.99
  3. Mimco bag, $199
  4. Nike sneakers, $300
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A pop of colour can make your cargo look more exciting. (Credit: Who magazine)

How to style cargo for drinks

Classic cargo pants speak for themselves, so when you’re styling them, opt for a shirt that you can tuck in to flatter the high waist and pocket detailing. To elevate for the evening, a block heel and bold statement bag will tick the box.

Holly wears: (pictured above)

  1. Summi Summi shirt, $229
  2. Showpo pants, $79.95
  3. Kate Spade bag, $589
  4. Billini heels, $99.95
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Safari jackets are the look. (Credit: Who magazine)

How to style cargo for brunch

For a weekend look that is comfortable and cool, you can’t go wrong with a midi skirt and comfy boots. Then incorporate the cargo trend with an overshirt for a no-fuss finish! And it makes a great trans-seasonal outfit when the weather won’t make up its mind.

Holly wears: (pictured above)

  1. H&M jacket, $69.99
  2. Witchery t-shirt, $49.95
  3. H&M skirt, $34.99

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