WHY CARGO TROUSERS ARE CARRYING ON FOR SS19
By Hortense Merlio, 24 January 2019
Carried on the back of the ongoing 90s revival, cargo trousers have cemented their return to the fashion mainstream via the SS19 catwalks – and we couldn't be more thrilled. Easily recognisable thanks to their side pockets, these All Saints-approved all-stars bring a strong mix of military and safari vibes, which, ICYMI, are two of the season’s biggest trends. At first, you may think the somewhat bulky silhouette is tricky to wear, but they work beautifully with neutral shades and tailored cuts. See below for some fresh cargo inspo.
Fendi’s SS19 collection was a sporty, adventurous and super-elevated mash-up that saw Gigi Hadid strutting down the catwalk in these beige beauties. Trousers with pockets-a-plenty are traditionally associated with the army, while their neutral tones mean soldiers can fade into the background – but Gigi managed to remain the centre of attention on the Italian label's catwalk, naturally.
Cargo pants bring back memories of late-90s girl bands or rebellious early-00s teenagers (inspired by Avril Lavigne in the Sk8er Boi era, obvs). And ASOS Kicki is serving some nostalgic angsty punk realness in this on-point getup. She pairs her wintery, darker cargos with an oversized Tupac T-shirt and some XXL Buffalos, resulting in a laid-back look we'll be stealing stat.
Try it on
Wanna go on your own adventure? Even if you're travelling no further than the end of your road, Weekday’s cargo trousers will help you discover new (stylish) horizons. As you can see, they work beautifully with a crisp white shirt – and as for the socks and sandals, wear them if you dare for extra style kudos. Added bonus: you won’t have to bring your handbag thanks to the very functional (and steezy) pockets. Win.