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11 Ways to Style Cargo Pants for Women

11 Ways to Style Cargo Pants for Women

Cargo pants are making a comeback from the ’90s and are also one of the most casual pants you can own. They are also so comfortable too if we are talking about the ones with the elastic waistband. Generally, they are not restrictive either as they come in baggier styles with more forgiving fabric in the thigh area. After sweatpants, cargo pants take a close second and take your look up a notch. So, let’s explore all the fun and exciting ways to style cargo pants this spring and into the next season.

With a Bodysuit

Baggy or oversized cargo pants with a tight high-neck bodysuit are super flattering and have been a trending look lately. Loving a black, white, or neutral-colored bodysuit with green or khaki cargo pants. This is one of those looks that takes minimal effort but looks instantly chic. Wear with white classic sneakers or dress it up with a square-toed heel sandal for a fresh spring look. You can even add a structured jean jacket and clutch bag.

With a Button-Down

For a classic look, you can never go wrong with the ever timeless white button-down blouse. This classic top will always add just the right amount of sophistication to any outfit and cargo pants are no exception here. Front tuck your blouse into your army green cargo pants and add a pair of black boots. 

With a T-shirt & Blazer

For a casual yet chic vibe, pair your cargo pants with a slouchy T-shirt and tailored black blazer. This effortless combo looks cool and professional at the same time. This is why it’s a look seen on many celebrities. You can opt for a pair of heels or sneakers to round out this high-profile look. 

With an Oversized Sweater

While the weather is still cooler, wear your tight cargo pants with an oversized cable knit sweater or neutral of your choice. Add a pair of moto leather black ankle boots with hardware and an oversized handbag for walking around town.

With a Statement Blouse

If you want to dress up your cargo pants, try a puffy sleeve blouse or one with pretty details to add a touch of femininity to your masculine cargo pants. This will instantly make you look polished and prepared for any setting – formal or informal. Add gold dangle earrings, heeled ankle boots, or flat tennis shoes to make this look pop.

With a Crop Top/Sweatshirt

Crop tops or crop sweatshirts are cute for adding that loungewear vibe to your look only it’s more elevated because you have on cargo pants. This is a fun daytime look and also on-trend as streetwear style with heels or fashion sneakers. If it’s a cold day this look would also be cute with a long wool overcoat or trench coat.

With a Sweater Set

Sweater sets are so adorable, feminine and are all the rage for spring. Sweater sets have been cropped this season for an edgier style but will look fashion-forward when paired with your high-waisted straight-leg cargo pants. You can even front-tuck your cardigan into the pants too. Add a pair of strappy leather sandals to complete the look. 

With a Jumpsuit

If you are fully cargo committed, slip into a jumpsuit or boiler suit in some of this season’s hottest trends. Opt for short sleeves with buttons down the front and some even come with elastic waistbands too which will flatter and cinch you in. Accessorize with chunky jewelry and military-inspired boots or slide sandals for spring.

With a Leather Jacket

Give your fresh fatigues a little oomph by pairing them with a sleek black top and leather jacket. This look is definitely one that could go from day to evening while keeping you feeling tough yet chic all at the same time. A pair of quilted kitten heels or casual white tennis shoes would be adorable for this overall classic vibe. Add a cross-body bag or clutch too!

With a Graphic Tee

For a casual streetwear look, pair your comfortable jogger-inspired cargo pants with a tight-knit graphic top. Bright colors are fun to experiment with here as well. Since this is a laid-back look, style with a pair of slip-on sneakers or Converse and a sporty backpack. 

With Platform Heels or Ankle Booties

Really elevate the stylish vibe of your cargo pants by busting out your favorite platform heels or ankle booties. I mean how long has it been anyways since we have rocked our heels? So schedule that date night with your significant other at that restaurant you have been dying to go to! Throw on those heels with your cargo pants, a dressy blouse, and a blazer and you are certainly going to be dressed to impress!

These are just a few of the many ways you can style a pair of cargo pants. I think they add a level of style to any outfit. Plus they are oh so comfy too. This way we can ease out of our sweatpants slowly, thanks to the cargo pants. This jumpstart may make us feel like we can get back to dressing like our normal selves again! So, hopefully, these tips got you motivated and inspired to jump back on the fashion bandwagon, with some new cargo pants in your life! Happy spring styling!



About The Author

Bailey Stuvland

Bailey Stuvland is a California girl who loves talking about all things fashion. With more than ten years of styling experience for personal clients and with brands like Stitch Fix, she enjoys helping others find what they love to wear. Her mission is to help people not only look good on the outside, but feel good on the inside by having fun with outfits, accessories and beauty. You can find her blog at .

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