With the rise of streetwear comes a resurgence of ’80s and ’90s fashion. Some brands have brought back old trends but with their own twist. Another recent fashion resurrection is that of cargo or utility pants. Yes, the trousers slapped with functional pockets are back.
Rihanna is feeling the trend as she wore a baggy pair with zip closure pockets. Hmm, we wonder what she kept in them.
Liza Soberano wore them too with a red crop top and black sock boots. Very on trend, Liza.
If you’re loving their looks, shop our list below. These also work great for days you don’t feel like carrying a bag around.
Dsquared2 Cropped Cargo Trouser
If you want the pockets to be the focal point of your outfit, cop this pair from Dsquared2. It comes in a beige color and has zipper details on the legs. Wear this with high-cut shoes since it’s a cropped length. The pockets also have button closures to keep your belongings secure. Available on Farfetch.
H&M Ankle-length Cargo Trousers
These pants are a combination of cargo and culottes styles. The length and fit of the pants are similar to that of culottes while the pockets give it a utility look. It also comes with a belt so you can adjust the size to your preference. We can see this paired with sandals and a camisole. Available at Greenbelt 3.
Maison Margiela Cargo Pocket Trouser
Cargo pants can be somewhat formal too, like these trousers from Maison Margiela. It has a wide-leg fit and flares at the bottom. It has a concealed zipper, giving it a polished look. Wear these with a pair of heels and dressy top for your next dinner date. Available on Moda Operandi.
Topshop Contrast Stitch Oversized Utility Trousers
Not afraid to wear light-colored pants? Try this pair from Topshop. These also have a loose fit for extra comfort. For added support, it has a two-button closure. These can also add a pop of color to your outfit with its orange stitching. If you’re a fan of the pants, cop the matching jacket too. Available at SM Megamall.
T by Alexander Wang Washed Cotton-Canvas Tapered Pants
’90s fashion-obsessed ladies will love these trousers. They’re made from washed cotton-canvas, which give them a worn and vintage look. They have a drawstring closure with silver metal details. There are a variety of pockets zip closure to flaps. They also have adjustable straps on the pant legs so you can make them loose or tight-fitting. Available on Net-a-Porter.
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