How to Embrace the Cargo Jeans Trend In 2023

We don’t need to convince anyone that it’s worth having at least one pair of jeans in your wardrobe (or in my case, one in every wash imaginable). But how about cargo jeans? Yes, you read that right—I’m talking about denim cargo trousers. And I can understand how this particular style might not be for everyone.

Admittedly, I needed some persuading to support this revived trend. Because this isn’t the first time we’ve seen cargo jeans, and while there’s no denying that Y2K fashion has come back in full force over the past few seasons, those who lived through it the first time tend to have mixed feelings. After all, we want our sartorial tastes to look a little more Bella Hadid than Backstreet Boys, right?

But all it took was some guidance from Instagram’s most skilled dressers and I was able to push my natural aversion to noughties trends aside. It turns out, cargo jeans are almost as versatile as regular jeans, working with everything from cropped knitwear to oversized blazers, and the abundance of pockets adds an interesting dimension to the outfits.

Need further convincing? Carry on to see my favourite looks involving cargo jeans courtesy of some of our favourite IG stars, then keep scrolling to shop the most stylish pairs I’ve spotted on my travels.


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