15 cargo pants, skirts and dresses

We’re all about one piece of clothing that’s multitasking, whether it’s a lightweight sweater that gives us fall vibes without the heat, or a pair of cargo pants that offer plenty of pockets, buttons and buckles. This trend endorsed by Kim Possible – who is also Approved by Kim Kbtw – is the perfect mix of edgy, earthy and modern.

If you want to add this to your own wardrobe, but want more than the standard pant, then you’ve come to the right place. In addition to cargo pants, we’ve rounded up our favorite skirts, dresses and accessories to help you stay fashionable in a unique way. Keep scrolling for our favorite picks.


cargo pants

Straight fit Bershka Chino cargo pants ($46)

Straight cargo pants are the perfect way to embrace this trend. It has all the features of a classic cargo pant, but the low rise and wide leg give it extra Y2K details.

High Waisted StretchTech Cargo Joggers

High Waisted StretchTech Cargo Joggers ($26+, was $40)

Joggers are one of our favorite loungewear items because they’re super comfortable but run higher than standard sweatpants. Cargo pockets elevate this pair even further.

UO Alexa Linen Cargo Pant

UO Alexa Linen Cargo Pant ($30, was $75)

A casual fabric like linen ups the comfort factor while the structure and bright color make these pants more fun than ever.

Banana Republic Utility Cargo Pants

Banana Republic Utility Cargo Pants ($50+, was $100)

For a more structured look, opt for a pair that hugs your legs and ends above the ankle. This pair has a higher rise that will look great worn with a belt or tying your shirt to accentuate your waist.

Bay To Breakers Pants

Bay To Breakers Pants ($128)

With a raw hemline, loose fit and bold color, it’s the perfect thing to throw over your bikini bottom before heading out for an acai bowl.

Cargo Skirts + Shorts

BDG Cargo Maxi Skirt

For a different approach to the cargo trend, swap your cargo pants for a maxi cargo. This pick features toggle closures and adjustable ruched panels at the side to make this skirt customizable.

UO Y2K Kassidy Belted Cargo Shorts

UO Y2K Kassidy Belted Cargo Shorts ($20, was $70)

For a little Y2K magic, grab a pair of cargo shorts in a punchy color with an eyelet waistband that reminds us of our childhood.

Short Wrap Cargo Skirt

Short Wrap Cargo Skirt ($25)

This asymmetrical look has everything you need to turn heads, without the need for a bright color or crazy fabric. Perfect for anyone who is more laid back and minimalist.

Tie Waist Utility Shorts

Tie Waist Utility Shorts ($20, was $65)

Everyone needs a simple pair of white shorts, and we love the roomy pockets and tie waist on this pair. Because there aren’t many buckles or flaps, you can wear these shorts with other cargo-style items, like a utility jacket.

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Off The Grid Vest

Off The Grid Vest ($108)

The good thing about cargo vests is that they have enough pockets to save you from carrying a purse if you don’t want to. Wear one on a hike or use it to add a touch of elegance to a sweater.

NeatPack Shoulder Bags

NeatPack Shoulder Bags ($31)

A utility bag is the perfect thing to add to your travels or daily commute, especially if it has room for all your daily essentials.

The North Face Class V Brimmer

The North Face Class V Brimmer ($45)

Bold neon gives a utility hat a fun edge. Plus, you won’t have to worry about someone else mistaking it for theirs.

Theory Dr. Soft Chino Shirt Dress

Theory Dr. Soft Chino Shirt Dress ($95, was $315)

If you’re obsessed with cargo jackets but prefer dresses over pants, then this is the dress for you. It has the same structure as a cargo jacket, without the weight.

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