Cargo pants are the latest celebrity-approved trend that will dominate your wardrobe

Cargo pants trend 2022

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The fashion revival of the ’90s and ’00s may have terrified many of us at the thought of digging out our long-forgotten low-rise jeans, tiny tees, and miniskirts, but it’s not Everyone Poorly. Case in point: the return of the humble cargo pant, and just in time for this tricky transition period. Versatile, breathable and downright cool.

But banish all thoughts of your old Ed Hardys, because the 2022 cargo pant has been modernized with ultra-luxe fabrics, clever details, ultra-modern tailoring and a variety of fabulous hues. It’s the latest celebrity obsession: everyone from Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid and Zendaya to Rihanna have been spotted rocking the trend lately — and they’re a great source of inspiration for how to style them up or down can.

These are our favorite cargo pants to buy now and wear all summer:

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High-waisted satin cargo pants

These ultra-luxe cargo pants were the stars of Tom Ford’s SS22 show and come in a range of jewel tones, but this classic green pair is our favourite. Just add a little white t-shirt for a cool daytime look or go 2000 with chain mail.


Raven straight-leg pants with a low waist made of stretch fabric

These low-rise cargo pants are a perfect match for a Miaou corset.

Dion Lee’s various cargo pant designs are a fashion insider favourite. Wear them loose and flared for a breezy daytime look, or tie them at the ankle and add stiletto heels.


Loose-fitting cargo pants

ZARA – £45.99

Classic khaki, elastic waistband, loose and flowy, these are the perfect cargo pants to get you through the warmer months.


Belted wide-leg cargo pants in a wool blend

Bottega Veneta


This Bottega style is so versatile: simple for dressy occasions, casual enough to wear comfortably all day, and great in winter with boots and a leather jacket.


Heavyweight organic cotton cargo pants from Finley

Ninety Percent – ​​£105.00

One of our favorite sustainable fashion brands has created the ultimate office-ready cargo pant in chic white.


Wide-leg cargo pants

This deep shade of burgundy appeals to the summer goths out there as a stylish alternative to black.


The Mimi Bottoms in slate green

The sheer number of times these Peachy Den pants have sold out since their launch earlier this year is a testament to the staying power of the cargo pant trend. Even better, they’re made from recycled nylon and feature adjustable toggles at the waist and ankles for comfort and style.

This pale brown neutral tone looks extra cool with a post-holiday tan paired with a crisp white shirt.


Tapered pants with parachute

Dion Lee – £370.00

Wear it with a cropped corset and sky high heels for a standout evening look.

Zara – £45.99

Low-waisted, super long and silky, these Zara pants beautifully bring the Y2K trend into the modern age.


Viola cargo pants with high waist and wide leg

This New York brand is all about breathable yet chic clothing for summer in the city, and they hit the nail on the head with these beige cargo pants. Just add a t-shirt and sandals and you’re good to go.

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