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July 20, 2024

Versatile ways to style cargo skirts

Arushi Sakhuja 
The 2020s are defined by the biggest throwback to Y2K fashion in the past few years. With some turning a blind eye to the trend, others are sporting it in full throttle. No matter which side you are on, cargo skirts are one fashion staple that is hard to miss! Cargo skirts aren’t new to the fashion trend cycle, but they are in their comeback era.  
Originating in the 90s as an offshoot from cargo pants, the cargo skirt has been a staple for decades. While it did lose its spot as a trendy fashion piece, this season the iconic skirts are an on-trend look, and they’re perfect for the summer. With fashion’s cyclical nature, the resurgence of cargo skirts has been one of the few trends to have made a successful return. Skirts with pockets in all hues, fabrics, and lengths from mini, midi, to maxi, are back in a real way. And the functional and stylish pieces can be worn with a variety of tops.  
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The return of the trend can be attributed to Miaou, Prada and Miu Miu’s viral cargo mini skirts that have been sported by celebrities to champion the utilitarian look making them a must-have piece within the realm of street style This style is practical and the pocket detailing adds visual interest while still making it easy to pair with classic staples like a white button-down shirt or a graphic tee. A seamless amalgamation of sartorial style and street style, their new polished iteration of cropped cargo skirts seems to be a favourite. You can also opt to make a bold statement with dramatic silhouettes, zippers, contrast stitching, and knee-high slits.  

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They are available in different lengths, prints and materials, ranging from chic leather to classic denim, sophisticated satin and feminine twill. However, the beauty of the silhouette is the ease with which it can be dressed up or down. Many celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Bella Hadid have given the trend a nod. But not everyone wants to always look formal or dressed up on a daily basis. That’s why cargo skirts are the best option to go to, as they are so practical with multiple pockets to hold all your essentials. This season, the cargo skirt is all about comfort without compromising on style. If you want to avoid the army look, opt for a cargo skirt with contrast stitching and fewer pockets or asymmetrical hemlines. 
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Wearing a cargo skirt is a terrific way to inject some edge into your everyday attire. You can pair your skirt with a tank top or a cropped t-shirt and even sneakers!  In general, the hues lean toward earth tones like browns and greens, with a few exceptions.   
Still not sure about embracing the trend? We’ll leave you with a few celebrities who have aced the look! 
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hailey bieber
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Mimi Moocher
Bella hadid
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Emily Ratajkowski
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Arushi Sakhuja

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