3 Ways to Wear Cargo Shorts

The cargo trend is still kicking this summer. Cargo vests, shorts, and pants are holding their own among the mini skirts, bermuda shorts, and dresses. The relaxed fit of stretch linen makes it easy to pick a comfortable ensemble for the office, on the weekend, or for a night out on the town. Not sure if cargo is your cup of tea? Let us show you the ways of wearing cargo shorts! We picked one pair we really loved and pulled together three outfit ideas for how to wear them.

The Shorts
Start by choosing the right pair of shorts. Cargo shorts don’t have to be thick and bulky with roomy pockets. Instead, they can be slim-fitting and fabulous. Opt for a cargo short in a neutral color to keep your palette options open for versatile style. A mid-thigh hemline also paves the way for wearing this short to the office without compromising dress codes. We're fans of this pair in a goes-with-everything golden hue. These shorts are structured and look crisp, with interesting details like the button-close tabs over the side pockets. If you're going to do cargo, do it with a pair of shorts like these.


On the Weekend


During the dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than wearing a lightweight fabric that won’t get frumpy in the heat. For an effortless look, pair cargo shorts with a soft cotton tee and comfortable sneakers. A striped T-shirt like this one is just what the weekend ordered. No matter how busy or hectic you are, a soft cotton tee makes everything just right. We particularly love the mix up of colored stripes on the pocket. A big bag is often just what a girl needs when she’s headed to the beach or shopping at the local farmer’s market. This roomy canvas tote is perfect for the job. While you’re running around checking off your weekend errands keep your feet comfy in a pair of slip-on sneakers. The gold finish on these Lacoste shoes adds a bit of flare to your feet.


At the Office
Break up your work week full of pencil skirts and slacks with this ensemble. If you’re office has a more relaxed dress code, pull out those trusty cargos and top them off with a sleeveless blouse and bright blazer. A fun color at the office will make any board meeting a bit more bearable. We love the muted watercolor look of this printed sleeveless blouse. In a classic, structured shape, this blazer is perfectly office-appropriate, but demands attention in a bright orange-pink color. Finish off the look with a pair of peep-toe pumps in a neutral shade to make your legs look miles long and carry a large, structured tote with a mix of materials that adds richness to the overall ensemble. 


An Evening Out
You don’t have to wear a slinky dress for a fun night out. Rather than tugging and pulling at clothes that won’t stay in place, slip on your cargos and top them off with a sexy tank and strappy heels. This slinky gold tank would be perfect. It's long enough to cover the belt loops and pockets, so the shorts take on a tailored look. Elongate your legs with a strappy sandal. Sprinkled with gold hardware, these elegant heels play perfectly off the gold tank. When working with a fairly tame palette, feel free to get wild with a printed clutch or colorful accessories. The pop of teal in this printed clutch pairs perfectly with shades of gold throughout the ensemble. To finish off the look, we picked a gold cuff with pyramid studs. It's the perfect finishing accessory for this sexy look!


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