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Three ways to wear cargo pants, from pretty to polished

Cargo trousers, but make them pretty

Beloved by Nineties girl bands and late-noughties A-listers, cargo pants are back. This time around they come in a spectrum of neutral shades, from classic khaki to soft pink, and in a flattering tapered fit that can be styled numerous ways to take you through summer and into autumn. For a pretty-meets-practical look, team camouflage cargo pants with a broderie anglaise top in a classic shade of white, black or navy blue. Finish the look with a pair of tan sandals and gold hoop earrings.

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Green camo-print cargo trousers
Start with a pair of cargo pants
Navy broderie anglaise shell top
Add a pretty broderie top
Tan leather buckle sandals with toe loop
Step out in versatile tan sandals
Finish with chunky gold hoops
Finish with chunky gold hoops

Cargo trousers, but make them smart

Straight-cut blue jeans with a blazer is the smart-casual combination that’s trending this season, but cargo trousers and a blazer work just as well. Give the casual trousers a more polished feel by teaming them with a double-breasted blazer and classic striped top. Nod to the sleek lines of the blazer with minimalist leather sandals or lean into the utility origins of cargo trousers by teaming them with a pair of chunky boots for a look that will see you into autumn.

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Navy and white striped top with three-quarter-length sleeves
Team with a classic crew neck
Striped V-neck T-shirt
Or a summer ready T-shirt
Navy double breasted blazer
Throw on a double-breasted blazer
Black leather sandals
Finish with minimalist sandals

Cargo trousers but make them classic

The white shirt is a fashion classic and you probably own at least one already. They’re versatile, timeless and have a uniform-like simplicity that means they can be styled with almost anything in your wardrobe – including combat trousers. A white pure linen shirt will keep you cool when the temperature rises; just roll up the sleeves for a relaxed look. Continue the classic theme with a pair of black leather penny loafers.

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Oversized white linen long-sleeved shirt
Team with a pure linen shirt
White linen short sleeved blouse
Go short sleeved on super-hot days
Black leather loafers
Put on a pair of penny loafers
Chunky gold bracelet and necklace set
Add a trending chunky chain
£19.50 for two-piece set

Words: Miranda Eason

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