The cargo pant‘s epic rise in popularity over the past couple of years truly came as a surprise to most fashion editors. Championed by celebrities who made a very compelling case for the style including Rihanna, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid, we started to perceive the trouser as less clueless dad and more cool girl. A few years in and the ergonomic trousers have entirely shaken off their former reputation, attracting a swarm of cargo-converts to the check-out button.
Though the trousers continue to gain popularity, the abundance of pockets and casual draped shape does make styling the pant a smidge difficult. To make things easier, we’ve tried styling cargos with just about every type of shoe you can imagine, whittling it down the styles that do the most for each-other below.