Simple Ways To Rock Plus-Size Cargo Pants

Felicia Cope Written by Felicia Cope
Published on Oct 11, 2023 Fashion
Simple Ways To Rock Plus-Size Cargo Pants

Recently, the 2000s have been making a comeback, and one Y2K trend that has us particularly excited is the resurgence of plus-size cargo pants with numerous pockets. Unlike their utilitarian origins, these cargo pants have undergone a transformation. While they still maintain a loose fit and plenty of pockets, they have expanded beyond traditional khaki and camo (though these classic shades are still popular) to include denim, metallics, and neons.

The landscape of cargo pants outfits has evolved significantly, breaking free from the casual confines of band T-shirts, hoodies, and sneakers. Fashion Weeks around the globe and celebrities have showcased remixed and elevated cargo pants outfits. Instead of the typical schoolyard look, you'll now find combinations with corset tops, heels, and sophisticated outerwear for a grown-up, main character vibe. If you prefer a more laid-back style, cargo pants still offer the versatility to achieve a casually understated look effortlessly. The beauty of this trending wardrobe item lies in its adaptability anyone can incorporate them into their style. The key is to find the right companion pieces that create a well-balanced and flattering look.

Best Plus-Size Cargo Pants Outfit Ideas

To guide you in making choices, here are some of our favorite cargo pants outfit ideas suitable for any occasion.

Timeless Casual Look

What comes to your mind when you read the title? Timeless: black and white, casual: relaxed, look: let me explain. The timeless look is always a classic color combo and we picked black and white for today and for a casual vibe we add the pieces that are highly comfortable so we can effortlessly achieve the casual appeal to the overall look. So, what you have to do is to pair your favorite white tank, top or anything cropped and comfy with crisp black cargo pants to achieve the perfect casual vibe. Finish the look with a pair of sneakers and minimal accessories if you want a polished casual look.


Asos - Black Cargo Pants
Asos - Black Cargo Pants ($53)


UO - Nadia Cap Sleeve Top ($29)

Monochromatic Look

All things we see in fashion this year are monochrome and co-ord outfits, so why not bring it into a cargo pants outfit? All you have to do is to pair the same colored top and bottom to create the look. Here I have chosen a spiced olive shade for a monochrome outfit, which I guess compliments all skin tones and personalities and looks very trendy and stylish. To complete the look, step into your favorite kitten heels to give a stylish twist to the monochrome look.


Madewell - Wide-Leg Cargo Pant
Madewell - Wide-Leg Cargo Pant ($108)


Madewell - Crinkled Button-Up Shirt
Madewell - Crinkled Button-Up Shirt ($60)

Sweater Weather Look

When the weather starts to get cold and breezy, you don’t have to throw away your cargo pants but style them according to the fall season as it’s so simple if you see. When it starts getting cold just pair your cargo pants with a trendy sweater, whether you want a full warmths from an oversized cardigan or you want to keep the fashionista outside by opting for a trendy off shoulder sweater to balance out the weather and fashion vibe. Finish off the look by opting for cowboy boots to add an extra layer of warmth to your feet and overall look.


Asos - Oversized Cargo Pants
Asos - Oversized Cargo Pants ($43)


UO - Off-The-Shoulder Sweater
UO - Off-The-Shoulder Sweater ($55)

Breakfast Date Look

What else does a breakfast date require? A highly comfy yet cool outfit, relaxed fit and an effortless appeal. A striped shirt, cargo pants and your favorite pair of flats that are highly casual yet have trendy details that go well for the morning look. To finish off the look, carry a crossbody bag and wear minimal accessories to make the look stand out.


Madewell - Straight Cargo Pants
Madewell - Straight Cargo Pants ($60)


Anthropologie - Buttondown Shirt
Anthropologie - Buttondown Shirt ($98)


Plus-size cargo pants can be an excellent wardrobe staple for both comfort and style. With the right accessories and styling, they can be rocked in many ways, from a casual look to an edgy ensemble. Don't be afraid to experiment and make them your own.

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