The subversive was the fashion of Y2K. The ultra-low-slung jeans and slinky tops were all part of Y2K fashion. Another blasphemous style that loves-to-hate it is the cargo pant, which has been a resurgence in fashion trends from that era. They have been a long-time dream of many and are now officially approved by the Fashion Council.
This time around, designers have elevated that style, reimagining fabrications, silhouettes, and most important, styling, to convince us that it is, well, chic. Cargo pants, defined by their pocket, are a boxy silhouette that can fall to the ground in a wide-leg silhouette, or taper to the ankle depending on the preference of the designer. Cargo pants are a staple at Tibi and Jacquemus as well as Dion Lee. They have been worn by everyone, from Bella Hadid to Dion Lee.
The trick, as with everything else, is to steer your other pieces in the opposite direction. Think about how you would dress with a slinky top, or bodysuit to counterbalance the bulkiness of your pants. A high-rise blouse or sweater will look great with a boxy sweater. We recommend a strappy sandal to finish the look!