28 Mar 2019

Cargo IS Back

Cargo Is Back on vickiarcher.com

When one door closes another one opens.

This is certainly the case in fashion. If the fashionistas are telling us the skinny is out then they are also proclaiming the cargo pant is back.

I am happy about this because I do love a cargo pant and for all the obvious reasons.

My old ones were worn to tatters so I’m stocking up and getting back into them. I had them in every colour of khaki, beige and the grey; they were my weekend wardrobe and made it 9-5 for much of the week. I wore them with a blazer and I wore them with a tee. I liked them with regular straight legs and I also wore the jogger style. Now I write about this I wonder why I stopped wearing them at all.

We have talked them through before and all of the same reasons to get them out still apply.  They look great and 9/10 are very flattering. If you like a longer shirt or jacket to cover behind then the addition of the side pocket gives an extra detail to elevate the outfit to the next level. They are also cute as a crop with a sneaker, trainer or mule style of shoe.

How will I wear you cargo? Let me count the ways.

Definitely with a tee and pinstriped blazer.

Weather depending, a pretty embroidered or lace blouse.

I’m mad for monogrammed sweatshirts right about now (I’m working on creating a VA version) and they look great with a cargo.

Need more cover-up? Try an anorak style of a jacket over the top. Or a denim jacket – yes, they are taking another walk about this season.

Coming cargo or not ;) xv

So Happy To See You Again

hudson jeans jane relaxed cargo  ||  joes’s cargo jogger   ||  ag higher waist crop ||  love, fire camo print cargo

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Michelle à Détroit

Oh, dear, then. Whatever shall I do with my one pair of skinny cargos?


Love a good cargo pant, used to wear them in the 70’s and will gladly wear them now, but a challenge to find the right type and fit. We also used to wear a pant called painters pants in the 70’s which are similar to cargos and were actually white pants worn by pro painters.
Just wanted to tell you that our hair is very similar and I went to get a trim with a new stylist and I always have insecurities of what are they going to think of my long silver hair at my age etc…but this new young stylist said the length was great for my face (i’m always struggling with chopping it off) she also said i couldn’t pay her to color it and mess up the beautiful natural color and she said no more than a few soft layers as layers would mess up the beauty of the silver. So there you go. A stylist that didn’t want to chop it up short because of my age. 60


cargo’s are definitely hands down the worst slack..exactly what are they…😱


You know what I have concluded? I think what is always “in” is a woman who can wear anything well. Gracefully, elegantly, playfully and knowing that she is not running a race to stay young, but that she’s dancing life from the inside out according to the rhythm of changes. Growing up and yes, older, it takes courage, doesn’t it! Here’s to courageous women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, dreams and ambitions.

Annie Basson

Now that IS my style. Well said.
I too love cargo pants.
Know that you have arrived when you feel good about yourself.


Hmm! Not my choice for these as well. I’d prefer a relaxed chino in a variety of colours with the option of rolling the hem line up to make a cropped version. I do like a bright colour in summer with a dark tee.


Oh, I love cargo pants (sorry, trousers just does not sound right) – I already bought the Redone khaki pair, just waiting for it to get a bit warmer and it’s back to the 90s, when I last wore them!


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