Gemma Chan And Other Celebs Embrace Noughties Style With The Cargo Pants Trend

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With all things noughties making a comeback, it’s not surprising that cargo pants – a staple from the era – are currently the go-to off-duty trousers of many celebs. And the trend shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, it just got a glamorous upgrade and made the jump from streetwear to high fashion.

Style stars like Kaia Gerber and Kim Kardashian seem to love them for their cool, utilitarian look – great for running errands or walking their dog. But Gemma Chan recently proved they could work for the red carpet, too, when she wore a pair by Louis Vuitton to the Venice Film Festival.

See their looks, plus more, below.

Gemma Chan

The British actress recently elevated cargo pants to high-fashion status when she chose a gold pair from Louis Vuitton for the Don’t Worry Darling photocall at the Venice Film Festival. She teamed it with a gray peplum crop top (both are from the French fashion house’s Resort 2023 collection) and cap-toe pumps, also from the brand.

Love this glitzy take on the trend!

Kim Kardashian

When it comes to any trend, can Kim be far behind? The style icon was spotted out in Los Angeles in late August wearing a baggy black pair from Balenciaga paired with a zip-front swimsuit (yes, a swimsuit!) from her brand SKIMS. They’re not visible but she was also wearing Balenciaga Knife boots.

Kaia Gerber And Dua Lipa

Kaia had comfort in mind when she took her dog for a stroll in late July wearing a pair of khaki parachute cargo pants from Jaded London ($95 on the brand’s website). She teamed it with a white tank top, Adidas Samba vegan shoes, and rectangular shades.

Dua Lipa, meanwhile, shared this video of her Evian campaign with British tennis star Emma Raducanu on her Instagram in June. In the cute ad, she’s wearing a pair of army-green cargo pants with a beige cutout bodysuit and white sneakers.

Gwen Stefani And Chiara Ferragni

In mid-July, Gwen Stefani stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! and one of her two outfits for the appearance consisted of two-tone cargo pants by Dion Lee ($650 on Nordstrom’s website), a gold fringe halter top by Cult Gaia, and multiple bracelets.

And in a recent video uploaded to her Instagram, Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni gave us a tour of her suite during a trip to Switzerland wearing a pair of black cargo pants and a skimpy white crop-top. Cool!

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