As every millennial knows, the internet loves throwbacks – especially when it comes to nostalgic fashion and beauty trends. And whether it’s on the head (see: claw clips, trucker hats), the body (layered vests), or the feet (skate shoes, clogs), the so-called “ugly” styles of the ’90s and early years are back in popularity and are everywhere ubiquitous from store shelves to your closets.
Even celebs aren’t immune to the charm of a good retro trend, especially when it’s a) comfortable and b) super versatile. Walk in: these iconic baggy cargo pants. Many of the internet’s most popular It girls, from Bella Hadid to Zendaya, have recently been spotted in loosely tailored model off-duty looks.
However, the undisputed queen of cargo pants is none other than Hailey Bieber, model/freshly minted skincare entrepreneur and lover of glazed donut nails. Khaki or navy, slouchy or slim fit, this model just can’t get enough of the trend. Here are some of Mrs. Bieber’s best cargo pants looks, along with budget-friendly alternatives so you too can wear them like the style icon herself.
The khaki couple
In June, Hailey went to Cipriani’s in New York with husband Justin Bieber and was spotted in green low-rise cargo pants by Balenciaga. She paired the pants with a cropped white tank top, chunky white and gray trainers from New Balance and a tonal Le 5 à 7 hobo bag from Yves Saint Laurent.
Hailey had posted on her Instagram Story that she “stole her husband’s pants,” so the cargo pants were probably Justin Bieber’s. The khaki colorway appears to be discontinued, although Balenciaga offers a Black Cotton Ripstop Pulled Cargo Pant from its Fall ’22 collection.
However, for those on a budget, DEMOS sells cargo pants in a similar colorway, and it’s a unisex fit that allows you to achieve that perfect baggy look. Another option, a brand Hailey is also known to wear, is Jaded London’s khaki baggy cargo pants.
The slim couple
As a trendsetter, Hailey was already fully on the Y2K revival train last spring when she posted her OOTD to Instagram Stories, per Steal Her Style. She was wearing the Orseund Iris Pocket Pants – black cargo pants with a slim fit and prominent pockets. Paired with a black bralette and black slouchy bag by Bottega Veneta, Hailey added a splash of color with a sand-colored leather button-down shirt by IRO and a pair of green and white Air Jordan 1 Retros.
Style it your own way with Diesel who make a similar pair in a men’s fit.
The Slouchy Couple
Fashion queens draw inspiration from one another, and there’s no doubt that this outfit was Hailey’s nod to Alicia Silverstone’s Cher Horowitz – a true ’90s style icon if there ever was one. Per
InStyle, in May the model wore a plaid cropped sweater vest over a cropped white t-shirt and paired it with extra casual black drawstring cargo pants worn low on her hips. Chunky sneakers, a black shoulder bag and slim sunglasses completed the whole look. She was also spotted in the ultra-relaxed cut with loose t-shirts and trainers, as in the above photo she posted to Instagram.
Get your own pair in a chic, waterproof-looking fabric with the Los Angeles Apparel Nylon Taffeta Joggers, too.
The Marine Couple
Hailey was spotted again in LA in May in the comfortable, stylish fit. She paired baggy navy blue cargos from vintage store 194 Local with a cropped gray t-shirt and gray and red Balenciaga trainers. She kept her only other accessories — a two-tier pearl necklace, some silver rings on her fingers, and a black face mask — simple, stylish, and effortless.
194 Local currently stock navy blue cargo pants, or you can shop Mango’s waterproof sport pants and go up a size for the baggy look.
The pair of cords
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It seems Bieber has cargo pants in every color available. As featured on
FashionShe wore a white wide-legged drawstring pair by Jaded London. She kept the rest of her look minimal with a cropped black tank top, chunky black sneakers and a small monochrome crochet bag, and wore her hair slicked back and held up with a claw clip. She finished off the look with a pair of earrings and tinted sunglasses.
Hailey’s Jaded London Ecru Cargo Pants won’t burn a hole in your wallet, but you can recreate the look with alternatives like Nike’s Jordan Essentials Utility Pants or H&M’s Cargo Pants in straight or volume fits.
The pair of jeans
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