Friday, September 3, 2010

TTFF (3): the "it" pant

This fall, the military/utilitarian trend continues on steady and strong. From jackets, to shirts, to purses, to pants...we're seeing structured olives and khakis with pockets and metal fasteners and adornments. I like the look and I like the colours- these neutral shades make it easy to match military with many existing articles already hanging in your closet. Also, skinny styles are my favourite when it comes to pants- they also tend to have spandex as part of their composition (this means stretchy, which = comfort)!

One particular article under this trend that has become fairly popular is the skinny cargo pant. This summer, many celebs sported them and as fall crept close. many brands have fashioned their own versions. My personal favourite is the Paige skinny cargo (which Envy is currently carrying)- within the month they shall be mine!

Check out who's has been wearing a pair of skinny cargos and then keep scrolling down for a collaboration I've put together featuring many olive skinnies (and where to find them)!

Many a celeb has been seen sporting them out and about...

Hilary Duff, Khloe Kardasian, Ciara

Jessica Alba, Rhianna, Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff (again)

Rachel Bilson                                 Leighton Meester

 You'll also be seeing them pop up on fashion blogs.
Seeing them on "regular girls", I personally find, is more inspiring for current and upcomming trends!

Check out Nicole's blog, le mode du jour, to view her great style sense. In the above photo, she is wearing a pair of Costa Blanca skinny cargo pants. Nicole, a fellow Canadian, hails from the opposite coast, in Vancouver. Follow le mode du jour on Facebook, Twitter, and Bloglovin'

 Right now, despite the fact that we've begun the descent towards fall, the heat still barges on. The last few days I've refused to go anywhere that hasn't been air conditions because of the humidity! So, here on the east coast, most of us are not pulling pants from our closets lately. But when it's time to do some pants shopping, here's a visual to consider:
Skinny Cargos

Skinny Cargos by MaritimeShopaholic featuring (left to right, top row first):

What are your feelings on skinny cargos? Love 'em or leave 'em?


barb c said...

Joe Fresh has a pretty cute skinny cargo for $24!

~Chelsea said...

that IS good to know- thanks Barb!

~Chelsea said...

if anyone knows of cost efficient pairs, definitely please share! :)

Courtney Erin said...

I'm on the hunt for an affordable pair of these! I love it as a fall look.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Kiera said...

Free People skinny cargo's arriving soon at your fave store! ;)

nicole said...

wow, I think you've pretty much listed ALL the possible pairs of skinny cargos possible! Great post Chelsea! Lots of awesome info and photos! Thank you so much again for the feature and all the links/mentions! You're awesome :) Can't wait to see you rock your pair of Paige skinny cargos!

Have a great weekend dear! xo