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I'm a shopping editor, and I'm wearing these $70 cargo pants on repeat this spring

If there's one style worth adding to your spring wardrobe, it's cargo pants.

·3 min read
Dynamite Gemma Wide Leg Cargo Pants. Images via Dynamite.
Dynamite Gemma Wide Leg Cargo Pants. Images via Dynamite.

Like it or not, the trend cycle will continue to revive looks from the past and bring them back into the fashion spotlight. This spring, cargo pants are the latest style making a major comeback, but they're not necessarily the utilitarian workwear you remember from years past.

These days, the classic pant has migrated from strictly casual wear to more versatile styles —including office-appropriate options.

Dynamite's Gemma Wide Leg Cargo Pants have become my go-to for spring, since their effortlessly chic style works well for both office and weekend wear. For my full review of these trousers, keep reading below.

Dynamite Gemma Wide Leg Cargo Pants

Gemma Wide Leg Cargo Pants. Image via Dynamite.
Gemma Wide Leg Cargo Pants. Image via Dynamite.

$70 at Dynamite

These wide-leg trousers have become my new go-to for the season as they're the perfect alternative to jeans or activewear, but not quite so stiff as many dress pant styles. They also feature a high rise, and are made from soft rayon fabric that hangs beautifully.

The pants retail for $70, and come in sizes 00 to 14. You can shop them in three colours: beige, grey, and green, which offers the same cut in a slightly different fabric.

Why I love them

As someone who often struggles with the fit of pants, I was happy to find that these actually have enough room through the hips and thighs while fitting at the waist — no need to size up or have them tailored. I'm also on the shorter side, so I can definitely appreciate that these cargo pants are available in both a short and a regular length.

I've been wearing them with graphic tees and striped tops, but I could just as easily see these pants pairing well with a button-up and blazer for a more professional look.

The main drawback

Aside from the lack of size inclusivity, the biggest downside in my opinion to these cargo pants is that the rayon fabric is prone to wrinkling. After sitting at my desk for a few hours, it's easy to see that the pants have started to wrinkle through the hips and thighs.

Wearing my Dynamite cargo pants at the office.
Wearing my Dynamite cargo pants at the office.

Personally, the wrinkles aren't a huge issue for me since I'm sitting at my desk most of the day anyways. However, if you would rather not deal with constant steaming or ironing to keep these pants looking fresh, they may not be the best choice for your lifestyle.

In case these wide-leg trousers aren't what you're looking for this spring, shop more cargo styles at every budget below.

Best cargo pants under $50

H&M Twill Cargo Pants

Model wears black Twill Cargo Pants
Twill Cargo Pants. Image via H&M.

$35 at H&M

Libin Women's Cargo Joggers

Libin Women's Cargo Joggers. Image via Amazon.
Libin Women's Cargo Joggers. Image via Amazon.

$41 at Amazon

Hyba Cargo Pants

model wears purple Hyba Cargo Pants.
Hyba Cargo Pants. Image via Reitman's.

$37 $50 at Reitmans

Old Navy High-Waisted Tie-Belt Cargo Straight Workwear Ankle Pants

High-Waisted Tie-Belt Cargo Straight Workwear Ankle Pants. Image via Old Navy.
High-Waisted Tie-Belt Cargo Straight Workwear Ankle Pants. Image via Old Navy.

$27 $55 at Old Navy

Best cargo pants under $100

Mango Pocket Cargo Jeans

model wears brown Pocket Cargo Jeans.
Pocket Cargo Jeans. Image via Mango.

$90 at Mango

Uniqlo Easy Cargo Pants

model wears black Easy Cargo Pants uniqlo
Easy Cargo Pants. Image via Uniqlo.

$60 at Uniqlo

Abercrombie Baggy Utility Pant

Baggy Utility Pant. Image via Abercrombie.
Baggy Utility Pant. Image via Abercrombie.

$99 at Abercrombie

AE Snappy Stretch Baggy Cargo Jogger

AE Snappy Stretch Baggy Cargo Jogger. Image via American Eagle.
AE Snappy Stretch Baggy Cargo Jogger. Image via American Eagle.

$75 at American Eagle

Best cargo pants under $200

Everlane The Fatigue Barrel Pant

model wears beige The Fatigue Barrel Pant.
The Fatigue Barrel Pant. Image via Everlane.

$156 at Everlane

Kotn Unisex Cargo Pant

model wears olive green Unisex Cargo Pant.
Unisex Cargo Pant. Image via Kotn.

$148 at Kotn

Athleta Endless Cargo Pant

Endless Cargo Pant. Image via Athleta.
Endless Cargo Pant. Image via Athleta.

$129 at Athleta

Banana Republic Slim Refined Stretch Cargo Pant

Slim Refined Stretch Cargo Pant. Image via Banana Republic.
Slim Refined Stretch Cargo Pant. Image via Banana Republic.

$160 at Banana Republic

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