We’ve seen baggy jeans turn into cargo denim and, most recently, cargo pants. Now we’re witnessing the return of cargo skirts. Yes, skirts with pockets in all hues, fabrics, and lengths from mini, midi, to maxi, are back in a real way. The ’90s staple is returning to the stage in 2023, with the help of Miu Miu’s viral cargo mini skirts and more than a few celebrities honing in on the utilitarian look. Cargo skirts have joined their counterparts as a must-have piece within the street style hub, and we’re all here for it.
You can’t blame fashion enthusiasts for being obsessed with this carefree style either. It’s practical, and the detailing adds enough visual interest while still making it easy to pair with classic staples like a white button-down or a silk top. And while 2023’s crop of cargo skirts feels decidedly more polished than their mall rat predecessors, you can also go bold with dramatic silhouettes with ruching, zippers, contrast stitching, and knee-high slits. It’s time to have fun with all the cargo skirt iterations ahead.
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Cargo Mini Skirts
Free People Pleated Micro Mini Skort, $, available at Free People
Dion Lee Belted Cotton Cargo Miniskirt, $, available at mytheresa
Meshki Ferne Cargo Mini Skirt, $, available at Meshki
Cargo Midi Skirts
Browse through the comfy skirt style that you can wear all year round. Midi skirts are the perfect transitional piece that’ll take you from one season to the next.
Reformation Maggi Cargo Midi Skirt, $, available at Reformation
ASOS DESIGN Curve Denim Cargo Midi Skirt In Washed Black, $, available at ASOS
BDG Nyla Convertible Cargo Skirt, $, available at Urban Outfitters
River Island Black Cargo Midi Skirt, $, available at River Island
Cargo Maxi Skirts
Keep an eye on your FYP — we have a feeling maxi skirts will soon be the raved-about style of 2023. Add cargo to that, and you’re ahead of the game. The best part of these modest ankle-length hems is that you won’t have to worry about uncomfortable wedgies because of the length.
We’ve also included a two-in-one cargo maxi skirt that turns into a mini from the celeb fave brand Jaded London.
Free People What You Waiting For Maxi Skirt, $, available at Free People
Diesel Cargo Zip-Up Long Skirt, $, available at Farfetch
edikted Nylon Cargo Maxi Skirt, $, available at Nordstrom
Jaded London Madison 2 In 1 Cargo Maxi Skirt, $, available at JADED LONDON
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