how 2 style the same cargo pants 2 ways

the past few weeks i’ve been working on a fun project with opens in a new windowTalbots, one of my all-time favorite brands. and yours too! so today, i’m sharing how to style opens in a new windowsummer cargo pants two ways. these opens in a new windowcargo pants are cropped and lightweight, so they’re perfect for the dog days of summer. a crisp opens in a new windowwhite sleeveless blouse would look fantastic with these pants. or how about a cute opens in a new windowshort sleeve tee? but what i love about these pants is that they can transition with ease from summer into fall with a few key layers. 

how to style summer cargo pants

outfit 1

the first outfit starts with the opens in a new windowcargo pants and a opens in a new windowlong sleeve stripe tee. love how the metallic stripes fade into black. can you say cute? a pair of opens in a new windowwhite sneakers add casual flair. but if the temps begin to dip as they often time do in the northern states come mid-August, a trusty opens in a new windowdenim jacket is the perfect third layer. all we need is an adorable opens in a new windowcalf hair cross-body handbag and this outfit is complete. it’s casual chic at its very best.

opens in a new windowcargo pants | opens in a new windowstripe tee | opens in a new windowdenim jacket | opens in a new windowsneakers | opens in a new windowhandbag

opens in a new windowwhite sneakers add spit and polish to your outfit. plus, they’re oh so comfy and go with everything. even cute summer dresses.

outfit 2

the second outfit is elevated casual chic. again, we start with the opens in a new windowlightweight cargo pants. but this time, we bring in a opens in a new windowcap sleeve marled sweater that adds texture. this sweater goes perfectly with the addition of a opens in a new windowleopard scarf and opens in a new windowblack blazer. and for the finishing touch, don a pair of opens in a new windowblack sandals that will keep the outfit firmly rooted in summer.

opens in a new windowcargo pants | opens in a new windowmarled sweater | opens in a new windowleopard scarf | opens in a new windowblazer | opens in a new windowsandals

opens in a new windowscarves are an easy way to add sophisticated elegance to any outfit. wear one loosely draped over the blazer or tie it around your neck. this is one accessory that has versatility written all over it.

all clothing items are courtesy of opens in a new windowTalbots.


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  1. Elizabeth Anne Smith wrote:

    A good idea to mix the beige trousers with grey top, it looks understated and elegant. Btw, loving your shorter hairstyle.

    Posted 8.4.20
  2. Joan wrote:

    You always look wonderful in everything you wear, but I absolutely love Outfit 2! The scarf sets off your lovely hair style and looks sophisticated and elegant. I can’t wait until it gets cool enough to once again wear scarves.

    Posted 8.4.20
  3. Maggie Morris wrote:

    Hi Beth, I appreciate this and other post but it would be great if you would comment on how the pants fit your body. I can get the information you shared from Talbots site but I want to know how they fit – are they roomy, where? Do they sit at your true waist? Etc.

    Posted 8.4.20
  4. Pegg wrote:

    Cool and comfortable. I often like the way you style an item better than the website. I wish I could wear an ankle strap shoe but nature did not give me a slim ankle. Always take away some great ideas though.

    Posted 8.4.20
  5. Pam wrote:

    Hi Beth,
    I was so excited when I saw your post because I bought these crops yesterday. Love the additional styling ideas. Many thanks!

    Posted 8.4.20
  6. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    Oooh, love the cargo pants with the side pocket. I hadn’t seen them yet–got the new catalog but hadn’t even opened it yet. I’ll have to head over to look through it. I like the cap-sleeve sweater, too. I saw your post saying you’re heading to Tybee. Have a blast. That’s an excellent idea during the pandemic. A getaway that’s safe, too.

    Posted 8.4.20
  7. Christine Waters wrote:

    Like this combo and the 2 ways you presented it.
    Am I being too picky when I wonder why the pants had wrinkles?

    Posted 8.4.20
  8. Bee wrote:

    It just so happened, I bought that denim jacket today, before seeing this post. I chose to go up a size for wearing ease, and to make room for bulky clothing if find some cold weather in the future. Living in Florida, much of my wardrobe is summer clothing, and a jacket like this will take summer clothes into fall.

    Posted 8.4.20
  9. Elisabeth wrote:

    Hello Beth. So chic and nice always. I love the 2 looks! Hello from France 🇫🇷 😊

    Posted 8.13.20

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