As mentioned in my last outfit post, when it comes to the fashion seasons, I like to transition early. I go from winter blacks / greys to spring pastels in late January, then completely switch over to my spring pieces in March. As for summer to fall, now is about the time I’ll cease all neon brights, pastel lights, and vivid florals, and slowly start to incorporate deep accents and autumn neutrals into my looks. One of my favourite autumn neutrals is olive / khaki green, which is why these cargo jeggings are my go-to pants to wear in the fall.
Many of us have that one item we searched for in every store and, for whatever reason, just could not track down in any style or version. Maybe it was sold out, maybe it was last season’s trend, maybe the buttons and zippers and details just weren’t right (if my dad were reading this now he’d say it’s because I’m too picky and I’m always shopping for something that hasn’t even been made). And then one day, after you had already given up, you walk into the store and see a blurry, faded illusion of that item that got away. It’s like a mirage. Could it be that long lost piece your closet had been missing? You bolt to it like you’re on a mission. When you reach it, you take it in your hands — you touch it, feel it, inspect it (maybe even close your eyes and sniff it). The world falls away and it’s just you and the one you had been searching for. Fist pump, happy dance, a choir of angels singing, “Weee are the chaaampions!” It’s all about the small victories, people.
That was me and these cargo jeggings two years ago. I had wanted them since seeing the ass-kicking Serinda Swan sporting them with army boots, a white tank, and a hoodie in an episode of Breakout Kings (remember, I was a noob to style then and only got my outfit inspiration from TV shows and movies). That same getup also makes me feel like a super BAMF-y, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-like hacker chick. In short, these cargo jeggings = instant badassery.
But I recently discovered wearing these rugged but snug trousers for a more feminine-edgy look. Throw on some heels and a cute, breezy top, and you’re ready for a date night out. I feel like it’s a versatile look that’s game for anything, whether it’s the restaurant, the movie theatre, or mini putting (though I’d probably change into my leopard print sneakers for that, let’s be real).
What’s a favourite piece of your wardrobe that took you forever to find? Let me know in the comments section below!
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