Are you guys tired of cargo pants and white denim yet? I hope not, because it’s pretty much all I want to wear right now. Bonus when I can wear them together!
I put together this spring cargo pants outfit with some of my favorite wardrobe basics, but there are so many possible variations.
After I shared three ways to wear cargo pants, I had some requests for more budget-friendly options so I started poking around to see what I could find. I was surprised that there weren’t more options out there, but what I did find was pretty good: these Wit & Wisdom Flex-ellent high waist cargo pants.
Wit & Wisdom is a Nordstrom-exclusive brand that makes clean, classic pieces at mid-range prices. These pants retail for $68, and they come in 4 colors. I ordered the thyme, and I agree with the sizing notes on the website: Size down if in between. For reference, I’m wearing the 6.
The material is nice and sturdy but not stiff at all, and it has a good amount of stretch for comfort and movement.
They fit my short-waisted 5’5″ frame extremely well, and I really like the pocket design. Flaps on the thighs can add visual weight, but these flat pockets are in keeping with the cargo styling but don’t draw undue attention to this area.
They have a 30″ inseam, so I cuffed mine 3 times to get the length I wanted. I think they’re flattering just above the ankle bone, but you could wear them shorter.
In other words, if you’re taller, no worries. If you’re shorter, you may need to roll them more than 3 times.
On top I wore a pink tee and my white denim jacket. I love the combination of the pink with the muted green/grey pants, and the white jacket gives the look added interest and more structure.
I wore white espadrille flats to bookend the look, but I almost wore my black ones. Either would work. I would also wear nude or grey shoes with this outfit, or white sneakers would look great with it too.
I’ve talked about these flats before, but I find myself wearing them more and more now that the weather is getting nicer. They’re super lightweight and flexible and so easy to wear.
This spring cargo pants outfit is perfect for casual work environments or weekend errands.
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photos: Alison Cornell