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Spring Trend: Skinny Cargo Pants

Posted by Cathy | Thursday April 7, 20117 comments

Surely you've taken notice of the J Brand Houlihan cargo pants that practically every fashionista—celebs included—have been sporting since last summer. With over 300,000 pairs sold last year, it's hard to miss this slim-fitting alternative to jeans. Getting your hands on these bad boys last year was quite the struggle for some—they flew off retailers' shelves, women were waitlisted and calling the brand desperate for their own pair. Well good news ladies: this spring you don't have to work so hard to get your hands on these! Not only has J. Brand come out with a new version, the Ella Mae, but other fashionable brands are getting in on the skinny cargo craze.

Celebs in their Houlihans: Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Khloe Kardashian.

Skinny cargoes can be adapted to countless looks. They add edge to a flowy top and pumps, look cute with a T-shirt and sandals, or give a "tough chick" feel with combat boots and a black tank. While we still love army green Houlihans, here's some new styles to try in fresh colours:

J Brand 613 Ella Mae US$235, Topshop Red Skinny Fit Zip Trousers US$76, Sanctuary 'Peace' Skinny Pants US$98

J. Crew Pipette Cargo Pant US$69.50 (sale), Eileen Fisher Ankle Length Skinny Cargo Pants US$178, Gap Pull-on Skinny Cargo Pants US$39.99 (sale)

Did you buy a pair of skinny cargo pants yet? Do you own one of the 300,000 pairs of Houlihans sold?

*Celeb images via Deminblog, Denimology and LogicalHarmony
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on April 12, 2011  Rosina said:

I got mine in Playa del Carmen last year. Love, love love them!

on April 10, 2011  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

I like the look of these a lot but am somewhat distracted by Rihanna's mushroom cut. Was hoping that hairstyle would never return.

on April 10, 2011  pynk.neko  1,838 said:

I really like these. Not only do they look cute but I can finally buy a pair of pants that have decent sized pockets! Most of my jeans can't even fit a lip gloss in those tiny, skin tight pockets!

on April 07, 2011  Lisa @ The Hip Urban Girl said:

I love the dark green gap ones the best. The pockets are subtle and the length works perfectly with a pair of cute shoes.


on April 07, 2011  LaurenBlair  128 said:

The Gap pair is cute, but I'm not rushing to buy anytime soon - I find they add too much bulk for my likeing.

on April 07, 2011  Siofan  50 said:

These look so great with any shoe or boot. Love the J. Crew ones in gray.

on April 07, 2011  mamaluv  STAFF said:

For some reason, I've long been drawn to the skinny cargo much more than the skinny jean, so I'm thrilled to see more styles out! I particularly like the new Ella Maes and the olive GAP skinny cargo.

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