How to Style Cargos

As you know, we make getting dressed easy — and our men’s Cargos are no different. Not only do we love the cargo trend. We helped start it.

With the help of Dockers® Head Stylist Jackie Groffman, we created this simple guide on how to style your best cargos any day of the year, from head to toe.

Add Some Color

It’s simple — you can mix and match all of our cargos.

Black goes with everything, green should be considered a neutral essential and we make sure all of our washes pair well with everything.

A color tip from Jackie? “The easiest way to add in color is to play with tonality.” 

So don’t hesitate to pair your cargos with a colorful tee. A white tee can get the job done, yeah — but so can a navy blue sweatshirt, a maroon button-up or a printed camp collar shirt. 

Step Up Your Utility

Speaking of utility — cargos already have an inherently utilitarian look, but we took it to the next level with our Rec Hike cargo shorts — they perform like gear with a built-in fastener belt, large military-inspired front patch pockets and a zipper pocket at the back. 

Double up on the vibe and pair ‘em with a Rec Tee.

“Our Dockers® Rec Collection is the ultimate mash-up of utility and style. Keep things tonal to look effortlessly cool.”

Cargos for All Sizes

Like Jackie says, “Cargos are such a solid everyday style with tons of functionality.” 

So we made all of our bestselling cargos in Big & Tall sizes — because we really do make cargos for everyone. They combine easy, modern fits with everyday comfort. But back to Jackie.

“Keep it simple with an Original Crew or Graphic Tee and you’re good to go in any of our cargos.”

Don’t Forget Shoes

When you’re wearing your favorite cargos, it’s hard to go wrong with a pair of sneakers.

“Sneakers always work, because you look stylish and cool. You’re going for the look, not the hike!”

Mix, Match —

And make the most of it. Now that you know what to do with those cargos, you’re free to wear them anywhere and everywhere all year-round.