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.”

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.