Karlie Kloss’ Green Cargo Pants Offer A Cool Way To Channel Early Aughts Style

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Let's take a trip down memory lane, and rewind all the way back to the 2000s. The early aughts fashion scene was one defined by lots of bold, buzzy pieces (aka, bucket hats, camo-print anything, and beaded headbands à la Lizzie McGuire) that have been making a fierce comeback in recent years. That said, there's perhaps no 2000s wardrobe staple as iconic as utilitarian-inspired cargo pants — and Karlie Kloss just dished out the 2019 way to wear them.

Any Kloss fan will know that she's a woman of many talents. She's the host of the newly-rebooted Project Runway; she keeps quite busy with her duties as the founder of Kode With Klossy; and she's juggling countless beauty and fashion campaigns like the true boss she is. Considering the fact that she's quite multifaceted in her career, it should come as no surprise that her sartorial sensibilities are also, well, wide-ranging.

She's mastered the art of edgy-chic style (see: her cool belted blazer look) and she's a pro at piecing together timeless, classic getups, too. The outfit she shared on the 'gram on Oct. 10, however, is what's currently on everyone's mind. The 27-year-old just tackled the art of throwback dressing — and, as per usual, she nailed it like the style pro she is.

The nostalgia-inducing essential that's right in line with 2019's ever-popular utilitarian trend? A pair of oversized olive-green cargo pants from Japanese-based, Hyke — a label that's keen to churning out functional closet staples with a cool twist.

In typical 2000s fashion, Kloss teamed the oversized cargos with a crisp white tank top, much like Lucy Hale did for a day out and about in L.A. back in April 2019. But the Kode With Klossy founder threw on an of-the-moment essential into the mix that upped the chicness factor of the getup in mere seconds.

Enter, her camel wool coat from Hyke — streamlined in design, long in length, and as versatile as it gets. The finishing touches included a beige Fendi bag and a pair of Proenza Schouler Chelsea boots that feature an on-trend square-toe, contrasting white paneled sides, and a gold block heel.

Tap into the utilitarian trend this season by shopping The Zoe Report's roundup of Kloss-inspired cargo pants that channel the 2000s to a T.

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