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Lead the fashion pack with our selection of cargo pants

As the Nineties continue to be a big trend this season, Olive Enokido-Lineham and Katie Wright check out the best way to wear these old favourites

Old-school looks: All Saints
Old-school looks: All Saints
Broderie shirt, £32, camouflage trousers, £39, Miss Selfridge
Girlfriend cargo pants, £54.99, Superdry
Cargo trousers, £29.99, H&M
Cargo trousers, £39, Topshop
Utility jeans, £27.99, New Look
Wide leg jeans, £30, Pretty Little Thing

As the Nineties style renaissance continues to evolve, there's a sense we're moving through the decade and inching closer to the dreaded Noughties.

Case in point? Cast your mind back to 1997, when a girl group called All Saints released their debut single, I Know Where It's At.

With their street-wise tomboyish styling, the R 'n' B four-piece catapulted cargo pants into the mainstream, and soon everyone was wearing the many-pocketed baggy trousers.

Alas, a few years later, the band broke up - and the trouser trend didn't last long either.

But bow they're back - both the band and the cargo pants.

All Saints have had several reformations over the years, releasing their latest album last year, and now utility trousers are all over Instagram.

They're not quite the same as their pre-millennium counterparts, though.

This time around, we're seeing more high-waisted styles and a much slimmer fit.

Back in the day, All Saints' cargo pants we seriously baggy and low-slung. But what to wear them with now? If you want a true homage to Shaznay, Mel and the Appleton sisters, then a crop top and chunky trainers are all you need to complete the look.

Of course, the military-influenced style lends itself to casual looks, but on the other hand, you can dress up your utility trews by teaming them with a body top and heels.

Keen to give cargo a go? Here's our pick of the best high-street buys...

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