Vanessa Hudgens Makes The Case For Cargo Shorts

When you think of army-green shorts, your counselor from sleepaway camp probably comes to mind. But, you can wear fatigue-inspired bottoms without feeling like a Boy Scout. In fact, when worn with the right outfit, olive shorts can actually look really rad. Just leave the cargo pockets to the park ranger. Yesterday, wearing 10 Crosby Derek Lam shorts, Vanessa Hudgens proved that the summertime staple is, in fact, both functional and fashionable. A utilitarian-meets-luxe spin on the trend, her leather-trimmed, high-waisted khakis were a departure from what you’d find at the Army Surplus store. Tucked into a snug, black tank and paired with lace-up sandals, the shorts couldn’t have looked sleeker. A few freewheeling accessories — circle-frame shades and a fringe bag — made the military shorts look more flower-child than armed-forces. Snag the outfit yourself, and pay homage to your old camp counselor in the most stylish way imaginable.   
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Vanessa is wearing 10 Crosby Derek Lam shorts and Wildfox sunglassses.