Hello there 🙂
Spend a few hours browsing celebrity photos from 2009? It's just another day of work as a Who What Wear editor. I was recently browsing the newcomers to H&M for another story when I came across an item that immediately took me back to the late '00s: the H&M Lyocell-Blend Cargo Pants ($ 40). They reminded me of the iconic J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pants that so many celebrities owned between 2009 and 2012, including Ciara, Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian and Cindy Crawford. Not that anyone asked, but unfortunately I couldn't afford the jeans at the time and instead bought the imitations at Anthropologie. Fortunately, the H&M versions are far more accessible.
Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller, Gwen Stefani, Rachel Bilson, and Kate Bosworth are just a few of the other celebs who also owned the J Brand pants, but I couldn't find and license the photos in time for this story (Trust me, me I tried). So you have to take my word for it and know that these pants really were a cult favorite. Scroll down to revisit the pants in their prime. For one, I am voting for Ciara's outfit as the most 2020 capable.
Next up, Kaia Gerbers leggings and $ 48 tee like PB&J go together.