Surely as a child you had some corduroy pants…I’m guessing khaki-colored. Did you rock the 80s cords, or was that just me? Well, corduroys have made a comeback and unlike the neutral colors we (or I…) rocked back in the day, they’re now available in fun colors and even in more updated styles. Hello, skinny cords! Read on for some new ideas on how to style corduroys!
How To Style Corduroys – Fun Colors
Not only are skinny corduroys on-trend right now, but so is powder blue! These “Toothpick Skinny Corduroys” from J Crew look great with this chevron-printed tee from Mossimo. Alone, this would be a great Spring outfit. As you can see I’ve added a chambray shirt for an extra layer in the colder months. You could also wear the chambray button-down alone with the corduroys, giving you two outfits in these three pieces! Wear some simple sneakers for a casual look, or a pair of booties to dress it up a bit.
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How To Style Corduroys – Skinny Fit
I know I already showed you one pair of skinny corduroys, but they were in a fun color. The pair I used in this outfit is your typical black corduroy, only skinny. And as we all know…black goes with just about everything! Skinny jeans have obviously been insanely popular the last several years, but the fit is making its way to all other pants. Dress pants, khakis, sweatpants, and now corduroys. You’d style these just like you would black skinny jeans, only these have a dressier appearance! I chose to style these black cords with this beautiful sheer floral top. I have always loved styling black and white with red. This outfit gives you a casual feel with a dressed up look! Add a great pair of heels or trendy flats and you’re golden!
How To Style Corduroys – Back To The Basics
Straight legged corduroys are much closer to what we grew up on, and also maybe a little less intimidating for those who don’t like wearing skinnies. I styled these navy straight-legged corduroys with a plaid button-down and a crisp white cable knit sweater. This is a great layered outfit for those late-Fall and Winter days! And like the first outfit, you could wear each shirt alone with the cords, giving you two outfits in one! As for shoes with this outfit, you could go with sneakers for a casual look, or calf-high boots would be great for a dressier option.
Have you been wearing corduroys lately? Which of these outfits was your favorite? Let’s discuss below!