How to Rock Corduroy This Fall Without Looking Frumpy
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How to Rock Corduroy This Fall Without Looking Frumpy

Boasting no shortage of ’70s flair, corduroy is slated for a revamp this season. Forget the so-not-sexy bell-bottoms that would’ve outfitted Marcia Brady in her heyday. Whether you’re reporting to the office, gearing up for a candlelit dinner, or headlining a world tour, we’re serving up four #OOTDs that are big on fall style. Consider this your end-all-be-all guide to pulling off corduroy like a seasoned regular.  

Neon Brights

This fall, G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S might as well be your middle name. Summon the paparazzi with a rockstar fur coat and an Alexa Chung lonely hearts club tee. Then make way for the real style MVPs — an electric blue corduroy A-line mini and a neon yellow phone crossbody bag — that will have you ready to rave. You can count on these glitter-flecked Mary Janes and celestial-inspired socks paying testament to your inner dancing queen beyond the stroke of midnight.

Clockwise from top left: Alexa Chung Lonely Hearts Club Tee ($120), Glamorous Multi-Color Star Coat ($188), Lirika Matoshi Amongst the Stars Tulle Socks ($32), Rebecca Minkoff Biker Phone Crossbody ($145), Madewell The Zelda Mary Jane in Glitter ($158), Cords NOVA Alaska Blue A-Line Corduroy Skirt ($130)

Not Your Granny’s Trousers

Even street-style stars get a day off from the high-fashion grind every now and then. Kick it cool with these mustard wide-leg pants that are guaranteed to be a hit at the corner bodega. Fully commit to an athleisure look in a screen-printed Ross + Rachel sweatshirt that would do any Friends fanatic proud. Keep the gold yellow color scheme alive with matching retro oval-shaped frames and gold/white combo trainers. A vibrant blue mini messenger bag and mixed metal drop earrings will come through for any after-hours agenda.              

Clockwise from top left: Tictail Ross + Rachel Sweat Black ($71), In God We Trust Miro Mix Earrings ($112), Crap Eyewear The Love Tempo Sunglasses in Mustard ($62), OAD New York Mini Messenger Courier in Sea Blue ($325), Veja Esplar Bastille White With Gold Yellow ($165), Again Rudy Corduroy Pants ($176)

Pinafore Nation

We want to see that corduroy pinafore of yours front and center. This teal jumper is a perfect match for your favorite blouse. For a hit of femme and French-girl flair, accessorize with this Maya Brenner x Clare V. “amour” pendant necklace. Suit up for your nine-to-five with a Bordeaux-hued shoulder bag from Cuyana and some corduroy heeled ankle boots that are a nod to the changing fall foliage.   

Clockwise from top left: Scotch & Soda Ruffle Button Shirt ($125), Mango Corduroy Pinafore Dress ($50), Maya Brenner x Clare V. Amour Pendant ($325), Zara Corduroy High Heel Ankle Boots ($80), Cuyana Lock Shoulder Bag ($350)

statement Shearling

For a brisk walk in the park, seek comfort in an oversized shearling-trimmed corduroy jacket. Throw in a folksy embroidered frock, dotty tights, and leopard print ankle boots for a bit of that rawr factor. Chic add-ons, including a minimalist leather circle bag and “F U” locket, will ensure that you stand out from the normcore crowd.            

Clockwise from top left: H&M Pile-Lined Corduroy Jacket ($99), Alexa Chung Molten ”F U” Locket ($310), Sézane Embroidered Elise Dress ($185), Topshop Hoxton Ankle Boots ($135), Mango Dots Tights ($20), The Stowe Elliott in Paprika ($365)

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