Corduroy is one of those things that, up until now, probably hasn’t been on your sartorial radar. Like statement zippers, velvet and stirrup leggings, they’ve recently come out of the woodwork and become an overnight street style sensation. Riding on the wave of the ‘70s fever — which continues to dominate #OOTDs everywhere — it brings an element of texture and throwback drama to everything from off-duty uniforms to working-girl getups. Not convinced you can overcome its preppy predisposition? This week, Style Resolutions is zeroing in on the classic fabric, bringing you three It girl-approved ways to rock it for any occasion.
How to Wear Corduroy for Work
It’s all about the blazers, ladies. Take corduroy for a test drive via this sophisticated style. No matter how you wear it, it’s guaranteed to keep the compliments rolling in. To rock it at the office, toss it on top (collar popped) of a boho floral midi dress and of-the-moment v-shaped suede shoes for a non-stuffy look that is the picture of polish. Round it out with marbled drop earrings and a structured top handle backpack FTW.
J.Crew Campbell Blazer in Corduroy ($168) + Zara Printed Midi Dress ($70), Jeffrey Campbell Carla Shoes ($130), Mango Metallic Hand Backpack ($70), Whistles Marbled Stone Earrings ($60), Deborah Lippmann Iconic Treatment-Enriched Nail Polish in Dark Side of the Moon ($18)
How to Wear Corduroy for a Night Out
Sick of sequins and slip dresses? Swap ‘em out for a corduroy pinafore instead. Unexpected? Hells yes. Scene-stealing? Most definitely. Team it with a sheer lace blouse for a sultry-yet-ladylike look, then throw a few show-stopping accessories into the mix for maximum impact. A green hairy slouch coat adds a pop of vibrant color to the ensemble, while a sequin-studded crossbody, metallic ankle boots and mismatched earrings bring plenty of ready-to-party appeal to the table.
Warehouse Deep V-Neck Cord Dress ($80) + & Other Stories Floral Lace Blouse ($80), Mango Faceted Crystal Earrings ($16), ASOS Ranora Loafer Ankle Boots ($58), Topshop Hairy Slouch Coat ($240), Zara Reversible Sequin Crossbody Bag ($30), Kjaer Weis Empower Lipstick ($56)
How to Wear Corduroy for the Weekend
Flared corduroys? Yes, please. Go ’70s glam for a weekend full of shenanigans with an oversized teddy coat and wood-sole ankle boots. Keepin’ cozy is no problemo with a mustard yellow turtleneck (and faux fur ear muffs) in tow. Top it off with a layered necklace and icon clutch that will take you from coffee with your crew at a fave café to an annual festive family holiday soiree.
& Other Stories Flared Corduroy Trousers ($85) + Warehouse Ribbed Boxy Turtleneck Jumper ($80), Topshop Polar Bear Cocoon Coat ($180), Zara Leather High Heel Ankle Boots With Wooden Sole ($179), Topshop Collar Necklace ($25), Madewell Leather Pouch Clutch: Madewell Icons Edition ($50)
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