Corduroy pants are among winter's trendiest pieces, but if you're stumped about how to wear these retro-inspired trousers, you've come to the right place! Read on for some tips and tricks for wearing cords, as well as some outfits for inspiration:
4 Tips & Tricks for Rocking Corduroy Pants:
- If the word "corduroy" gives you visions of the huge, bell-bottomed pants your mom wore in the '70s, just know that cords have come a long way since then! Today's versions come in every style from skinny to boot-cut and are available in a rainbow of different colors.
- That being said, if you're not ready to commit to a colorful pair of cords, look for a neutral pair in black, tan or gray.
- Since corduroy fabric has such a retro vibe, try to create a balance by wearing your cords with modern tops and accessories.
- Having trouble figuring out what to wear with cords? Just style them the same as you would your favorite pair of jeans -- it's that simple!
5 Stylish Ways to Wear Cords
Outfit 1: Menswear-Inspired
For this look, start by pairing some zipper-detailed cords with a classic striped top, then layer on a matching navy cardigan. Add some sparkly oxfords and fun jewelry for an outfit that's perfect for classes.
Outfit 2: Denim Copycat
These cords are perfect for the corduroy-shy girl -- from a distance, they look just like jeans! This means that you can wear them however you'd like, but for this look, I went in a more feminine direction. Pair a printed floral tee with a blush-colored kimono jacket and add some woven black flats. Accessorize with a matching watch and pretty bracelet for a comfy and cute everyday outfit.
Outfit 3: Red-y for Nighttime
This outfit is a little more edgy, which makes it perfect for a casual night out. The dark red cords look great when paired with a lacy top, while the moto-style jacket adds some edge. Tuck the cords into some ankle booties, and for the finishing touch, add an oversized cocktail ring.
Outfit 4: Comfy Chic
Dress up a pair of black, bootcut cords and a plain gray t-shirt by adding a colorful wrap cardigan. Add a matching pair of teal pumps and a statement necklace for a bold, yet understated look.
Outfit 5: Pink Lady
If you're ready to dive into this trend headfirst, why not rock a pair of colorful cords? Since these pink ones from LOFT are so bright, try wearing them with neutral sweater for balance. Add a pair of wedge pumps and accessorize with some chandelier earrings and a light pink headband.
What do you think?
Would you ever wear a pair of cords? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear cords? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!