HOW TO WEAR THE THROWBACK TREND CORDUROY FOR AUTUMN
My Autumn wardrobe is in full swing and if there was one throwback trend I didn’t see coming back around, it was corduroy!
Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Prada and Lemaire led the charge for a cord revival back in January at the AW17 fashion week shows so it really should be no surprise that the high street has adapted the trend, with stores filling up with the vintage inspired fabric.
From jackets, flares, skirts to even corduroy dresses filling the rails, there are even full on corduroy suits for those brave enough to go head to toe in the trend. Though this is an old trend (when is anything new in fashion now) there is a distinctly current take on it as it’s been re-invented with new, feminine silhouettes and very wearable colour ways.
Here in London, it’s been unusually warm for September so I’ve been making the most of it by wearing skirts with bare legs! My current favourite corduroy skirt is this very affordable one from ASOS. Pink corduroy is a perfect example of the modern update on the retro fabric and not only does it fit with my style perfectly but it’s a real easy casual every day outfit to throw on and go. It’s the perfect length to keep the look cute and girly while the plain white top lets the skirt be the focus of the outfit.
The AW trend is a fresh departure from my usual autumn choice of denim or jumper dress go to outfit, but if you are concerned about it being too stiff or old fashioned, then opt for one with design details such as zips, buttons, or frayed hems. On the other hand, you could equally toughen the look up by adding black tights or a leather jacket.
For anyone with an office job, opt for a longer corduroy skirt and if pink is too princess perfect perhaps this one in camel will do the trick. I’ve styled this skirt with a pair of stiletto heels from Topshop which not only help to make the look professional and polished but it instantly takes it from day to night so you’ll easily be able to go for a night on the town straight from the office.
The corduroy skirt is a thick material so it does provide an element of warmth but on those chillier autumnal days I like to add even more stylish points with this gorgeous faux shearling teddy bear coat to keep me nice and toasty! The shawl lapels help to keep the look current whilst the neutral shade of the coat means it will go with anything during the next few months.
To enhance the look and add a luxe finishing touch I’ve chosen the trunk clutch from Aspinal of London either to be worn cross body or carried by the dainty top handle. The shine vintage tan colour accentuates the colour of the skirt making it pop and look a lot more expensive than it really is.
Shop My Favourite Corduroy Skirts
What I Wore in Today’s Post
Jumper by Reiss
Skirt by ASOS
Coat by Newlook
Boots by Topshop
Bangle by Monica Vinader
Yellow Gold Bracelet by Monica Vinader
Skinny ‘Diamond Bar’ bracelet by Accessorize
Ring by Accessorize
Earrings by Claires
Necklace by Tiffany and Co
Bag by Aspinal of London
Lipstick by Tom Ford – Warm Sable
How do you like to style a corduroy skirt? xoxo