It was just a matter of time… last year, it was velvet (still is!) and this year the fashionable fabric is corduroy.
No longer just the uniform of the hippy professor, corduroy is cool again. The Mango, high-waisted, pink cords are already a sell-out!
So start scouring the charity shops, eBay and and any other preloved source for vintage corduroy jackets, trousers and skirts and you’ll be up there with the fashion-forward elite.
Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Margaret Howell, Prada – to name but a few – all featured corduroy on their AW17 runways.
For 2017, expect to see corduroy in bright pinks, purples and baby blue as well as the expected earthy, rust and forest tones. Think pea coats, dungarees, A-line skirts and all manner of trouser shapes in either chunky or fine cord.
I am certainly liking the idea of cords as a warm and cosy alternative to jeans this coming Winter!
For more corduroy inspiration, head over to my Pinterest Board: Corduroy.
Corduroy bottoms are perfect autunmal attire and work so well with silky blouses, denim shirts and chunky knits.
If you like the retro 70s look, it is so easy to recreate! If you’ve got a pair of long, tan boots (lucky you!) then dig them out to wear with a cord A-line skirt or corduroy culottes. And that vintage cord jacket – wear with your favourite jeans and either a silk, unbuttoned blouse or a slogan tee underneath.
I’ve picked out some of my favourite corduroy pieces available on the high st now…
I wonder how many of you have a corduroy piece already lurking at the back of your wardrobe? I did own a vintage cord blazer (complete with elbow patches!) which I wore in my Uni days in the 90s, but I have no idea what happened to it…
Please let me know what you think of the new corduroy trend and if you think it’s cool. Or perhaps you can’t get over the association with your old Geography teacher!!!
Until next time!
Main image via Pinterest. All runway images via www.vogue.co.uk.