Having spent days and days in all our favourite denim - from jeans to jackets to shirts it often feels as if there is no way to mix it up. Granted, throwing on jeans and a top may seem like the easiest way to dress, but eventually we feel like we are telling the same story with what we wear, the same pieces over and over again.
However, I have found the perfect, comfortable and colourful solution to our ‘same story’ outfits… CORDUROY.
Cords for every age and here to stay. What better way to welcome, or even re-invite them into our wardrobes, than with stylish corduroy trousers. When you’re used to wearing work trousers in the week and jeans on a weekend, corduroy will replace them both - taking you directly from smart to casual!
American Vintage Ugoball Grey Knit (£130), Hoff Trastevere Trainers (£115), Second Female Boyas Sea Turtle Cord Trousers (£99), American Vintage Jacksonville White T-Shirt (£50), Part Two Rana Navy Cord Trousers (£44.97), Yaya Gold Hoop Earring (£22), Scotch and Soda Navy Floral Blouse (£94.95), Fioriblu Mimosa Chocolate Bag (£245)
How will my cord trousers make sense with the rest of my clothes? While I do understand the pressure to unrealistically piecing our trousers with every item in our wardrobe, can I tell you a secret? Corduroy will replace AND work with denim whilst also bringing a sheek autumnal twist to our most loved outfits - it’s as easy as pairing your favourite denim.
Yaya Gold Twisted Gold Earrings (£22), Karen By Simonsen Nora Grey Cardigan (£99), Hartford Premier Cord Trousers (£140), Air and Grace Roxy Silver Glitter Trainers (£159), Levete Room Isla Bouse (£99), American Vintage Padow Zinc Cord Trousers (£135), Absolute Cashmere Hortense Navy Hat (£49), Cocouture Crop Checked Down Jacket (£199)
During winter there are definitely more days where we are pulling ourselves out of bed or sneaking a snooze for a few minutes longer. On those days, looking stylish and put together quickly can be achieved with the help of corduroy. Good thing we know a “40 something” really can rock a jumpsuit!!
Fioriblu Viola Black Suede Handbag (£75), Bellerose Litsi Blue Cord Jumpsuit (£199), Yaya Silver Large Double Hoop Earrings (£22), Yaya Silver Double Coin Bracelet (£14.95), Show Biz Belize Black Boots (£139)
We love the cold weather - extra chances to put more clothes on, right? The joy of layering is that you can get as many textures in as you want. And the key to good textures? Do I even need to say it?! Finish off your look with a cord jacket, or ever pop one under a coat, either way you’re onto a winner!
Yaya Brown Cow Boy Boots (£179), Yaya Sand Lammy Gloves (£34.95), Lollys Laundry Billie Check Print Coat (£190), Ichi Bea Cream Cord Jacket (£44.50), Lollys Laundry Lauren Dusty Blue Blazer (£130), Oakwood Gift Navy Leather Trousers (£190), Yaya Sparkling Sequin Knit (£79.95) , Yaya Silver Hoop Bead Earrings (£9.95)
OH MY GOODNESS, I LOVE IT, AND NOW I WANT EVERYTHING IN CORDUROY - and to that, we agree! For all of you looking for something to transform your regular formalwear we give you, the fabulous, Scotch and Soda Cord Suit. A double breasted, rich navy, corduroy dream. We love it so much that we need the trousers to match! Whether you are wearing these pieces together or separately, you are destined to amaze.
Suncoo Listelle Emerald Blouse (£99), Scotch and Soda Cord Blazer (£245), Anni Lu Flamingo Necklace (£88), Scotch and Soda Cord Trousers (£160), Part Two Vilna Whitecap Rollneck Knit (£109.95), Pom Amsterdam Sparkly Fireworks Dress (£169)