On a recent shopping trip, a good friend of mine discovered her “soul pants.” I think everyone has their own “soul pants.” Mine would have to be this lovely pair of skinny grey trousers from ZARA which are… lovely. :)
Anyway, her “soul pants” were on sale (which automatically makes them fantastic) for, wait for it, $10!!! (jaws have just dropped everywhere) They were smokey colour and were the last, non-ripped pair on the rack.
The main point of this story (this friend also says I’m awful at telling stories) is that they were in fact, corduroy.
Ahhh corduroy… The softness of its feel, its understated stripy-ness, the classy colours it comes in and of course its warmth for the winter months make corduroy a great choice for both clothing and accessories.
Heading into winter, we’ve started to see the re-emergence of corduroy as not just something which your grandfather would wear, or what you would imagine a baby boy in. Seriously, have you noticed how many parents dress their sons in corduroy?? It also doesn’t have to be a-trying-to-be-retro-but-not-quite-getting-there trend either. Personally, I think corduroy is incredibly funky, and though not always extremely versatile, can be added here and there to an outfit.
A few brands have started to introduce corduroy into their winter collections:
Sportsgirl (of course):
And something I’ve never really seen before...
Yes, that is a dress.
Made out of corduroy.
Okay, it’s not exactly corduroy, but, I have seen it in real life and it certainly has a corduroy-ish feel to it. A little wacky but hey, why not?
Lily Allen, known for her… unique taste in clothes wore a corduroy dress out and about in London...
Can’t say this gothic look is doing her any justice.
Maybe just stick to jackets and pants, eh???