Monday, November 28, 2011

get the look -- corduroys.


ATTAINABLE: Old Navy Women's Fair Isle Fingerless Gloves
www.oldnavy.com; $10
I completely understand that fingerless gloves are possibly the least practical purchase for a Midwest girl to make. They're thin and hardly do a thing to keep your hands warm. But they're just. So. Cute. And practical, as far as I'm concerned -- how am I supposed to check my e-mail as I stroll down the quad if I have to keep taking a pair of real gloves on and off? These adorable Old Navy ones are not only Fair Isle (my favorite winter print) but have the tiniest row of sequins and just enough sparkle to keep me cheery through gray winter days.

I've never been one for corduroy. Perhaps it speaks to my insecurities, but adding bulk to my lower body has never been something I'm interested in. However, I'm totally enamored by the fabric for pants this season. Skinny, wide-leg, boot-cut -- you name it. Colored, neutral. I love it all and think that they're such a fabulous alternative to jeans when pants truly become the only option to keep from freezing to death.

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DEAL: Gap 1969 Skinny Boot Corduroy Pants in Dried Berry (also in Milk Chocolate, Hematite, and Camel)
www.gap.com; sale (now) $59.46
Whenever I'm looking for pretty, well-done classics, I head straight to Gap. The 1969 collection is fun and chic, and I love these colored cords. In a simple boot-cut, they're sure to flatter, and I adore the purple shade -- though the milk chocolate brown ones are a close second. Perfect to pair with wedge booties.
Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Corduroy Pants
EXTRAVAGANCE: Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Corduroy Pants in Whiskey (also in India Ink and Bone)
www.shopbop.com; $189
It doesn't get much more sleek or chic than a pair of skinny neutral cords. These Citizens are about as perfect as it gets in my book. They're a fantastic everyday alternative to jeans and the thin cord is flattering. Perfect to pair with knee-high riding boots or sweet little loafers and a fantastic cardigan.

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DEAL: J. Crew Vintage Matchstick Cord in Vintage Violet (also in a variety of shades)
www.jcrew.com; $79.50
Neutral is good. Neutral is classic and versatile and simple and pretty and chic. But then you have these. And all of my senses of practicality fly out the window. I'm quite simply addicted to the idea of a pair of very bright matchstick cords, rolled at the ankle with a pair of sky-high heels and a sparkly top for evening. Pretty and warm? I'm in.

http://images2.freepeople.com/is/image/FreePeople/22504930_060_a?$detail-item$
EXTRAVAGANCE: Genetic Farrah Wideleg Cords
www.freepeople.com; $248
Corduroy already has a mildly '70s vibe to me, and when you throw in this perfect wide-leg shape and big patch pockets, you have a perfect recipe for a fun winter look. I love the deep, wine-y red shade of this pair and am truly obsessed with the shape. Perfect to tuck in a button-down for a sleek silhouette.

How are YOU wearing corduroys this season?
xo Josie
Thanks to Old Navy, Gap, Shopbop, J. Crew, and Free People for the photos.

45 comments:

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

We are in sink right now. Fingerless gloves are on my Xmas list, and last night I was browsing skinny cords online.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love corduroy skirts with tights!

Miss Molly said...

have never been a fan of corduroy but those tan skinny's are doing it for me. hot.

great post!

http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

AHHH! Those violet cords are AMAZING... I need those! :)

Linds said...

I LOVE the Citizens cords - they are cozy, but the cigarette leg adds a nice chic-ness!

thenauticalwheeler said...

I absolutely love skinny cords! Hope you had a great holiday. From Brooklyn with love ~jen

Cate said...

I have a couple pairs of the JCrew matchsticks - love 'em!
cate@wildruffle.com

C said...

not a huge fan of them but I have to admit that the pics look nice. Maybe next year ;)

Bonnie said...

Fingerless gloves are SO useful at this time of year. I depend on them.

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Alexa said...

Love my cords. Have a rust colored pair and blue pair! :)

City Girl Chicago said...

thank you for reminding me to pull out the pair of corduroys in my winter drawar now!

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

I need some!

modanistajunkie.com said...

I am soo digging on corduroys this season!! I definitely need to get a pair for myself.

xoxo

this free bird said...

I do love corduroys, but echo your sentiments. The Genetic ones appear forgiving...all except the price tag! eep!

TheChambrayCountess said...

I can never make up my mind completely about cords, but right now I love them! The JCrew pair would be so great to layer with boots and the colors are awesome!!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I usually have good luck with Gap pants, so I will have to go check those out!

Jenna said...

ah i'd never even though of skinny cords! they actually look really smart! and those purple ones are totally on trend!

Jacqueline Ashley said...

Love the gloves!

xx

Erin said...

I absolutely NEED those fuchsia matchstick cords from JCrew! Soo gorgeous!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I've been thinking about getting a pair of those J. Crew cords. . I have them in ivory and don't wear them much but I'm loving the color fuchsia in them!

Red Soles and Red Wine

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the colored cords and fingerless mitts! What cute ways to stay warm this winter! xo style, she wrote

Elle Sees said...

i need all of those cords!!!

Molliee said...

I like the bright pink ones! I have a navy pair and love the softness:)

Marisa Seguin said...

I LOVE those vintage violet J.Crew cords! Such a unique colour. Definitely need to pick me up a pair.

Elsie Jael said...

The fingerless gloves are so cute! Old Navy is having a BOGO 75% off deal right now up until Thursday so this would be a great time to snatch them up!

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meg said...

Hey, the fingerless gloves do come in handy at work. They are cute, too.

STYLE'N said...

Ok you read my mind again...my sister was wearing these amazing boot leg cords from Loft and I was thinking to go get them but now I see all these options. I am in LOVE with my citizens avedon skinny jeans so I wonder if I would also love these cords by the same brand? I might try them out and see. But then I saw the J.Crew colorful ones...ah too many choices Josie!I'll let you know what I decide.

Grace said...

I love the gloves. I never understood them until I worked at a freezing cold office and couldn't keep warm while typing. Great picks! love my chords too.

Rona and Alyssa said...

I'm glad you did this post about corduroy. I love the look on other people, but for some reason can't figure out how to incorporate it into an outfit myself! This helps though! I just need to go for it :)

~Alyssa

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Love cords!!! Hoping i get some for christmas!

Amy Stewart said...

I was totally going to get those gloves! I had them in my online shopping cart and then decided I didn't want to pay shipping. I was going to buy them at the store but forgot all about them. Thanks for the reminder!! :)

Hey btw... I'm hosting a giveaway. I think it would be so cute with the gloves!!
herringbone wool clutch GIVEAWAY

Erika said...

Ooh, I am so loving the pair from J. Crew - the color is incredible! :)

ginger-b said...

cute blog!

Happy Tuesday
-ginger
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Taj Acosta said...

I love the J. Crew violet pair! That color is fabulous!! xo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I actually like skinny cords. Maybe I'll add a pair to my closet :)

Nnenna said...

I love the feel of corduroy and I think those skinny cords would make a great addition to my wardrobe!

star-crossed smile

Bestie said...

i really can't get past the fingerless gloves from old navy. they've really been nailing it lately. obsessed with my $17 twee vest i scored.

ok, thx for the cords reminder. have a fave pair from j. crew...so favorite that i actually bought two pairs

Jess said...

I have a pair of the J. Crew matchstick cords and I live in them in the winter. Seriously love them.

J + A said...

love these cords. i always find great, affordable ones at Urban Outfitters.

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Punctuation Mark said...

I've been looking at some of these over the past few days... need some for my winter travels

Vanilla - Notes from my closet said...

I love the colour variety! and they are SO warm :)

Love, Vanilla

Kaleido Mind said...

love the citizens of humanity cords!:)

Alyson said...

loving cords this season! the deep red color seems perfect but then again those bright j crew ones are amazing. great to discover your blog.

beancakes said...

love cords! oooh on the j.crew pair!!!
xx ~ k

Kara said...

I've seen them before, but now I'm really tempted to get those violet pants :)
xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

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