If the mention of corduroy brings to mind memories of your secondary school geography teacher (great blazer, Mr Robbins), then prepare to have all your misconceptions wiped away this season. With fervent nods from the AW18 catwalks (Erdem, Giambattista Valli and more) and your street-style faves (ASOS Insider Scarlett approves), cord has had a cool-as overhaul and will be updating your outerwear in T-minus 3, 2, 1…
HOW TO WEAR CORDUROY RIGHT NOW
By Caroline Ferry, 15 July 2018
If you've ever thought that corduroy was for flared trousers only, then let us draw your attention to this Giambattista Valli runway pic right here. The freshest way to wear yours? As outerwear of course. If Valli's full-length mustard number is a little extra for your everyday commute, then take inspiration from corduroy's transformation from casual to smart, as well as that genius colour pairing – mustard and rust for the win.
Try it on
So you’re making your foray into corduroy but want to avoid going too dadcore. The key? Switch up the colour and shape. Try a trucker-style jacket which feels all brand new when worn with a matching mini. Skirt suits forever.