We’ve been harping on about corduroy for a while now. Mostly because we’re pretty thrilled it’s back. From spring’s wide-stride jumbo cord tailoring to summer’s lightweight jackets, the past two seasons have reeled us in, hook, line and sinker. And now, for AW18, the 70s’ most-famous fabric has really dialled it up. From slick suiting to so-now animal prints, we bring you three of the greatest ways to wear yours now.
A corduroy suit may not sound like a go-to going-out outfit. That was until now. Suit up in a sweet-as shade – lilac – and throw in the animal print of the season – hey, zebra – et voila, you have yourself a BNO special. Swerve any sort of 70s <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> to keep the whole thing ultra-mod, meaning jewels and shoes are best served sparkly.
There’s always those weird first few Sundays of autumn, when you throw on your favourite track pants and realise absolutely none of your coats look right with such chill wear. It’s too warm for that full-on duvet <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span>, but your smart coats seem totally wrong, too. Enter the lightweight, smart-but-slouchy cord coat. Just add chunky dad trainers for full new-season excellence.
<span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> suits get supercharged for AW18 with the addition of two very important details: leopard print and cute-as corduroy. If a co-ord felt too prissy for you last season, the addition of those 70s cord and borg-collar vibes alongside the 80s power print make the whole look feel very fresh and very cool. A ladylike bag and 20 denier tights just earned this getup an invite to dinner tonight.