Corduroy Skirt: Now & Later

Even though I’m in denial that summer is quickly coming to an end, I am constantly reminded that my current wardrobe will soon be out of season when I get a “New Fall Collection” email – which is practically every other minute. Now don’t get me wrong, I love dressing for a cool brisk autumn day. A good comfy sweater & jeans outfit is my jam but I’m not ready to give up my summer dresses and iced coffees just yet. But since everyone is starting to upgrade their Fall wardrobe (with some great sales going on it’s hard to resist), I thought I’d share one of my favorite Fall 2018 trends – the corduroy skirt – and how you can wear it now and later.

I actually bought this skirt last year (or maybe 2 years ago???) from Abercrombie when I had only started to rediscover them. (side note: they have really revamped their image and I’m loving it) As you can see, a good corduroy skirt has really stood the test of time. I wear it over and over again in the Fall and Winter – the outfits are endless. For this Fall season, I’ve been loving the skirt with a classic polo shirt. Polo shirts are starting to trend too (I expect they will be big next year). As you might’ve guessed, I found this one at the thrift store #menssection (insert grinning face here). This skirt is girly with a mini A-line shape even though corduroy is traditionally a Menswear fabric. I liked the idea of playing with the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine. So I used a classic men’s polo shirt with a girlish color combination – purple and yellow. Color pairing 101: complementary colors: colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, always look good together. Since the burgundy (a shade of purple) skirt already complemented the purple in the shirt, I lucked out because I already own a yellow bag. This bag makes the yellow in the shirt pop! For my shoes, I like how these silver mules complement the heather grey in the shirt and serve as a good “neutral” amongst all the color. Simple, feminine earrings finish off this “wear now” look.

Now for the cooler months, I went for the monochrome look with this lavender/lilac sweater (also thrifted – insert “see no evil” monkey emoji here). I love monochrome outfits and lavender is also a big color for this season. Pairing the color with a darker purple, like this burgundy, transitions the color nicely into the fall & winter time. And yea, I also happen to have matching burgundy booties which perfectly finish off the monochrome ensemble. Now, don’t fret, you don’t have to own the matching booties to your corduroy skirt to achieve a monochrome look. Wearing a neutral colored shoe, like black or brown, will look just as cool. The yellow bag also looks really great with this outfit so I kept it for a fun pop of color!

I wore this vintage brooch for a unique twist on jewelry.

Outfit Details

Skirt: Abercrombie & Fitch (sold out but check out some of my favs below!)

Polo: Men’s thrifted (similar here,here&here)

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (really old; similar here& here)

Lipstick: Too Faced

Shoes : ASOS (sold out; similar here)

Sunglasses (1): Free People (these are really similar)

Earrings: Vintage (similar)

Sweater: Thrifted (similar here& here)

Boots: Unisa via DSW (similar here& here)

Sunglasses (2): Nordstrom

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