Let me tell you about my obsession with corduroy pants. Since I’ve started dressing like I grew up in the 70’s, I can’t stop thinking about the fabric that made the decade – corduroy. If you’ve been following me on Instagram (shameless plug here), you would have seen my hunt for the perfect corduroy pant. For this season, the perfect pant for me needed to have the following attributes: straight leg, high-waist, ankle length, soft & some shade of brown. Was that too much to ask for? I think not. As you could probably guess, every pair I tried on missed the mark. Yet I held out hope that the perfect pair would fall from the heavens
So when I heard Everlane was launching corduroy pants one week before my birthday (it was a sign from the birthday gods) 😜. That little flicker of hope turned into a flame. They did not disappoint! I love, love, love the fit and feel of these pants! First of all, they’re made of a thick, soft corduroy. None of that flimsy cardboard s**t. It was really important for the fabric to feel good and to keep me warm.Second, they’re not too tight (I got a size 2), yet they’re fitted enough to hug my shape. . I can easily tuck in sweaters without it looking bulky. Finally, the length was just right for me. For reference, I’m 5’3 and even though Everlane doesn’t offer length options in these pants, they still hit that perfect point on my leg to wear with ankle boots 🙌. So needless to say, I will be wearing these pants A LOT throughout the Winter.
There was another reason for my excitement I really, really wanted to wear this top with them! I had found this Missoni for Target top at Style Encore (a resale store) and while that collection came out years ago, the 70’s feel of it is so right-now. I love it so much but didn’t know exactly how to wear it. That was until I saw a photo from Free People of a multi-colored striped sweater and corduroy pants. It was so perfectly 70’s that I had to recreate it! (how many times can I mention that decade in this post?… let’s make a drinking game of it 🤭)
While I don’t love the cold, I do love wearing hats in the Winter. I love using them to incorporate fun pops of color – especially when I’m all bundled up in my neutral colored coats. So for this look, I picked up on the robin’s egg blue color in the stripe – so fun! Then for my shoes, I picked up on the purple color in the top with my burgundy booties. Burgundy is a great color to introduce into your wardrobe if you want to add in more color. Burgundy is a “fashion basic” so it will complement every neutral color while still providing a pop of color. I highly recommend it!
I found this necklace at the most recent Manhattan Vintage Show. I love it so much I’m adding it to my everyday necklace collection!
I’ve also been into adding scarves to my bags again. I bought this one at the Manhattan vintage show. I love the 70’s (drink!) vibe it has going for it. Plus, it looks so great with my vintage coach bag.
How could I forget to mention the butt lifting pockets on this pants!
Thrifted Missoni for Target Top (I found the exact one! Size S) // Everlane Corduroy Pants // Thrifted Talbots Coat (similar here & here) // Forever 21 Hat (similar here) // Unisa via DSW (similar here& here) // Vintage Coach Bag // Vintage Scarf // Vintage Chain Necklace // Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua
Photography by Jacob Baccus