Corduroy pants/ jeans
Well winter here in Melbourne and Im looking for something warm and comfy to wear at work but looks neat and tidy.
Enter cords…. well I used to wear them in my teens and really wasn’t keen
on them then. I preferred jeans….any jeans. Now as I am older, I want to be warm but want to avoid that frump factor. Im not ready to shop at Millers yet! or get a perm set…ugh! Im not even allowing myself to go
So I have looked around and it’s taken me a few weeks, the new trend seems to be not the skinny, but a straight leg or a slight boot leg. I am not going flare, I feel I am too old for that and will not be exposing midriff
The general look seems to to be a boot leg with white platform sneakers or with an ankle boot but the pant rolled to just above the top of the boot. I do get it, that if you put the pant over the boot, it is sooo shall we say last decade.
I also do NOT want to look like Humphrey Bear in my brown cords (something I am a bit worried about). I also don’t want to look like I work on the Playschool set. Nothankyou!! I do work in a high school so the fashion can be inventive….buuut
not tooooo out there. I’m already out there riding a motorbike to work. “Do a wheelie misss!” Every afternoon past the bus pickup zone. You’d think the poor kids had never heard over a middle aged woman riding
a motorbike…Good thing I don’t give a damn what people think about that! I may by 50 but I ain’t ready for the old people’s home yet!
Ok so back to the topic, Corduroy pants seem to be a think of the past, however
the fashions rotate every 20 years or so. I have actually studied that at the Australian College of Professional styling so I do know what I’m talking about.
In the 2000s we didn’t look at cords but the flares with platforms
were all the rage. but in the 80s (early) there was corduroy. Ohh boy did I ever look crap in it. I was about 12-14 in the pictures I have seen and corduroy wasn’t stretcy like it is now. Also the small bag/baguete under the
arm has made a comeback circa “Friends”.
If you are under 30 go for it with the flares and the tshirts or sweaters, it does make for a cute look. At my age though…frumpy as hell.