October 20, 2011

Trend Report: Colorful Cords

Add colorful cords to the top of your shopping list.

J. Crew has a fantastic selection of colorful corduroy pants - including matchstick, high-waisted skinnies, and boot cut.

If your nervous about wearing corduroy pants because of fit issues, try some flare leg corduroy pants - like Levi's cords - also budget-friendly at under $50.

Flare cords totally on trend, and definitely more flattering (for most women) than skinny cords.

Already own a pair of corduroy pants? It's time to pull out those cords out of your closet & proudly wear them as part of your fall off-duty look.

Remember when I talked about how bright pants are the new big thing for fall? The trend also applies to cords!

Wear bright cord pants, like CURRENT/ELLIOTT hot pink cords (pictured below) with a slight flare. The hot pink color is amazing!!

P.S. I recently interviewed CURRENT/ELLIOTT designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott - read their style tips here.

Photo Credits: Rachel Bilson via onsugar; J Brand via mytheresa.com

Want to evoke a similar style vibe as Rachel Bilson's maroon cords? Try these J Brand merlot skinny cords - the merlot color is so rich, and perfect for your fall color palette.

Photo Credit: CURRENT/ELLIOTT hot pink cords (pictured above) - mytheresa.com - shop here

Rachel Bilson paired her maroon cords with cool lace-up boots. Speaking of boots, remember to enter the Matt Bernson Shoe Giveaway, where one winner will receive one pair of shoes OR one pair of boots from shoe designer Matt Bernson. The winner will be able to choose her favorite pair of Matt Bernson shoes or boots as the prize.

Oh, and I should mention, Gisele, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson have all been spotted wearing Matt Bernson footwear. Enter the shoe giveaway now until October 17 on this blog. Get the details on how to enter the giveaway here.


  1. Do you know what boots Rachel is wearing?

  2. Rachel Bilson is wearing Zara wedge lace up ankle boot. The boots are no longer available, but you can buy a similar style Zara lace up ankle boot:


    Hope this helps!

    Rebecca, young-sophisticates.com