It has to be said: there's something about the 70's and its air of carefree nostalgia that we can't help but let filter into our wardrobes.
An icon of the sepia-soaked decade, cotton corduroy has shaken off its stigma as antiquated attire and is making a sartorial comeback that levels with the likes of bell sleeves and the beloved boyfriend jean.
Done right, corduroy is a firm fashion favourite for adding a touch of texture and even a more modern approach to tailoring. Here's how we're wearing it...
THE WORK TROUSER
Super versatile and flattering, these cropped corduroy trousers make the perfect offbeat addition to your smart-casual selection.
Team with a feminine blouse - think fluid fabrics and cut-work lace - and you've got yourself a stylish office-appropriate look that sits perfectly between fashionable and formal. Tick that off your to-do list.
THE EVERYDAY SKIRT
More of a fashion movement than a trend, the increasing popularity of the midi skirt shows no signs of stopping. And we're completely on board.
Combining two trends in one, this classic cord knee length skirt has a distinct retro feel that's more versatile than on first impression.
Pair with a knitted roll neck for both work and play, or throw a third trend in the mix and clash your cord with a silky leopard print blouse. Finish with some chunky leather boots and watch the compliments roll in.