Corduroy pants have always been an item we associated with British countrywear and quirky, bookish men (Wes Anderson, professors, dad!)‚ but suddenly we're seeing it in a whole new light. As exemplified so beautifully by the F/W 11 Theyskens' Theory show, cords can be quite chic, which is why I think they're the perfect piece to add to your Fall 11 wardrobe.
Part of the reason cords are in right now is because the material has really been elevated, in both look and feel: modern silhouettes (everything from slouchy skinnies to flared styles), of-the-moment colors (rich jewel tones and top-notch neutrals), and incredibly soft, extremely thin fabric.
If you're in need of styling suggestions, definitely take a look at the way Olivier Theyskens presented cords at his Theory show. The designer created flared cords-the Pepper Pants ($295), shown in both Greeny and Bronzy-which were styled with silky, patterned blouses and ulta-long coats.
They come in a wide range of styles, hues and price points sure to pleas a large crowd. So go ahead and buy one now for a rick-yet-relaxed look.