How to Style Corduroy Pants

Kastle W
by Kastle W

Whenever winter comes around, I struggle with how to look stylish and stay warm. As I return to fleece leggings under skirts to keep my legs warm, I've included some nice thick, corduroy pants into my cold-weather wardrobe.

Why Corduroy?

Corduroy fabric, characterized by its distinctive parallel cords or ridges, isn't just visually appealing. The ribbed texture provides insulation, making it an excellent choice for winter wear. Additionally, its durability ensures that corduroy pants will last through many seasons.

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Here are some ways I like to style corduroy pants:


A pair of tan, tapered corduroy pants will be a winter staple in your wardrobe. They go with just about everything and look elegant. Create a monochrome look of light neutrals with a sweater in a similar shade of tan and or other neutral hues for a brighter spin on heavy winter dressing.


A crisp white or ivory button-down shirt gives a classic look to any outfit. Pair it with navy corduroy, straight-leg pants for a power outfit that looks good anywhere you go. The white shirt also works if you want to throw a crew or v-neck sweater over it for extra warmth.


Try on some corduroy pants in a bold color for a stand-out look. Corduroy pants come in many different colors, and they will keep you from wearing just jeans or all-black all winter to add a pop of fun. Hot top: when going bold with your pants, keep the top clean and classic, such as a chic turtleneck, to make the bold-colored pants a statement piece.

Now that you know how to wear corduroy pants, which look will you try?

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