When you think of corduroys, chances are a not-so stylish outfit comes to mind. The old-school fabric is associated with many old, outdated looks — '70s bell bottoms, trucker jackets, and jumper dresses are just a few pieces you'll often find in the material. But though it can feel dated, when it comes to fall dressing, it's hard to go wrong with any corduroy piece thanks to its warmth and autumnal vibes. Thankfully, COS' new arrivals brought its understanding of modern silhouettes and minimal basics to this fabric with for a 2018 take on the material.
Whatever preconceived notion you have of corduroy, throw it out the window: COS is here to prove you wrong with these sleek new pieces. If you're in the market for some new work staples, the wide-leg trousers will bring a cozy pants option to your closet for $115. And if skirts are more your vibe, opt for the a-line corduroy skirt in navy for $125 — it'll look great with a checked blazer and chunky platform oxfords.
For those looking for more playful pieces, the short corduroy skirt will add warmth to your party look — choose the pink shade for a major departure from the normally neutral fabric. If you want something a bit warmer, the corduroy overshirt for $99 comes in a minty green or stark white to add some freshness to drab winter ensembles — it'll pair beautifully with an oversized sweater layered over top.
It's safe to say corduroy will be big this winter. Influencer Alyssa Coscarelli (who is consistently ahead of the trends) posted an Instagram of herself wearing a full suit in the fabric, and many Insta-favorite brands like GANNI have incorporated the fabric into new pieces for fall. And if you're still doubting the use of it in your everyday outfits, don't: Thanks to its subtle lines and fall-like nature, it's almost too easy to style.
Not sure how to work the fabric into your closet? It's all about textures. COS' green corduroy dress lends itself perfectly to a chunky knit sweater and neutral suede booties for a chilly fall weekend. And if you're aiming for a more professional look, pair simple silhouettes in dark colors (like COS' short corduroy skirt in gray) with sleeker separates like a clean black blazer and turtleneck.
COS is a master of closet essentials — from plain white tees to perfect black trousers, it's a store you can count on for easy basics that'll never go out of style. And thankfully, it's brought that same ethos into its most recent drop of corduroy pieces. From simple skirts to wear-with-everything pants, the collection of cords will seamlessly fit into any wardrobe, no matter your style — a true feat for this bulky, not-so-stylish material.
Shop the latest corduroy skirts, pants, and more from COS' new arrivals below — even at first glance, the sleek pieces made of this seemingly outdated fabric will convince you to give the old fall staple another try.