Olivia Wilde’s Corduroy Suit Is A Fresh Take On The Menswear Trend


The fashion world has witnessed a huge spike in the menswear trend in recent weeks. Since the fall season began, suits have been everywhere, including fashion week runways and celebrity street-style moments. While there's nothing quite like a well-tailored, menswear-inspired look, Olivia Wilde's corduroy suit does an excellent job at elevating the trend in a new, unique, and slightly more casual way.

The actor was photographed in the coolest two-piece set in Los Angeles last week while heading to an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her new movie, Life Itself. Wilde's look consisted of a mustard-toned, double-breasted corduroy blazer and high-waisted, wide-leg trousers by Bella Freud. The '70s-inspired set was toned down with a simple white t-shirt and layered gold necklaces. Staying true to one color family, Wilde opted for deep-red pumps and a brown-leather tote.

Wilde's look was created by her longtime stylist Karla Welch. Welch also works with other big names like Sarah Paulson, Elisabeth Moss, and Tracee Ellis Ross — all of whom she styled for the 2018 Emmy Awards. Hairstylist Kylee Heath blew out Wilde's deep, side-parted bob with soft, undone waves and makeup artist Melanie Ingelssis left her skin with a glowy finish and the perfect nude lipstick.


While stylish menswear is nothing new in the world of fashion, Wilde's unique choice in material makes this look especially wearable. Even if you aren't en route to appear on a talk show, Wilde's outfit is certainly worth recreating in your day-to-day life. Swap out the t-shirt for a button down to make the look work appropriate, or throw on a pair of boots and a blanket scarf as the weather gets colder.

Even better, this versatile trend can be worn as a set or dressed down as separates. Wear the pants with a chunky, knit sweater or throw the jacket on with dark-wash denim or leather pants.

Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's top picks for Wilde-inspired corduroy that's perfect for all of your fall-dressing needs.

Bianca Double-Breasted Cotton-Corduroy Blazer


Bella Freud

While this blazer looks amazing when paired with its matching pants, it looks just as chic all on its own. Try wearing it with raw-hem denim, a graphic t-shirt, and black loafers for a relaxed take on a professional look.

Bianca Cotton-Corduroy Wide-Leg Pants


Bella Freud

The best part about wide-leg pants? They're often just as comfortable as they are stylish.

Corduroy Blazer



While it may not be a traditional fall color, hot pink is worth paying attention to this season. Make this pop of color the focal point of your outfit by pairing the blazer with minimal jewelry and a plain, black shoulder bag.

Velveteen Pants



If you aren't ready to dive in to an all-fuchsia ensemble, pair these pants with a white t-shirt and a denim jacket. Throw your hair into a messy, low bun to look fun and sophisticated all at the same time.

Cord Suit



Getting dressed is always easier with two piece that are meant to go together. Pair this gorgeous lilac shade with white boots for a modern take on menswear.

Corduroy Structured Blazer



This neutral-toned corduroy blazer looks amazing with animal print of all types. Wear it with its matching trousers, or opt for jeans and faux-snakeskin booties for an edgy flare.

Corduroy Straight Trousers



This is the wardrobe staple your closet has been begging for. Elevate your usual jeans and t-shirt look by replacing your denim with these corduroy trousers. The wide-leg cut looks perfect paired with heels or even bulky sneakers.