There is just something about corduroy that is so cool: sort of preppy, sort of 70s retro (and maybe I’m just saying that because the 70s were when I bought my first pair of corduroy jeans—baby blue—at a prehistoric version of the Gap in my neighborhood mall back when they sold Levi’s and their logo looked like this. But I digress) I am an especially big fan of wide-wale corduroy, think that this Anine Bing jacket has a certain slouchy, classic look.
These jeans come in a ton of appealing colors, and go for just under $70, which is tough to beat.
The colors on this Herschel backpack are all so damn cheery, and somehow work well together.
A utility jumpsuit with a little bit of definition at the waist, for a more feminine silhouette.
I do love a dark floral, and this top just looks so easy and wearable.
A sharp shirt jacket that reminds me of something the legendary former Vogue sittings editor Tonne Goodman—who basically invented preppy tomboy chic—might wear.
Just a cute single-button blazer in a really good blue.
And speaking of the 70s, this Levi’s jacket resembles the ones worn by the cool, scary older girls who smoked cigarettes before classes in high school. But updated, and without the tobacco stench. This jacket reminds me of those girls too, but on slightly colder days.
White corduroy is just so damn crisp.
A chore jacket with a swingy shape: the cuteness.
And here are some white corduroy pants with a nice, trouser-ish cut.
I don’t know if I’m ready to wear flared pants again just yet after going pretty overboard with them in the early aughts, but perhaps you are, and these are pretty good.
Another Barbour jacket that is almost too cool for words.
Madewell’s popular Transport tote casual in corduroy, but still polished.
This Alex Mill blazer is so professor-chic.