WIW: skinny cords 3 ways

It's skinny corduroys week here in the Firecracker abode. I'm wearing them for the third day in a row.

The outfits (worn for days mostly off, and to teach a couple of sewing classes):
1-2: teal skinny corduroys (Kut from the Kloth, Diana); aqua merino boxy sweater with stepped hem (Eileen Fisher) over steel gray tee (made by me); silver toned belt; gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma).

3-5: stone fitted corduroys (Patagonia); black, gray, taupe, and teal abstract bubble-print tee (made by me); long charcoal cardigan (Halogen); pewter cutout belt (Fossil); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green, Jano); gray and brown wool coat (made by me); black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera). These are the ones I just bought, to replace the Eddie Bauer ones that were feeling too tight. 

6-7: olive skinny corduroys (Kut from the Kloth, Diana); white and brown scroll-print burnout knit tunic (made by me); cropped black denim moto jacket (Free People); olive distressed suede tall boots (Donald J. Pliner, Devi 3).
This tunic is one that some of you suggested I might cut off to be asymmetric. Instead of cutting it, I decided to tie the two ends from the slit at the hem on one side--viola! an asymmetric hem.

Maybe I'll wear skinny corduroys again tomorrow. I have one more pair before I'd have to start repeating! Any thoughts on styling?

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

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13 Comments

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    I love the way you have styled your skinny cords.  I am on the road and I packed my dark brown skinny Fidelity cords.  I find them so comfy in the winter.

    Love your colour combinations.  Wish I lived closer so I could take a sewing class from you. 

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    i  ordered a pair of skinny cords from Jcrew that arrived last night, so this was a timely post! love how you have styled them. i'm especially taken with #3/4. love the long sweater with the skinnies, and the light pants with the dark topper.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Those Diana cords really suit you so well. The cut is just perfection on you. Maybe that's why #1 and #3 especially appeal to me. How clever of you to tie the tunic for the asymmetrical line (without the sewing!) Gives you more options. 

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    Love them all! How brilliant to tie the sides to make an assymetrical hem! I love the long lean lines with your long cardi! And the aqua top in #1 looks so nice and soft and drapey. As usual your shoe/boots add panache :)

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Well, those just kept getting better and better, and the third one had me seriously swooning.  I absolutely love the proportions on this... the crop jacket, the asymmetrical hemline... AWESOME.

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    Sharan! Is that really the color of the teal KUT cords?!?! I hadn't been considering them bc in the nordies pic they look turquoise and not a deep rich teal, but in your pics they look like my favorite teal shade.

    Love all of these stylings, especially the last one. The asymmetrical top solution is brilliant and I think it really works here.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    I think cords are hard to style and have one AT pair that I haven't worn at all this season. I need to take lessons from you as mine always feel sloppy. The Diana skinnies look wonderful on you and I can't pick a favorite. How do you keep your cords looking good? After a few washings, mine look ready for the rag bag, no matter what the brand.

  • texstyle replied 3 years ago

    These look great but I love the outfit in #6 because it's fun and unexpected with that crop jacket I guess.

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    Wow! You set the bar high for day off outfits and you rock the long cardigan. I absolutely adore the asymmetric tunic with the moto. How clever of you to tie it! It's amazing. Fab x 3!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    I'm loving the mint in the middle of Winter - wooohooo - and the high contrast looks with the Winter white. 

    You're doing a great job of styling your skinny cords, Sharon. No help needed. xo

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!

    Style Fan, your Fidelity cords sound wonderful. I am a fan of Fidelity jeans and currently have one pair that I wear. Their denim is so soft and comfy, I imagine the cords are the same way.

    Suz, yes, I wasn't ready to chop the top, as it were. And I was also lazy about doing it, I'll admit. But I also tried tying both sides, and I like that look for a different outfit.

    Diana, the teal cords are definitely darker in person. They match the plaid cardi I'm showing below in Finds, too, to give you another perspective.

    Joy, I think a lot depends on the fabric. The Kut from the Kloth
    cords really hold their color and texture. Moreso than my Eddie Bauer
    ones, which get that worn-in look after awhile.

    Thanks, Jackie, Elizabeth, Texstyle, Kellygirl, and Angie!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you for addressing my question. For warm and very casual, I may have to try some Kut Diana skinny cords. I wear my Diana skinny jeans all the time.

  • Jenny H replied 3 years ago

    You look great in all of these. And I am Wowed by the tying to create the asymmetric hem!

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