How to wear corduroys

When it comes to cords, many people immediately associate them with how they can keep you warm. As functional as they are, you can definitely look good in them. It’s really not that difficult to style. You can think of them as dress pants with added texture. For this blog post, I have compiled a list of the best corduroy outfit ideas. Let’s check them out and find out which one is your favorite.

Corduroy pants with blue shirt and gray trench coat

Corduroy trousers blue shirt gray trench coat

I’ll start with a formal work outfit that looks nice and professional. Simply wear a blue shirt with a gray trench coat and black corduroy pants. A pair of black leather boots and a gray handbag are the glue that brings this outfit together.

Wear it with a denim shirt and a green blazer

Cord denim shirt blazer

Here is another chic and professional looking work outfit. However, it is more of a business casual outfit than a formal outfit. Pair a denim shirt with a green blazer, black slim corduroy pants and heels.

Wear it with a striped shirt and a gray knit sweater

gray knitted sweater striped shirt corduroy pants

This outfit is perfect for work or friends. As an example of layering, this outfit features a black and white striped shirt underneath a gray knit sweater. Pair these items with burgundy pants and black heels.

Brown corduroy trousers with a dark blue sweater

Short-sleeved dark blue sweater, brown corduroy trousers

For a fall or winter outfit that doesn’t feel bulky at all, pair a slim fitting navy sweater with brown corduroys and flats. It’s a beautiful way to dress up as a minimalist.

Flare corduroy trousers with a narrow-cut high-neck sweater

Flare Corduroy Pants High Neck Knit Jumper

Corduroy pants very often come in three different forms: skinny pants, straight-leg pants, and bell-bottoms. After sharing a few ideas on the other two, I want to show you how to style flared corduroy pants and look their best. A good example would be wearing a cream or pink slim fit high neck sweater, black corduroy pants and sandals.

Wear it with a floral blouse with sheer sleeves

Flowery blouse transparent sleeves corduroy pants

For this outfit, the blue corduroy trousers are worn almost like drainpipe jeans. Wear a floral blouse with sheer sleeves for the top and pair it with the slim corduroy pants and ankle boots. When winter comes, don’t be afraid to swap out your skinny jeans for blue corduroys sometimes. It just works.

Wear with a white button-up shirt

Corduroy pants button up white shirt

Wear a white button down shirt for minimal style. Tuck yours into gray corduroy cropped straight-leg pants and black loafers. Although the combination is easy, the result is a professional and comfortable looking outfit that you can wear to work.

Green corduroy trousers with a black knit sweater

black knit sweater green corduroy pants

Another outfit idea for wearing the flare pants would be to wear the green pants with a black high-neck slim-fit sweater.

Light brown corduroy trousers with a denim shirt and a blue blazer

brown cords denim shirt blazer Taylor Swift

For a totally chic and colorful outfit, you can wear a denim shirt with a blue blazer over it. Then combine them with tan corduroy trousers and fleece ankle boots. Carry a beautiful yellowish handbag to complete this stunning outfit.

Gray pants with denim jacket

gray corduroy trousers t-shirt denim jacket

Try this outfit idea for a nice and casual look and use a matching color combination. Wear a light gray t-shirt with gray corduroy trousers and tonal ankle boots. The key to this outfit is the short blue denim jacket.

Short-sleeved white lace top with flared pants

Flare corduroy pants white lace top

This outfit is quite unique on the list. Wearing a white lace short-sleeved top with flared corduroys and boots. And the felt hat adds a lot of character to this outfit. If you are interested in similar outfit ideas, read our blog post on other fedora outfit ideas.

Wear it with a light blue denim jacket

Light Blue Denim Jacket Cord Flare Pants

Although I have already talked about other outfit ideas related to the denim jacket. Your outfit can look completely different if you replace your typical denim jacket with a light blue one.

Corduroy trousers with denim shirt and white knit sweater

Cord skinny pants white knit sweater

This is an outfit idea that shows how skinny corduroy pants can even be worn as if they were leggings. Just wear the gray skinny pants with a denim shirt and a white knit sweater. Complement this elegant and simple looking outfit with ankle boots.

Wear yours with the matching corduroy jacket

Drawstring suit with jacket and pants

As a completely different outfit idea, this one shows how corduroy can look pretty decent even in the form of a suit. Simply combine the gray corduroy jacket with the matching trousers. Pair it with white heels and a green high neck sweater

White corduroy pants with military jacket


For fans of military jackets or for those of you who like to look a little tougher sometimes, this outfit idea is for you. Just wear a white blouse and white skinny corduroy pants. Combine them with fleece boots and especially with the stylish military jacket.

Up to this point, I hope you have realized that corduroy pants are a wonderful product in the cold winter. By understanding that not only do they work, but they also look beautiful and are also very versatile. So the next time you find that the jeans, dress pants, or even leggings you’re wearing aren’t keeping you warm enough, try the corduroy pants. As mentioned, they come in different shapes, with the flared pants looking more unique, while the straight leg and slim pants are very easy to match with your usual outfit. Try out the outfit ideas I just shared with you. I’m pretty sure you would find many of these very easily. If you like this list, be sure to check out many other outfit ideas we’ve put together to share fashion knowledge with as many people as possible.

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