Fall is here, so let's ignore the fact that it's still in the mid-90s here in California and focus on the clothes that I'd LIKE to be wearing rather than the shorts and tank tops that have grown quite tiresome. Seriously, what I wouldn't give to be able to throw on a scarf and a pair of boots!
Anyway, the colorful jean trend doesn't look to be going anywhere, and the fall equivalent seems to be corduroy pants in fun colors. I approve! Here are a few great choices if you are digging this idea as much as I am.
First up, we have the low-cost, yet extremely cute Old Navy option. To be precise, the Women's Pop-Color Rockstar Cords. Now, a word to the wise on this one. I own this style in the denim fabric, and I had to size up. WAAAAAY UP. Like 2-3 sizes. So if you are prepared to put your ego aside in the name of cheap pants and a good color selection, then this is a good choice. But don't say you weren't warned! They have a ton of colors -- two different reds, a pink, a couple of blues and some awesome neutrals -- so this is definitely worth a try at only $34.
All right, next up we have a cute pair from the Gap: the 1969 skinny boot cords. I'm intrigued by this whole "skinny boot" concept. Is it skinny? Or is it boot-cut? IT'S BOTH. How can this be? Well, based on my research (aka extensive googling), the pants fit like skinny jeans but flare out around the ankles, so you end up with a body-conscious fit with a flattering boot opening. Sign me up! I'm on board. Now, I think these are adorable, but they are almost double the price at $59.95. (I believe I've shared my opinion on full price items at Gap, though, yes? As in, NEVER BUY THEM. Always, ALWAYS wait for 25 or 30% off.)
Creeping up a bit in price, we have the J. Crew matchstick cord.I personally am a huge fan of the matchstick fit. They are basically a straight leg, not too skinny, and they go fantastically with both heels and flats. And I feel that this yellow color needs to be in my life. It would match with neutrals but also go with darker colors! So cute. So, these are $89.50. Not super cheap, but worth investing if the fit and colors are good for you.
What do you think - will you be wearing some colorful corduroys this fall?
(Photo credits: oldnavy.com, gap.com, jcrew.com)