Shoutout to corduroy for being the heartiest, warmest, most nostalgic material on the planet. People rep cotton, but corduroy is what my overalls in the second grade were made out of and I can't say that about cotton now can I? A pair of skinny cords was all the rage according to fall trend lists past, but I didn't see too much of it this year and it surprised me given the 90s redux that's going so strong lately. But that could also be due to the kindergarten arts and crafts teacher vibe the corduroy skirt gives off sometimes.
That's where the crop top comes in whoo! Tight, but high necked for a touch of conservatism. Midriff, but just a hint of it. Basically my trick for styling corduroy anything is to avoid looking like a middle school art teacher. Oversized sweaters with high heeled boots get the thumbs up, but maybe say no to a colorful turtleneck. It's really just about moderation! Corduroy to me is childhood and warmth, so wearing a corduroy skirt with a pile of scarves and colorful tights and crazy hair accessories is too close to my elementary school style. Plus, I like the fun of taking a more cold weather textile and wearing it in 70 degree weather with my summer croptop so that's just me.