5 brilliant documentaries made for lazy day viewing
5 brilliant documentaries made for lazy day viewing

Jennifer McShane

Ali Dunworth: ‘If there’s care and thought put into sourcing, cooking, serving, and setting — you can tell’
Ali Dunworth: ‘If there’s care and thought put into sourcing, cooking, serving, and setting —...

Sarah Gill

Author’s Bookshelf: Turlough O’Riordan and Terry Clavin of ‘Irish Sporting Lives’
Author’s Bookshelf: Turlough O’Riordan and Terry Clavin of ‘Irish Sporting Lives’

Sarah Gill

What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6
What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6

Sarah Finnan

Want to elevate those everyday essentials? This new homeware drop marries style with practicality seamlessly
Want to elevate those everyday essentials? This new homeware drop marries style with practicality seamlessly

Sarah Gill

Day tripper: places to visit that are under a few hours from Cork City
Day tripper: places to visit that are under a few hours from Cork City

Sarah Finnan

The Irish fashion set on their ride or die denim
The Irish fashion set on their ride or die denim

Freya Drohan

Take a look around Rory O’Connell’s delightful Cork farmhouse
Take a look around Rory O’Connell’s delightful Cork farmhouse

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WIN a range of wellness candles from Essentials Aromatherapy
WIN a range of wellness candles from Essentials Aromatherapy

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The startling difference between raising boys and raising girls
The startling difference between raising boys and raising girls

Amanda Cassidy

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Why Corduroy Is The Coolest Fabric To Wear Right Now


By Marie Kelly
28th Oct 2017
Why Corduroy Is The Coolest Fabric To Wear Right Now

Seventies-inspired clothes have populated the runways for the past several years – flares, platforms and patchwork have slowly become staples in our wardrobe. This year, however, it’s all about corduroy. But whether you’re keen to channel the seventies or not, corduroy is one of the best fabrics for adding interest to an outfit. From pincord to wide-wale corduroy, the texture and depth it brings elevates a look instantly. I adored the dusty shade of salmon pink corduroy at Nina Ricci and Mulberry, while Marc Jacob’s rich merlot coloured cord suit was simply stunning. There are plenty of colour options in stores right now, from pastel shades to earthy brick. Take your pick.

Lemon yellow corduroy is a brave choice certainly. I love how this pair of sherbet yellow trousers have been unapologetically paired with the same shade of yellow on top. To prevent the look from becoming too saccharine, a heritage check coat adds a much-needed mannish touch.

Studio corduroy trousers, €49.95 at Zara

This a great look. It nods to the 1970s, but feels ultra modern because of the cut of the trousers (not too flared) and the simple styling (a white T-shirt brings a simple modernity to most pieces).

Corduroy trousers, €49.99 at H&M

I keep toying with the idea of dungarees… can I or can’t I at 43?! Maybe the subtly of these black corduroy dungarees could ease me into this trend?

Pocket corduroy dungarees, €49.95 at Mango

If you fancy trying a head-to-toe tonal look, these blue cords would work beautifully with indigo denim. I like the high waist and slightly cropped cut, which is great for showing off new winter boots. Wear these trousers with a pair of velvet boots for a full-on textural look.

Blue cord trousers, €105 at Finery London