Since life became more casual, our “off-duty” style has become more important. Denim will always reign supreme, but this season there’s a new kid on the block – corduroy!

Layering cord

Nothing works harder than a great pair of jeans except perhaps a fabulous pair of corduroy trousers. The Ella straight leg in alpine green is a great addition to your wardrobe, gliding effortlessly from weekday to weekend. Cord is an excellent texture for layering: here, we’ve teamed it with a pretty frilled denim shirt and a chunky cream tank top - an essential styling piece for autumn.

Cord for boys

Style needle cord stretch jeans with a preppy twist – just add a denim shirt under a knitted cardi. This look is perfect for smarter occasions as the jeans are structured, meaning they’ll work with brogues and leather boots. Cord is hard-wearing, durable and – just like denim – gets better with age.

The style of your life

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