How to Style the Retro Pants That Are Coming Back

Retro seems to be the new normal these days, with styles like flare jeans and round sunglasses more popular than ever. In particular, it's the retro-chic vibe of the '70s that keeps delivering the coolest must-have trends time and again. It's the decade that keeps on giving, with designers pulling various bits of inspiration from its iconic look each season. Right now corduroy is having a moment, and the '70s-inspired fabric feels so right in all the coolest fall outfits. But the question of how to go about styling a pair of corduroy pants without looking like an extra in That '70s Show is another story. Corduroy pants are inherently autumnal in nature, so to test the waters of the style, lean into that rich fall color palette, and opt for a pair in burgundy, mustard, or brown. High-waisted, cropped, and flare cuts all look ultra cool with a corduroy finish, and if there's one styling trick that's worth knowing, it's about pairing corduroy pants with a knit sweater or lightweight turtleneck.

Almost ready to jump the gun on the retro pair? Keep reading to see what to wear with corduroy pants to bring the '70s style into 2017.

Pair a burgundy pair with equally rich fall colors like mustard and navy.

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Top off the look with an of-the-moment baker boy hat.

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Suit up—a matching jacket-and-trouser combo looks instantly put together.

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Style a high-waisted pair with a simple ribbed knit sweater and accessorize like a French girl with a gold coin necklace and a bucket bag.

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Give corduroy pants an elevated feel by wearing with a chunky-knit cropped sweater and edgy leather bag.

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Don't shy away from color. Bright fuchsia feels so fresh paired with a red turtleneck.

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Try a relaxed fit, and style with a simple white T-shirt and a cool shearling jacket.

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One word: ankle boots. A heeled boot gives the right amount of lift to flared corduroy pants.

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Put a cool tomboy twist on a pair by wearing with a graphic tee, denim jacket, and combat boots.

A neutral shade always works with this material.

If you're still unsure about trying out corduroy pants, try this burgundy color that's easy to style with all your wardrobe basics.

Cropped flares to wear with all your ankle boots.

Slightly cropped with a cinching waist belt gives this a menswear-inspired feel.

Buy with the matching blazer, and re-create the third look.

The button details make this pair more contemporary than retro.

Cropped flares are the pant silhouette of the season.

Yes, you can wear pink corduroy pants, and yes, you can rock them.