Styling White Corduroys

I never thought I could pull off white cords during the winter until last year when I began to see them pop up, more and more. I picked up a pair this past fall at the Ralph Lauren Factory, and have found they are very easy to style and look fresh during the colder months.

If you want to wear white pants during the winter, I highly suggest cords over jeans. The trick to pulling them off is wearing them as a thicker material with a texture as opposed to something you would wear during the spring/summer.


Boots will definitely play a part in “winterizing” the white (or off white) cords.


Layering, especially with a thick heavy sweater, is the easiest way to keep your pants from emulating a spring/summer look.


White on white (or again, off white/cream) CAN be done, but be careful to make sure all the items used are strictly winter items. I wore a heavy fisherman’s sweater with these cords, and paired it with boots, a peacoat, and a larger belt in order to pull off the white on white look.


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I originally tried styling these cords with a navy and white striped turtleneck, but it made the entire look seem more nautical and a little out of place for winter. Stripes can be done with the pant (such as a sweater with thick stripes), but be mindful of how it affects the style of the whole look.

The above are all my own opinions on how to style white cords, however, you don’t need to follow my rules if you have a different style. White cords can look “high fashion” or even edgy when paired with different items, I’m just a little more conservative in that area. 😉

How do you style white cords?



7 Comments on Styling White Corduroys

  1. Alicja
    January 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm (8 years ago)

    I was looking for a site as yours for years and then I saw your Instagram account. I read your blog in one day and I can’t wait for more. I also read a blog about male fashion style, but it is in my native language, Polish, . Probably there is option to translate it, but I recommend it. Sorry for my English.
    I am so glad that eventually I found you.

    • thedressdecoded
      January 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm (8 years ago)

      thanks for reading!

  2. Jaclyn
    January 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm (8 years ago)

    Such a great post! I am pretty hesitant about wearing white pants in the winter months but these are some great styling tips! I follow you on instagram and this is my first time venturing over to your blog. It’s so cute!

    • thedressdecoded
      January 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm (8 years ago)

      thank you for checking it out, I really appreciate it!

  3. Catie
    May 9, 2015 at 4:06 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Robin, just discovered your blog and I love it! You have great style and always look lovely. I was wondering, are you wearing the LL Bean signature fisherman sweater in this post? And if so could you tell me anything about the sizing? Did you size up like some reviewers suggest? I would like to order one, but am in the UK so would really like to get the right size first time! Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    • thedressdecoded
      May 14, 2015 at 10:15 am (8 years ago)

      Hi Catie!

      Thank you so much for reading, I am just now seeing this so hopefully you’ll see my response before ordering. I did size up. I’m normally a XS/S, but I ordered a Medium and it’s perfect. The LL Bean Signature sweater is a dream, you’ll own it for life and it will just get better with age. 🙂

      • Catie
        May 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm (8 years ago)

        Thank you so much for your advice, will order one now! 🙂


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