A few months ago, I got a great deal on two pairs of Adriano Goldschmied skinny cords, a charcoal grey pair and a tan pair. The former were a slam dunk as a new wardrobe favourite; the latter I bought mostly because the fit was too good to pass up at that price ($20 a pair). My issue with the tan pair is that I don’t typically wear light coloured pants, especially in shades like beige or tan; I feel like I end up looking more bottom-heavy than I already am when I wear them. But, like I said, this AG pair was so comfy, it seemed like a shame not to buy them, and a bigger shame to relegate them to the back of my closet.

So, I challenged myself to find at least 3 ways to wear them – and then actually, well, wear them. Once I started brain-storming outfits, I was on a roll! So much so that I ended up with way more than 3 outfits. Tan is a great neutral – something of a revelation to yours truly, who has very little of it in her closet. I loved all of the looks I put together for these AG cords, so I decided to show them all to you. Here are the first 3; stay tuned for part 2 later this week!

The first set of outfits has a blue theme, since so many shades of it work great with tan. As always, I worked my nail polish into the theme too.

Take One: navy + teal

what i wore
Essie Go Overboard

I had forgotten how great this Essie polish looks! It’s a subdued, smoky teal (a bit lighter than the shown in the photo)

what i wore
Pants, Adriano Goldschmied (Kijiji); shirt, J. Crew (via eBay); cardigan, J. Crew (via eBay); shoes, Tory Burch (consignment); bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

what i wore

what i wore
Bracelets, Links of London
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Earrings, J. Crew Factory Store

Take Two: sea foam + leopard

1 item 3 ways
Essie Sag Harbor

Can I just say – I love this (ungodly sounding) pairing of seafoam-y blue, cognac and leopard! So pretty!

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Pants, Adriano Goldschmied (Kijiji); blouse, Simons; cardigan, J. Crew (via eBay); shoes, Anne Klein; bag, Coach (vintage)

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Watch, Fossil; bracelet, Tory Burch

Take Three: periwinkle + cobalt blue

1 Item 3 Ways
Essie Bikini So Teeny

This may be my current favourite “uniform”: button down shirt, crew-neck sweater, slim-cut cropped pants. It’s basically all I want to wear, even if it’s not particularly breastfeeding friendly.

Add a pop of colour, and consider it done!

1 Item 3 Ways
Pants, Adriano Goldschmied; shirt, no label (consignment); sweater, J. Crew Factory; shoes, J. Crew (consignment); bag, Coach (vintage)

1 Item 3 Ways

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Brooch, vintage (via eBay)
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Bracelets, Swarovski + J. Crew Factory

Check back later this week for another 3 takes on these AG cords!

7 Comments on 1 Item 3 Ways: Adriano Goldschmied Skinny Cords

  1. I love that last outfit especiall – super classic – – but I’m with you, I looooovvvee the seafoam and leopard, though doubt I would have EVER tried pairing those together! Gorg!

  2. SO inspired by your outfits!! All fantastic. Curious how you are so put together only a few months after baby – was it easier to feel like yourself again the second time around? I’ve only now started to be interested in wearing anything other than stretchy pants and I’m one year post-partum with my first!

    • Thank you!

      Honestly, it is easier in some ways this time around, because I am less overwhelmed mentally and emotionally ( and I have a tremendous amount of help from my mom). I find that this is one of the few things I get to do for me; obviously, I love clothes so it’s like a hobby in some ways. But in other ways, this post-partum period has been more difficult, because my body hasn’t “bounced back” in the same way as before. So, in a sense, I am working at re-discovering myself, style-wise.

      Realistically, the outfits I show on the blog are “special occasion” ones, or things I plan to wear once I’m done breast feeding and/or I’m back to work. For the most part, they are not really suitable or convenient for the majority of my day, dealing with a newborn. No one would be interested in seeing my daily “mom uniform”, believe me! Nursing tank and yoga pants for the win! So take it all with a grain of salt, as it were – I don’t look like this every day.

      I will go back to doing regular What I Wore (I.e. actual outfits) once my life goes back to being somewhat more interesting 😉

  3. I love the seafoam and leopard – but the navy and cobalt is pretty nice too! When it’s cold like it’s going to be tomorrow, that becomes my work uniform too – blouse, sweater, and pants. (Although usually for me it’s a longer, wide-leg pant I wear with heels. I need to find some skinny shorter pants for winter that I can wear with flats!) I have light beige khakis from Joe – and I own leopard print flats! Now I just need my own seafoam cardi….

  4. I like all the outfits! I don’t know if it’s the light or what, but on the pictures, the color of the cords matches your hair color; it’s cool!

    • Yeah, it’s the lighting in the room, which makes the colours seem more saturated; blame it on oh-so-not-professional iPhone photos, LOL! Although, my hair is probably closer to that tan/cognac colour than I’d like to admit. It’s red, dammit! 😉