By now you would have noticed the trend that is unavoidable and amazing; corduroy.

Having suffered a few turbulent decades since the 70’s, the ridged fabric is a soft spot for many due to its nostalgic flare. The modern takes on the fabric is all the rage, with designers getting super creative with silhouettes and colours.

I suspect that this warm, useful fabric will stay on trend throughout the winter, and even into next year’s spring, so it’s time to get on board with it!

Figuring out how to wear corduroy with a modern feel should be a high priority on your winter style list as it is one of the world’s most aesthetically divisive fabrics. You can choose from corduroy pants, corduroy jackets, corduroy skirts, corduroy dresses and even jumpsuits. The trend works when you combine the fabric with casual clothing and the smaller the rib the more modern it will look.

A season favourite in the fabric of note is the shirt dress, they are comfortable, flattering and polished and are one of those pieces that is such a great investment because you get so many looks out of one basic staple. The old-school flare pant makes for a perfect season alternative to your blue jeans whilst adding a sense of polish to your more casual outfit choices. For a cool go-to-weekend look I love to layer up on them and play with the silhouette with the token jumper waist tie or an oversized bag that can double as a weekender when you have loads on the go.

Corduroy is a mainstay for winter because the makeover has made such an impact which I think is due to the more flattering cuts and delicious colours that are bound to become cult favourites. Aubergine, olive green and the injection of charcoal grey are all oozing this seasons confidence at Wintergardens newest minimalist shopping destination, COS.

So, if you want to add some corduroy pieces to your wardrobe it can be done. The fabrics durable, soft and when worn right, very aesthetically pleasing. The good thing about this fabric is that you can experiment with colours as long as they aren’t too bright!

Corduroy is now trending at Wintergarden’s wardrobe essential, COS.

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.