Countryside Wardrobe Essentials
I can't believe I'm writing this! I grew up in the countryside and HATED it, I wanted nothing more than to move to the city. Now, I've ended up back in the countryside! And my style has changed to match. I love the equestrian aesthetic.
I'm on an ongoing journey to build a capsule wardrobe that incorporates my newfound countryside style, ensuring my items are practical, wearable and of course stylish.
Holland Cooper Clothing are a great place to start if you're interested in countryside style, since they have a very concise collection and only bring out new pieces every so often. This t-shirt from their essentials range is perfect for pairing with literally everything in my wardrobe! I like the pale grey colour for Spring. I'm eyeing it up in khaki for Autumn...
I'm so glad I bought this belt from Loewe, it works perfectly with so many items in my wardrobe. For countryside looks, I'm often wearing trousers so it's nice to have a statement belt (that somehow still manages to be low-key) to keep them around my waist. I also love it for cinching in dresses and highlighting my figure.
Tan accessories are perfect for the countryside look. It's nice to channel the colours from nature so there's a lot of green and brown in my wardrobe.
Of course wellies are essential for a countryside look but I like to wear heels where I can since I'm so short! So, if it's not going to be muddy, I usually wear a pair of block-heeled boots to give me that extra lift.
I'd recommend at least two pairs of ankle boots, one in a light colour and one in a dark colour, and the same for knee-high boots. Snake-print grey is a great choice because it makes a statement while remaining a versatile neutral.
Forest green is my favourite colour for creating countryside looks. A wool wrap coat is definitely an essential for this style of dressing and I love my forest green one. It does the job of a practical black coat while standing out more.
Ted Baker are my favourite high street retailer for wrap coats. They come in a range of colours and, as they are a mix of cashmere and wool, they are very warm.
On the luxury end of the scale, I'd recommend a Burberry scarf! It elevates all of my countryside outfits and of course keeps you toasty warm.
And finally, speaking of accessories, a fedora hat, particularly in a classic neutral colour like camel, is the perfect finishing touch to any countryside look.
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