No Brit is ever far from the countryside, and as a nation nobody beats us on country dressing that is stylish, classy and keeps us warm and dry in our decidedly undecided weather! Classic British country fashion can be dressed up or down to match your own personal style. Whether its Kate Moss at Glastonbury festival with her Hunter wellies and waxed hat paired with denim cutoffs and a cigarette or the ever fashionable Chipping Campden set throwing a tweed field coat over a patterned maxi dress with a pair of jodhpur boots, British country style is about incorporating high quality heritage pieces into your wardrobe that you’ll wear and love for years to come.
Below I run through a few of my current favourites from the new season at some of the high streets best loved country brands.
Pairing heritage-inspired tweed with our hand-drawn pheasant-print lining, this charming coat has its roots firmly in the British countryside. Brass trims, a stand-up suede collar and a feminine silhouette work alongside a host of functional features to lift this timeless piece well and truly out of the ordinary.
After a coat that’s both irresistibly cosy and office-ready? Here it is. For brisk spring walks and cool morning commutes, this warm woollen coat is just the job. The Italian knitted wool gives it a naturally soft hand-feel and keeps you snug from the funnel neck right down to your knees, with an easy, concealed pop fastening.
Things we love about this sweater: the chunky yarn, colourful Fair Isle pattern and cosy high neckline. We’re pretty certain you’re going to fall for it too.
A key capsule piece, this cosy jumper is made from a wool mix with a hint of cashmere for a soft feel against the skin. Relaxed in shape, it includes smoked shell buttons as a fastening detail down the centreback and a layer of silk on the cuffs for contemporary touches. Wear with jeans for laidback weekends.
Go all-out with this contrast-trimmed coat. With contrast tipping around the pockets and collar, as well as down the front, is a contemporary twist on colourblocking. Smarten up your casuals by teaming it with skinny jeans and boots or slip it over a tailored dress in the evening.
Cut from cord fabric that’s a modern update on a classic favourite, this scene-stealing trench coat will have you looking forward to chilly weather. It wears its style-statement credentials for all to see: double-breasted closure, slim lines, flattering waist tie. And it’s supersoft to the touch. Peep inside to reveal a flash of the eye-popping Union Jack lining.
What do you get when you cross a classic country look with a modern, sleek city style? A must-have blazer like this one. The British tweed and button-up front is a nod to its heritage but is tailored in the shape of the season. A secret contrast lining keeps things relaxed enough for weekend wear too. This flattering shape is also available in cord and ponte – which will you choose?
This fit-and-flare dress is classically elegant, with a stand collar and three-quarter sleeves for a vintage feel. The structured ottoman fabric offers a flattering finish, plus there’s a choice of vibrant colours. Perfect from boardroom to bar.
Decorated in a feminine wild flower print, this dress is styled in an on-trend maxi length. Long sleeved and cut with a relaxed fit, it has a drawstring tie to cinch at the waist for a flattering silhouette. Details include ruffles at the hem and a frill detail around the collar and centrefront placket. Self covered buttons and a sheer outer fabric gives this fully lined dress the perfect finish. Pair with heeled boots for chic winter dressing.
Perfect for wet weather conditions, this women’s Wellington Boot has been at the heart of the Hunter Original brand since its introduction in 1956. Formed of natural rubber, each pair is made from 28 hand-cut parts and assembled over three days on an aluminium last bespoke to Hunter, before being vulcanised for superior protection. Featuring the Hunter Original tread pattern, and a comfortable polyester lining, this classic black waterproof boot is a rainy-day necessity.
Whether you’re rambling across country or running errands in town, this feather-trimmed fedora promises to lend an air of elegance (and dependable warmth) to your look.