As winter is setting in and the fashion world is getting us excited about summer already, I have decided to take a step back and look at one of the most wearable winter trends 'country chic'. Greens and camels are all over the high street and where Barbour jackets used to be 'for country use only', in recent years they have become more than acceptable on the high street. Designers have began to think about everyday practical chic and have put an elegant twist on what would previously have been farm wear, making a sort of cross between farm-wear and granny chic but somehow making it work.
The essential for this look is to make sure you keep it feminine and fashionable. While it does allow us to be comfortable, ugly wellies, badly fitted jeans and a fleece are a definite no-no. However brogues, turned up trousers, a cape and a khaki coloured head scarf are the way forward. Keep the colour palate of greens, greys and browns, throw in a bit of tweed and wool and make the look your own. The look can be kept as classic and elegant as a twin set and pearls but don't be afraid to add some fabulous shoes or a head scarf to make the look more contemporary.
The Way to Wear it, On the StreetsTeam the look with other trends of the season as seen here, to gain a quirky look to the trend, but beware stick to two trends at max or it can look less stylish and more 'try-hard'.
The Way To Wear It, On The Catwalk
Dries Van Noten
CelineEven the king of urbanwear Alexander Wang even played on the country chic theme with woolen capes.
Inspiration: The Land Girls.
The Way To Wear It; Shop The Look, Save
Leather cross body bag, Topshop, £32, www.topshop.com
Cordoroy bell bottoms, £39.99, www.zara.com
Woolen Cape, Zara, £99, www.zara.com
Wooden Heel Shoe Boots, Asos, £110, www.asos.com
The Way to Wear It; Shop The Look , Splurge
Faux Fur Collar Coat, Lanvin, £3,725, www.matchesfashion.com
Grey Faux Fur Collar, Liberty of London, £160, www.liberty.co.uk
'Sean' Feadora hat, Maison Michel, £215, www.brownsfashion.com
Pleated wool knit cape sweater, Salvatore Ferragamo, £1195.40, www.luisaviaroma.com pleated wool mini skirt, Chloe, £1235, www.netaporter.com