Beddgelert, Snowdonia

Fashion | November 16, 2017


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Especially now that it’s autumn/winter the English country look is perfect to wear. Why is that you’re asking? Well, it has a lot to do with the more toned downed colours that mainly consist of brown, darker green and burgundy shades. If you love this style as much as me, you should follow my Pinterest board Classic English Country Style because you can find loads of inspirations there.


The great thing about this style is that you can basically build it up by buying new items throughout the year. They are easy to combine and you will love them for many many years to come because they couldn’t be more timeless.


Here’s what you will need:


A plaid blazer


It goes without saying that a plaid blazer is a must not only because it’s en vogue this season. It’s literally a basic to create this look.


A waistcoat


I bought this velvet waistcoat a while ago at Cordings who are specialists when it comes to country wear. It’s funny that velvet is currently very trendy but has always been an essential with the country style. If you don’t like velvet, you can also choose a plaid waistcoat or a beautiful gilet. Barbour always has amazing ones.


A plaid shirt


Need I say more? A plaid shirt is one of the staples, they are extremely versatile and I’m wearing them all the time; plus they are great for hiking too. english country look


A pair of corduroy trousers


I’m wearing one from Old Navy and it’s one of the things I’m having on repeat. You will need a pair in brown, dark green or burgundy or if you have one of each colour even better. english country look


A pair of riding boots


You can’t go wrong with a great pair of brown riding boots. They should be flat because that will make them even more classic.


A satchel bag


You don’t always have to be the owner of the lastest It-bag. It might be nice to have it but we often get tired of it very quickly because wherever we look everybody seems to have it. A satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company is less expensive but no less beautiful. To make it even more unique you can have it embossed at a little extra charge which I did with one of mine (here).



A long brown wool scarf


Another one of the basics. I think a scarf always adds that little extra touch and a brown colour is the best.


You might like the little video we shot featuring this outfit and which you can find on my YouTube channel.
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Linking to Not Dressed as Lamb / Not Dead Yet Style / Jodie’s Touch of Style


Ruth Mortimer

Hi Kirsten, you are looking wonderful and starting to look more English than the English! I love this look. Great photos! Ruth x


I do? Haha, what a lovely compliment, thank you Ruth. I really loved the train and we can’t wait to go on a ride next year.x


Oh that scenery! Fantastic! We usually visit Sussex and Somerset, I have only been once in Wales. It was fabulous! All those little waterfalls. And we had lunch in a pub with the most wonderfull service! I think I will try to copy your look one day!


Thank you Nancy. Yes, there are wonderful places to see, so much nature and dramatic landscape, highly recommended.x


How great to hear Jodie. I do love a proper English country style. And I can’t tell you how gorgeous this train was, we’re booking tickets for 2018.x


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