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Autumn/Winter is the season where country fashion really takes centre stage. Neutral colour tones, country boots, wellies and warming textures and patterns. ‘Country chic’ is a classic look, combining style and practicality that has simply dominated the high street when it comes to A/W for years on end.
The versatile fashion look has a style suitable every shape, and the gorgeous neutral colour tones can be dressed up or down accordingly - working perfectly with staple wardrobe pieces.
Our ‘How to Style’ series has become increasingly popular with our readers, where we show you how to work these trends into your very own wardrobes with a few simple steps - we thought it was about time we talked you through country fashion, and how to make it work for you.
Country fashion is all about marrying practicality and style. Layering up for warmth and mixing colour and textures, there are plenty of ways to work the trend into your wardrobes. The easiest way to do so? With your footwear, of course! Country footwear is versatile, stylish, comfortable and classy - and comes in a number of styles to suit everyone. Let’s run through our favourite country fashion footwear styles.
Dubarry - Galway - Womens - Brown/Black Barbour - Horden Quilt Boot - Black Steve Madden - Gilte - Cognac Nubuck
Boots are a staple we just can’t do without when it comes to country fashion. They are the ultimate comfort footwear - and they’re so versatile too! Boots will work with jeans, leggings or tights, perfectly finishing off an outfit. They come in a variety of styles - with a heel, over-the-knee, calf-length, or ankle boots - many of which we showed you how to style in our Ankle Boots Guide. We’ve chosen some of our favourites above - three truly stunning examples. First up is the Dubarry - Galway, the epitome of country fashion. A combination of smooth and Nubuck leathers create a truly beautiful and versatile calf-length boot. The ‘Horden’ by Barbour is a gorgeous leather boot with quilted detail and gold buckle finishes. The perfect day to night boot, this Barbour offering will become your go-to boot of the season. The ‘Gilte’ is a Steve Madden offering in a stunning tan suede. In a Chelsea boot style, the ‘Gilte’ is a gorgeous boot just perfect for day-wear.
Joules - Molly Welly - Navy Dog Hunter Wellies - Original Tall Gloss - Black Barbour - Short Tartan - Print Olive
Wellies are a country fashion essential. As well as being necessary for going on long walks through varying terrains - our range of women’s wellies offers such a stylish variety you’ll want to pop them on over your jeans anyways to show them off! If we break down our selected 3 - you’ll get a little taste of some of the gorgeous prints and styles available at Cloggs. The ‘Molly Welly’ from Joules is a perfect short welly - easy to pop on over your jeans and covered in the most adorable dog print. The ‘Original Tall Gloss’ is one of Hunter’s most classic wellies, with a sleeker and more sophisticated finish. These high-cut wellies are so stylish you can get away with wearing them almost anywhere! Barbour are truly the epitome of country chic, and the ‘Short Tartan’ is no exception. In a classic bottle green with stunning tartan print, these wellies are perfect for the A/W season.
Dr Martens - 1461-59 Womens - Gaucho Crazy Horse Clarks - Hamble Oak - Dark Pewtar Metallic Barker - Sloane - Cedar
Though brogues are typically considered to be male shoes, brogues for females have been getting more and more fashionable over the coming seasons. So much so, in fact, that brogues for ladies are now a dominating country trend - which is why we just had to include them in our style guide! the ‘Gaucho Crazy Horse’ by Dr Martens is a stunning brogue with a chunky sole and beautiful brown leather upper. Versatile and comfortable too - you can’t go wrong! The ‘Hamble Oak’ is Clarks’ signature brogue, but this metallic pewtar colour is a really unique twist on a classic. We love the beautiful shiny finish - perfect for day to night wear! The ‘Sloane’ by Barker is an impeccably crafted women’s brogue designed to stand the test of time. For a stunning finish and perfect craftsmanship, this is the one for you.
We scoured Pinterest to bring you some style inspiration to nail the country fashion using your own wardrobe. We’ve showed you the footwear, now let these lovely ladies give you the inspiration for the rest of the outfit!
Which of our country fashion footwear groups do you like the most?
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