Country Set's Most Stylish Wear On The Weekend
The Duke and Duchess of Rutland’s daughter Lady Alice Manners is well-versed in the practice of getting country attire just right.
Indeed, her sartorial talent was spotted at a young age by Pandora Delevingne- mother of Poppy and Cara. Now she divides her time between modelling assignments, styling the countryside’s best dressed and escaping to Belvoir Castle, the family seat to ride.
One of the best finds yet is this slightly patterned, two-tone gilet by Brunello Cucinelli. I love the dramatic effect of an oversized hood (and they’re also great for hiding from people you don’t want to see!). I’ve kept the tweed element subtle with these well-fitting House of Bruar trousers. They’re a super versatile piece that doesn’t contest the boldness of the gilet.
Bryony Daniels is a true country enthusiast. Like someone from a bygone era, she has that elegant old-school feel. Her personal style is heavily influenced by the women in her family and her surroundings, but she never forgets to add a touch of fun to her look. This Cabbages & Roses gingham dress is an unusual piece to team with tweed and fur, however, it is a reminder that personality is key to creating a unique look. The houndstooth cape by Farlows picks out the berry tones in the dress and boots beautifully, while the fur scarf adds an earthy feel.
Daisy Knatchbull, publicist for Savile Row tailoring house Huntsman, couldn’t be better-placed to showcase an artful tweed clash. I’m in love with her beautifully cut waistcoat and cropped trouser ensemble, a fashion-forward take on the traditional tweed two-piece. If pattern-mixing poses too serious a challenge to your sensibilities, then why not emulate Daisy and experiment with a more subtle clash? I’m talking about her blue tweed slippers, which pick up on the colour of her blouse and offer a masculine finish to this superb look.
Gone are the days when your tweed outfit had to match from head to toe. Sometimes clashing tweeds can be so wrong that it’s right, provided the two tweeds complement each other in colour or check size. These culottes from The House of Bruar have a fun, modern fit, proving that tweed doesn’t have to be aging. I’ve styled them with my favourite Alexander McQueen blazer and a dash of red in the form of my Helen Moore beret.
Leather is my go to material to add some sass to a look; it is also incredibly versatile, it works for a night in the city or a stroll in the country. These dark brown, super flattering cigarette cut trouser I am wearing are ideal for tucking into a walking boot and setting off for a wonder in the woods. Teaming them with this bright Holland and Holland sweater, matching neck scarf, a touch of tweed and a khaki green lightweight coat creates a fun autumnal feeling for those greyer fall days.
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