Living in England has its benefits and a luscious and enviable countryside is definitely one of them.
I love my weekends out in the country, where I can go for long walks or just relax with a nice book and a cup of tea. I also love packing for rural getaways!
Plenty of warm hues and a country-chic vibe, discover my picks and shop the selection here on Almost Essential.
SAINT LAURENT – Shearling-lapel Leather Biker Jacket
Add some edge to your outfit with this leather biker jacket. I love the 80s feel and the rich tan colour. Plus, it has a soft black shearling lining to keep you warm and cosy. Wear it with your favourite trousers and a cool pair of ankle boots.
ADAM LIPPES – Geometric-intarsia Wool-bend Sweater
Warm and soft, this wool and cashmere blend is knitted with a nice geometric pattern. Wear it with your favourite trousers or skirt and add a stylish pair of boots and a biker jacket for an urban twist. If you prefer plain beautiful luxurious cashmere, go for Emma Jane Knight collection, her stylish togs would look amazing in the country too.
CHURCH’S – Ofelia Leather Knee-high Boots
If you are after a timeless piece, these knee-high boots are definitely worth the investment. They can be worn in any occasion and they will give an extra pinch of chic to your whole outfit. They look amazing with a skirt and impeccable with trousers.
ELIE TAHARI – Roxanna Suede Trousers
These flattering trousers perfectly combine style with comfort. Made from luxurious suede with a hint of natural stretch, they will soon become one of your favourite items this season. Match them with ankle boots or knee-high boots and a tailored jacket.
LUISA BECCARIA – Hound’s-tooth Checked Single-breasted Wool Jacket
You cannot go to the countryside without a tweed jacket, right? This wool, single-breasted one is my pick for the season. Perfectly tailored to slim your waist, it is both flattering and comfortable. Match it with colourful trousers to keep the country vibe alive and kicking.
STELLA MCCARTNEY – Fair Isle-intarsia Oversized Wool-knit Cardigan
Perfect for cold-weather layering, this oversized cardigan is another must-have you need in your autumn wardrobe. It has a relaxed silhouette and it is embellished with a multicoloured pattern. Throw it over your outfit to keep yourself fashionably warm.
MIU MIU – Mid-rise Flared-leg Corduroy Trousers
Embrace the 70s vibe with these flared-leg corduroy trousers. Pair them with chunky boots and a tailored jacket to enhance their retro-chic taste. Love the colour, so rich and warm!
SEE BY CHLOÉ – Leather and Suede Ankle Boots
Enhance your autumnal tweeds with these stylish ankle boots. Both nice and functional, they are perfect for long walks in the countryside. Wear them with casual trousers for a relaxed, off-duty look.
Now you just need a great book and you are ready for your weekend away. Need some advice on what to read? Contact Venetia on Almost Essential, she is the best! You could also bring to your host this beautiful coffee table book, Second Bloom by Cathy Graham which would look at home on a country coffee table.