Farmwear might have to be practical but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Whether you’re going solo to check on the horses or heading into town for an auction or community event, go in comfort and style with these top country fashion trends for autumn/winter 2016:
For both men and women, beautifully tailored clothing featured heavily as all the major fashion labels launched their AW16 collections and on the country scene, the classy range available from Irish brand, Jack Murphy Clothing ticks all of this year’s trend boxes.
Sculpted, herringbone tweed scarves and skirts, cable knit sweaters, slim-fitting shirts and a selection of blazers and jackets all feature in this range of elegantly tailored clothing which offers men and women a fashionable but functional fit.
According to the style gurus at Vogue, heels, buckles and long boots are key trends this year and that makes adopting some serious catwalk style out and about in the country a breeze.
Take your pick from leading brands like Barbour, Ariat or Dubarry who are all offering high quality stylish designs that are robust and practical enough to withstand the weather and get you comfortably through the tasks of the day.
Fashion, wherever it’s worn should always contain an element of fun, and the odd splash of colour, either built-in to your clothing or added to it through accessories is a great way to add fun and an element of variety to your wardrobe.
For men, colour splashes are most easily achieved with socks, ties and handkerchiefs. For ties, Equetech are offering primary colours in bold stripe or spot prints while Sax are offering an understated yet subtly more playful range featuring fox, pheasant and rabbit motifs. For socks, the only choice this year has to be the House of Cheviot. Their snug merino wool range includes a veritable riot of colour for the country gent this year.
For ladies, it is Joules who come up trumps again for the autumn/winter season. Their colourful and proudly playful range includes a wide, on-trend selection of hot pink clothing and accessories including everything from bright wellington boots and shirts to purses and tassel keyrings.
But why stop with your wardrobe? Brighten up those winter chores by adding a splash of colour to them too. Fynalite are offering a range of colourful farm tools, while Shires are providing a wide selection of grooming accessories in pink, green, purple and blue.
Accessories are what differentiate the style from the individual so personalise any outfit you wear this winter with a few well-chosen little extras.
For ladies, oversized pieces of jewellery including anything from heavy bracelets and necklaces to brooches a single long-drop earring are a key trend. Alternatively, chokers, statement belts and elbow-length gloves are in, as are sunglasses which simply never go out of style. And this hat is just gorgeous for the farm or for a day out.
For gents, keychains and leather gloves make an appearance but the humble and timeless flat cap is the accessory of choice for country wear this year. Adding interest to smart and casual looks alike, classic caps from Barbour and Jack Murphy remain on trend for 2016.
You can get all of the casual and chic country clothing, footwear and accessories you need for AW16 from all of these leading brands and many more, online or in-store from Chelford Farm Supplies.
Disclaimer: This post was written in conjunction with Chelford Farm Supplies