Country Style Essential Items

No matter how much I try, the countryside is and always will be a part of me. Even though I grew up in a town, on the weekends I would spend them at my grandparents in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, running around in open fields, pretending to catch fish in the canal and general enjoying the fresh air. I am so pleased that I have been able to raise my children in the countryside too, giving them the experiences and more that I loved as a child.

Now there is a different style set for living in the country, fashionable and practical at the same time. A really important aspect of country clothing is durability as well as comfort and style. Having clothes that look good, feel great and can withstand the mud and barbwire fences is a must for country life!

Joules Hardy Tweed Field CoatA

Here is The Go To Mum’s Country Style Essential Items:

Wellies. Wellies have been an essential part of my wardrobe since just before Christmas. I need them to walk the dog, hang my washing out and take the kids to school. Mud is everywhere we are here, especially on our front door step!

Jacket. A good quality warm yet fashionable jacket is as essential as the wellies, which is why it is mentioned second on the list. Tweed jackets are some of my most favorite as they look fabulous at the same time as being practical. If I was to choose a tweed jacket for myself I’d go for one of the tweed jackets from Joules , they last a lifetime and look great even when you leave the countryside and venture into urban life.

Hat. Where we live is very open and on the side of a hill which, when the wind gets up, is very cold and extremely windy. Having a good hat is what can make walking the dog in these conditions an enjoyable chore. A waterproof hat is always an added bonus but at present I currently have a simple wooly one to keep my ears warm.

These are just three of my top country-style essential items, what would you add to your list?

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  • Ali

    Though we don’t live in the country wellies, warm coat and hat are worn here too!

    Can’t live without wellies, even a dog walk to the park see’s me wearing them and so easy to slip on and off saves getting muddy hands taking other shoes or boots off!

    • Kizzy

      Very true!

  • Very smart coat. We need welly’s too round here x

  • Love the look of this jacket.
    Since moving out of London I really embraced a country style πŸ™‚

  • Sounds like a lovely lifestyle! A nice warm, wooly scarf would be mine. I can’t bear having a cold neck. Plus some toasty leather gloves!

  • That jacket is lovely – I’d have to add gloves to the mix as my hands get freeeezing!

  • I like a nice bit of vintage tweed. Can’t beat a nice wooly hat and scarf either!

  • Great post. I few up in cities, so never quite understood what t is like to live in the countryside. Actually, therΓ©s not really much countryside here, as evennow that I live in a small village, it doesn’t have mch nature to it.

  • My wellies have never been so well-used as they have this year! I think everyone must own a pair by now, even my husband is considering it!

  • We live in the country and I love it! I would never move into a town now. I love my wellies πŸ™‚ hubby did treat me to a pair if lilac Hunters! The coat pictured is gorgeous!

  • Not sure it’s me – mainly because I get so COLD! I need really cosy coats and jackets πŸ™‚ It’s very “Joules” πŸ™‚ You need a Boden scarf to go with it too πŸ™‚ – I can muster those!

  • I wish we lived in country side! But wellies are must no matter where you live πŸ˜‰

  • Sometimes I wish we lived in the country. But I still wear all the things on that list!

  • What a gorgeous jacket! I reckon we all need stuff like this, espesh when the kids still want to go to the woods / park in the pouring rain!

  • I had never heard of Joules until the end of last year and have fallen in love with their clothes!

  • I’d love to live in the country. I’m sure the kids would love it as well because they’d live in their wellies if they could!

  • Such a lovely coat, there’s something to be said about romping around the countryside in style. i’ve just posted about my scandi mama style for a walk in the woods πŸ™‚ x