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"Thought suits weren’t suitable attire for the country? Think again…"

 

 

 

GREY AND BROWN MAKE A GOOD COUNTRY COLOUR COMBO

This lightweight grey Brunello Cucinelli suit is the perfect spring summer staple to take you from a busy day in London to a cathartic country walk. For the London interpretation loose the scarf and swap the boots for a black or red heel if you’re feeling sassy or white trainer. Meanwhile, mixing in brown with grey gives the look a country feel - and the colours of the oversized Begg & Co scarf and red striped top clash in just the right way.

Above: Suit Brunello Cucinelli, Top Topshop, Bag Ralph Lauren, Scarf Begg & Co, Boots Vintage

 

A BLAZER AND JEANS CAN BE A VALUABLE UNIFORM

Vogue contributing editor and freelance writer Violet Henderson shows us how suiting up for an evening in the country is done with this Saint Laurent blazer and Chanel shoes. "You never know how cold it is going to be in old country houses, so for me a blazer and trousers are the perfect go to items" is Violet’s mantra when it comes to evenings spent at friend’s houses in the countryside. This very low maintenance look proves that when a well tailored blazer is involved you don’t need much else.

 

 
BUY YOUR BLAZER OVERSIZED

Adwoa Aboah, British model and the founder of Gurls Talk - an online platform where girls can openly share their experiences and feelings safely - has a penchant for colour, sharp tailoring and mixing designer clothing with vintage and streetwear. Here she teams a slightly oversized tweed blazer with a pair of PVC skinny fit trousers and a grungier tie-dye t-shirt is genius and helps generate a real sense of fun from this look. The little details are what help Adwoa’s outfit stand out too: collar turned up, glasses hanging from the t-shirt and only one earring makes for a more interesting slightly quirky ensemble.

A checked blazer will never go out of style. So take advantage and stock up whenever you see a suitable one on the high street.

Tailored jacket, £167.50, uk.maje.com

These bee-embellished velvet slippers are the perfect comfortable alternative to a heel for an evening in the country.

Navy slippers with bees, £215, gunnline.co.uk

The inverted lapel collar give this Zara blazer a touch of individuality - and work especially well over a t-shirt.

Flecked blazer, £29.99, zara.com