Wishlist to Wardrobe

Posted on 21st Oct 2016 Categories: Fashion

As the saying goes, “The first step is admitting you have a problem.” So… I’m Ashley and I’m a shopaholic.

I am the voice of the stiletto, the champion of the little black dress and the number one fan of the tweed jacket. Nothing gives me more pleasure than the moment my fingers curl round the handles of a shiny bag in a store, knowing that in a few moments all the gorgeous things inside become mine.

As much as it pains me to say this, it’s time to ditch the summery dresses and sandals and don clothing better suited to the season. But whilst the cold weather and long nights can feel a little depressing it does mean I am able to have a lot more variety in my wardrobe. An excuse to shop! I’m ready to invest my hard earned cash. I like my money right where I can see it… sitting on my shoe rack and hanging in my wardrobe.

But what will I be purchasing this autumn? Ladies country clothing has changed drastically in recent years and has seen a surge in popularity thanks to brands like Holland Cooper, Fairfax & Favor and Gibson & Birkbeck. Gone are the days of unflattering, dull tweed skirts, 200 denier tights and old fashioned brown brogues. Twenty first century country clothing is chic, tailored and colourful. The choice is enormous but I’ve managed to choose 5 key pieces that will take me (and you) from autumn through to 2019 in style.

Tweed & Fur Cape (Shortbread) by Holland Cooper

A luxurious, trans-seasonal tweed cape trimmed with leather and fur. I’ll wear with jeans and flat boots for a classic country look or dress up with heels and a clutch bag for a night out. A must have for AW16.
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Skinny Partridge Cord Trousers (Grape) by Gamebirds Clothing

These divine velvet cords will add a splash of colour to any outfit. I’ll wear with flat riding boots and a chunky knit jumper while walking the dog this autumn. Purple was all over the catwalks of Milan and Paris recently and is the main hue for AW16 so I’ll be bang on trend.
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Imperial Explorer Waterproof Boots (Oak) by Fairfax & Favor

These boots tick all the boxes -  stylish, practical and available with a choice of eye-catching tassels. What more could I want? I’ll be wearing these with a cosy knitted dress, tweed jacket and tights in the office.
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Lady Forres Country Socks (Cinnamon) by House of Cheviot

Beautiful, warm country socks are a must for cold British winters. Knitted in rich colours, these socks will look great with my Le Chameau wellies. Perfect for wearing in the field or on long countryside walks, they are top of my shopping list this month! (enter code cheviotsocks for 20% off)
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Glorious Neckerchief (Gold) by Glorious 12th Clothing

In my opinion, you can never have too many scarves. They instantly add a splash of colour to an outfit. I love this print scarf from Glorious 12th - I’ll pair with a plain blue cashmere jumper and navy jeans so the scarf is the statement piece.
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