If there’s nothing you love more than being outside, you’ll want to show your appreciation for all things outdoorsy through your style. Add a pinch of country chic to all aspects of your life with these five ideas that will let everyone know how much the outdoor lifestyle means to you.
Practical yet stylish clothes are a must for anyone who enjoys being outdoors, so invest in good quality items that will last. Hardwearing shoes that can withstand long walks and muddy footpaths are well worth buying, as are classic flannel shirts that can be dressed up or down. Try sites such as burrowsandhare.co.uk, which stock timeless items with a modern twist.
For those who can’t get enough of being out in the wild, camping holidays are a fantastic option. Active, unpredictable adventures that are fun for all the family, choose whether to channel your inner Bear Grylls and rough it with the basics or opt for the more luxurious glamping alternatives. Either way, make sure you are prepared with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors whatever the weather – and don’t forget the marshmallows for toasting!
With country venues showing no sign of going out of fashion, it’s no surprise celebrations such as weddings and birthday parties are often held in the countryside. For summer events a marque can be a wonderful option, allowing your guests to have the benefits of shelter with greenery right on hand. For a unique party alternative, why not create your own festival? Hire a field, invite your nearest and dearest, pitch up your tents, and party the night away. You’re guaranteed a memorable event.
Homeware specialists such as Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidston have remained popular with their country kitchen-style accessories proving that any home can embrace the country look. If you want to bring the warmth of a farmhouse kitchen into your home, consider a range cooker. Not only is this a stylish choice but doubles as a form of heating in the heart of your home.
Your kitchen isn’t the only room in your house that can benefit from a cosy country makeover. Shabby chic items such as crochet throws will bring the look to your bedroom or lounge, so even the most urban households can have a touch of countryside style. Why not learn a new skill and make your own?
Growing Your Own
The grow your own movement has enjoyed a resurgence over recent years with allotments and veg patches no longer just for old men. Get your hands dirty by planting seeds and marvel in the miracle of watching your food grow right in front of your eyes. Not only will it taste amazingly fresh, but you are also reducing your carbon footprint. Win-win!
We are blessed with beautiful countryside here in the UK with rugged coastlines, wild moors, and imposing forests in all areas of the country. Enjoy exploring the outdoors and allowing it to influence your sense of style – this classy, classic look will never date.