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Country chic: 3 simple ways to add equestrian style to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe

Almost every Autumn/Winter season, a nod to countryside fashions can be found gracing the pages of top-end style magazines. Vogue has declared nods to equestrian chic in the top 10 A/W styles this year, including military epaulettes on the Burberry catwalk, and heritage fabrics taking centre stage on key pieces, including gorgeous Prince of Wales check at Isabel Marant.

 

Chelford Farm Supplies have sourced a fabulous country and equestrian clothing collection which combines elements of these A/W16 trends with durability, warmth and practicality.

 

Boots

The boot is a classic for a reason: eternal practicality. If you’re looking for a Wellington, then try the classic Hunter boot, combining lovely on-trend colours and styles with innate hardiness. If you’re aiming for a stylish look to take you around town, invest in some Fairfax & Favor boots to pair with smart denim and a tailored jacket. Be sure to invest in some suede protector, because you’ll want these boots to keep walking for decades.

 

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Heritage fabrics

This stunning Holland Cooper military jacket is reminiscent of the Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu coats on the catwalk this season. Individually hand cut and handmade in Great Britain, this beautifully tailored statement piece is made with the highest quality Scottish tweed. The suede cuffs and signature gold buttons give this jacket a unique, high-end finish, and the feminine cut creates an enviable silhouette. What do you think?

 

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Shirts

The trophy blouse was huge on the A/W 16 catwalk, with designers as diverse as Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Roksanda. For a more wearable day-to-night look with a heritage feel, try this gorgeous Joules pop-over shirt with a hand-drawn fox and pheasant print. Layer under a v-neck sweater for a subtle look; pair with cropped denim and heels during the daytime for a contemporary spin on ladylike dressing; add a sleek blazer for a dinner-and-drinks look in the evening.

 

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I can picture myself rocking the all the pieces here together, and adding a black  v-neck sweater. What do you think of these pieces? Will you be rocking similar pieces this A/W?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

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Styling A White Shirt

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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while then you would know all about my love for designer items. I like to mix high street  with high-end designer pieces and accessories to create my look, and it works for me. So you can imagine my excitement when the lovely people at McArthurGlen invited me to shop at their designer outlet in Cheshire last Saturday. If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, why don’t you?), you would have seen my updates while shopping at the designer outlet. I had an amazing time as you can imagine. Shopping is what I like to do, I can even do it in my sleep…

This shopping event was centered around styling the iconic white shirt. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks teamed up with iconic tailoring brand – Brooks Brothers to launch an exciting pop-up concept: The White Shirt Bar. I visited this exclusive custom designed airstream. With over 200sqft of space, the 31ft airstream has been refurbished to create a unique, one-off shopping experience. For those who do not know, Brook Brothers founded in 1818, is one of the most iconic American brands and the oldest clothier in the United States, having dressed 39 of the
44 United States Presidents and being the first to introduce the concept of button-down collar shirts and ready-made men’s suits to the American market.

Today Brooks Brothers has 280 stores across 23 countries and 5 continents and is heavily engaged in the world of film and TV, having created all of the men’s costumes for the 2013 production of The Great Gatsby starring one of my favourite actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, costumes for every season of the popular TV series – Mad Men as well as many other film and TV productions.

The White Shirt Bar would be available at Cheshire Oaks for the whole of October so it is definitely worth checking out.

 

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I was gifted a white shirt by Brooks Brothers, a goody bag with all sorts of goodies and yummies including some amazing white shirt cookies by Corporate Cakery, and a generous gift card to get pieces and accessories in the designer outlet to style the white shirt. I am a regular at the Cheshire Oaks designer outlet so I knew my way around, but I decided to hit the shops early as per my shopping smart tips. After going from shop to shop, I finally settled on the pieces you see below. I had a certain look in my head and I am glad I achieved it.

 

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The white shirt has an amazing fit and screams quality from a distance. I also found it very easy to style. I got a few other pieces and accessories I will be showing off in upcoming outfit posts for your viewing pleasure, so keep your eyes peeled.

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What do you think of this look? Do sound off in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day.

 

WHAT I WORE

White Shirt – Brooks Brothers

Black Skirt – SHE Fashion

Black Amal Tux Waistcoat -Phase Eight

Black Suede Shoes -Kurt Geiger

Red Bag – Guess

Black Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

Earrings -Swarovski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OOTD: Style Comfort Zone

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Black and silver look so good together. Who would have thought? I love how minimal and chic they look styled together. This outfit has autumn style written all over it!

I collaborated with the lovely people at Boohoo to bring to you this black and silver outfit. If you remember my last collaboration with Boohoo, it was the Black Friday Outfit post I featured sometime last year, which I enjoyed styling because it was an all black outfit. This time, the idea behind this collaboration is to feature a secret piece styled in my own way. This secret piece is this Emmaline satin slip dress I have on right here.

 

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Now to be honest, I won’t have picked this dress at all. I won’t even have considered it. So when it arrived in the post, I was a bit disappointed. But when it came to styling it, I find it so easy to style. I went for black accessories because I knew they would look good amazing paired next to the dress. And I went for a leather jacket and ankle boot because they add an edge to the look, and they also usher in Autumn. I am now looking forward to Autumn Fashion, can you tell?

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I have now fallen in love with this satin slip dress. And I need to thank Boohoo for taking me out of my style comfort zone. I won’t have pictured it this good. I now need to experiment some more with my style.

 

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What do you think of this look? Have you gone out of your style comfort zone lately? Let’s talk in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a fab day.

 

WHAT I WORE

Satin Slip Dress – c/o Boohoo

Black Bag – DKNY

Black Leather Jacket – Miss Selfridge

Black Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

Watch – Storm

Earrings – Hazel and Kent

Black Boots – Henry Holland

 

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