Time to add some comfortable country style to your wardrobe. Look for pieces in leather, so suedes and tweed in muted tones.

Tweed, once the province of the landed aristocracy and aged spinster detectives, has been back on the fashion map since Chanel bought their own mill in the Borders a few years ago. If the budget won’t stretch to Chanel, try this relaxed tweed poncho from Dubarry. It’s perfect teamed with jeans and some flat riding boots on a crisp, dry day. Don’t wear tweed in the rain, as, like raw silk, it exudes the smell of damp dog.

Team it with a practical leather bag and you have instant country style without a major budget blowout. Look for well-cut tweed jackets that give a nod to the hacking jacket, or opt for a timeless Barbour jacket or gilet that will be an autumn staple for years to come, given its practicality and durability.

Layer up your country pieces with cotton t-shirts and lightweight cashmere or merino knits. White, cream and pastel blues work well with the moorland tones of leather and tweed, so take your style inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, for a younger take on country style.

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