March is finally here, which means spring is finally on the horizon – and after hibernating indoors for months on end, it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Weather at this time of year can be unpredictable, though – so when going for that long nature walk, mountain hike or ride on your horse, it can be difficult to know what to wear. As well as dressing practically, it stands to reason that you won’t want to compromise on style – so how exactly do you look good whilst also being suitable attired for the occasion?
The rule of layering never fails in springtime, and opting for a combination of thinner garments is a great way to go. It will mean that you can easily shed a layer if things get a little warmer – or, conversely, add one or two when the weather starts to cool off.
Whatever the weather though, you will want to make sure you keep yourself warm and dry so that you can fully enjoy your outdoor pursuits, and there are some items that are both practical and incredibly fashion forward that every woman should have in her wardrobe.
A warm coat
The Gabriola Parker by Canada Goose is both warm and stylish, featuring a detachable down hood and fitted double cuffs designed to thoroughly protect you from colder weather and snow. Available in a range of colourways to suit your personal taste – from khaki green to baby pink – it’s the ultimate companion for an unpredictable day out, and a great choice for the casual outdoor dresser, and is priced at £775.
If you prefer to maintain a little more femininity in spite of the colder weather, then the brand’s Berkley coat is just the ticket. Featuring a flattering silhouette, longer cut and quilted sleeves, it’s available in navy blue – and has a distinctly equestrian feel to it. It’s the perfect balance of high-fashion and practicality, all in one garment, and will set you back £607.
A pair of long boots
A flat long boot is perhaps one of the most practical and versatile items you can have in your wardrobe at this time of year. Ideal for both walking and riding in the country, it protects and insulates your feet and lower legs, and actually looks good whilst doing it.
Although at one time, clumpy boots were the only options available for such pursuits, times have definitely changed – and the long boot of today is slender and fitted to create a flattering silhouette.
We particularly like the understated Gucci Rebelle leather boot, priced at £875, which is simple yet refined, allowing their quality to speak for them. Meanwhile, the Jimmy Choo Edith Wellington is a great choice for wetter days, featuring a high-shine finish and metallic branded embellishment. At £325, they will see you through all weather – and the best thing about it is, you won’t even realise they are wellies.
A printed scarf
Outdoor dressing can be rather dull in colour, so the addition of a printed scarf is a great way to brighten things up a bit. Check out Loro Piana’s Sanoro scarf, which will add a little extra warmth as well as a pop of colour to your look for £990. Or, if you’d like something a little cosier, then check out Isabela Marnat and Max Mara’s range of offering for cosy yet stylish chic.
Accessories are often the key when it comes to creating a unique look, and are the perfect way to add a little personality into your outfit. Investing in a selection of designer scarves can be a great choice at this time of year, when you’ll often still find yourself living in warm coats.
Whatever you’re planning to do outdoors this spring, this selection of designer diamonds will be great investments that will see you through the seasons and their unpredictable weather in style. From shooting to hunting, horse-riding to hiking, there’s a coat, boot and scarf to suit you. Best of all, these are all high-quality investment pieces that are designed to last.