8 Outfits That Prove Countryside Outfits Are Just as Chic as City Outfits

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If I say the words "countryside outfit," you'll probably think of a pair of old wellies and a hand-me-down waxed jacket, but there are a number of other rural-appropriate ensembles one can wear for leafy walks.

Generally speaking, hiking boots are the ultimate footwear of choice, while floaty dresses with prints reminiscent of their surroundings are also popular with the style set. Throw in some denim, seasonal knitwear, and a healthy dose of gingham, and you've got yourself the perfect pastoral capsule.

Keep scrolling to see eight countryside outfit ideas from Instagram's finest, and then shop all the pieces you need to recreate the looks for your next countryside day-out. Many, however, you might find within your own wardrobe, as these looks are centred around timeless pieces. Enjoy!

1. KNITTED TOP + HIGH-WAIST DENIM

Style Notes: Simple but effective, jeans are a wise choice for any and every outdoor pursuit. Pair them with a punchy knitted top and playful accessories.

Shop the look:

Marks & Spencer Knitted Polo Neck Short Sleeve Top (£18)

Monki Shoulder Bag (£18)

Re/Done 80s High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans (£230)

2. FLORAL DRESS + BASKET BAG

Style Notes: While you might care to leave the heeled mules at home (no judgement if this isn't the case), nothing feels more field-worthy than a pretty floral dress and a basket bag to carry the blooms you pick in.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Oversized Sunglasses (£27)

Reformation Meadow Floral Midi Dress (£265)

Mango Double Strap Basket Bag (£36)

3. TRENCH COAT + DUNGAREES

Style Notes: Trench coats are commonplace in the city, but the classic silhouette also loans itself to village wear. Wear with a pie-crust collar blouse and denim overalls for a cutesy take.

Shop the look:

Weekday Cassidy Trenchcoat (£80)

Ganni Shirred Blouse (£145)

Free People Ziggy Denim Overalls (£88)

4. TRACKSUIT + TRAINERS

Style Notes: No longer reserved for lounging, take your tracksuit from the couch to the countryside with chunky trainers and a rain mac.

Shop the look:

H&M Relaxed Fit Sweatshirt (£18)

H&M Cotton-Blend Joggers (£18)

VEJA Venturi Trainers (£130)

5. DENIM CUT-OFFS + LINEN SHIRTING

Style Notes: It may typically be a holiday combination, but denim shorts and oversized shirting loans itself just as well to country day-trips. As for footwear, we recommend going all out with daisy-adorned clogs.

Shop the look:

H&M White Linen Shirt (£18)

Arket Denim Shorts (£45)

Sleeper Matilda Daisies Embroidered Clogs in Black (£210)

6. MAXI DRESS + TAN SANDALS

Style Notes: For village exploring, we can't think of anything prettier than a maxi dress, tan sandals, and raffia accessories. Just beautiful.

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Arket Wide-Brim Straw Hat (£29)

Free People Now and Forever Midi Dress (£98)

Marks & Spencer Leather Flatform Flip Flops (£35)

7. QUILTED JACKET + COLLARED BLOUSE

Style Notes: We all have high hopes for a sunny summer, but this is Britain, and it pays to prepare for cooler climes. Make like Alexa and wear your quilted outerwear with a collared blouse and headscarf for quaint appeal.

Shop the look:

Selected Femme Toffee Brown Alta Quilted Jacket (£90)

Monki Big Collar Blouse (£30)

Zara Printed Silk Scarf (£28)

8. SOMETHING GINGHAM + ANKLE BOOTS

Style Notes: Last but certainly not least we have the print that's set to define the tone of the season—gingham. Perhaps easiest to wear in dress form, play up the countryside aesthetic with a pair of tan ankle boots.

Shop the look:

Three Graces London Brick Charita Gingham Dress (£575)

Olivia and Pearl Small Chunky Hoop Earrings (£70)

La Redoute Suede Pointed Ankle Boots (£99)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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