Fall is here and the same old styles are still thrilling me. Oversized sweaters, leggings and riding style boots! Welcome to my little stylish corner of the countryside.
I love walking this road because it is lined with oak trees and this lovely fence. It is such beautiful countryside for a walk. The first thing I do when I wake up is throw on my clothes and go outside to walk.
One of my favorite things to wear for my outdoor excursions as well as for house work, is perhaps the most poorly understood fashion item of the decade: leggings. Leggings are classic pants when made with the right fabric and worn with the right tops. But leggings are often worn very badly with see through fabrics and tiny tops that leave women looking cheaply and poorly styled. So many people reject leggings instead of just wearing them well.
This pair of leggings should be in every country woman’s wardrobe for the durable material, two back pockets, two side zip pockets large enough for a phone and an extra zip thigh pocket. Can you even tell these features are there?! These are “tactical leggings” as my military veteran husband noted. They look very much like a normal black legging. I found them at Tractor Supply, click here for the link. I highly recommend them as I take my legging game very seriously. I spend a lot of time outdoors and around the house bending, climbing, etc. I also want my clothing to go from work ready to rest ready. If I sit down or need to nap, I want my clothing to be comfortable enough to do that without changing. So for leggings, I go for a “ponte” fabric which is a thicker more structured legging, I get them with pockets and a wide waistband. This pair has all of these features and are made impressively well with the zippered pockets.
For Autumn time, I love the simple template of leggings with a long knit sweater. I thrift old knit sweaters because the quality is unparalleled unless I were to spend a significant amount of money on something new. Most often, cheaper sweaters new in retail will not have cable knit on the back of the sweater, only the front. These are ways the manufactures save money by skimping on those details. They will also be very thin and pill easily. I thrift older sweaters to find better quality knit fabric with more knit detail front and back.
This sweater also has scalloped edges on the bottom and sleeves which gives it a feminine appeal and more knit detail throughout, typical of a higher price point piece.
This combination is classic but also English country inspired. I feel secure walking in tall grass in tall boots. But I also love the English style riding boot look. It adds a fancy pinache to your boot game.
The English countryside touches in fashion make for cozy and beautiful cold weather style.
After this photoshoot, I went home and did dishes, made dinner, and then we went to Bible study. This is a blessed life!
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