Fall Trend Report: Cool In The (English) Country

Liz Doupnik
Fall Trend Report: Cool In The (English) Country
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This season, we’ve found ourselves inundated with  huge scores of trends to navigate. With the range larger than ever, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to incorporate into your fall wardrobe. In our Fall Trend Report, we break down the top styles on a weekly basis and share how to tackle it (without breaking the bank).

This fall, heritage-inspired attire is taking over. You know: those cool outfits Downton Abbey’s male characters wear on hunting excursions? Yeah, those. Pick up as many plaids as you can find for this look. While exaggerated check jodhpurs and trousers are optimal, you can also modernize the look by opting for cropped, slim-leg options. Crisp, high-collar button-downs are key to pulling off this style, while lace-up boots at various heights help complete the look.

If you’re a hesitant to fully jump in, pick up a Fair Isle sweater (you can find some awesome vintage ones!) and pair it with a simple tweed trousers and a pair of ankle boots.

Check out some inspiration pics and shop our key items, and you’ll be on your way to country chic in no time.

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This fall, it's all about heritage-style dressing. Taking cues menswear,
the look evokes fishing and hunting outfits from the turn of the 20th
century, including fair isle sweaters, jodhpurs and plaid, plaid, plaid.
Read on to discover how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe
this season.

John Galliano used rich, luxurious velvets in his interpretation, which were especially successful in his jodhpurs and slightly shrunken blazers.

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With a fair isle sweater, argyle socks, plaid pants and tweed jacket, we could barely take our  eyes off of this Ralph Lauren look.

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Michael Kors went all out when it came to checks and prints for his version. When worn with a high, turtleneck sweater this look is all kinds of awesome.

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These modified plaid pants are a wonderful option to reference the trend without going overboard.

Hinge Skinny Plaid Pants, $88, at Nordstrom

We can't wait to slip into some of our favorite chunky sweaters this season. For this style, look to open weave knits to take on that handmade appeal.

Paul and Joe Sister Altai Chunky-Knit Wool-Blend Cardi-Coat, $385, at Net-A-Porter

Sweater vests make a comeback in this style. These are strongest in fitted versions worn over a crisp, high-collared button-down.

Fair Isle Merino Vest, $128, at Brooks Brothers

Opt for utilitarian inspired accessories in tan leather with slightly distressed hardware to give that workwear affect.

Heritage Leather Backpack, $478, at Anthropologie

Lace-up, hiking boot inspired shapes are key to pulling off this trend. We suggest sporting some layered, chunky socks with them.

DV by Dolce Vita Eugene Lace-Up Boot, $139, at Urban Outfitters

A crisp, white oxford is a total necessity if you're looking to test out this trend. Here, we love the slight update with a scalloped collar detail.

Asos Shirt with Scalloped Collar, $43.12, at Asos

Tweed pageboy hats are indicative of the period and popular outfitting of the era.

Brixton Hooligan Cap, $37, at Revolve Clothing

We love snuggling up in heavy turtleneck sweaters in this style. Consider pairing one of these with wide-leg, plaid culottes and boots.

Nili Lotan Chunky Turtleneck Sweater, $455, at J.Crew

If you're looking to take a more modern approach, try a super-cool, ombré version of the classic plaid pant.

Bleach Hem Check Trouser, $72, at Topshop

An alternate to ankle-boots, these over-the-knee options look awesome worn with tweed shorts and a comfy sweater.

Rag & Bone Pearce Boots, $895, at Shopbop

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