A country bumpkin appearance in a city setting.

Our appearances have a lot to do with our environment. We often adopt the ‘fashions’ of an area because they’re all around us. We see those clothes on a daily basis and develop a desire for them. So, it’s no wonder that people who live in cities adopt an urban appearance. Ripped jeans, hipster beards, and short-cropped t-shirts swarm the city streets at the moment. But, what if the city style doesn’t suit you? Sometimes, fashions like these fail to hit the mark. And, when that happens, it’s difficult to know how to move forward.

First, consider why that fashion doesn’t sit right with you. Is it a case of the clothes not looking the way they should? Or, does your dislike go deeper than that? Does the urban lifestyle fail to suit your needs, other than on a location basis? If that’s the case, consider what would suit.

Country Bumpkin Appearance In A City
It may be worth jumping in at the deep end, and opting for something completely different. And, what’s more, different from city style than country living? A country style could be the thing that’s lacking. But, it’s not easy to jump right into a country bumpkin frame of mind when you’re in the midst of a city. That’s why we’re going to give you some pointers on how to achieve the country look, no matter where you live.

The Clothes

The basis of your outfit is the most important thing. As such, you should focus on this first. Your best bet may be to get stuck in with a little research. Something like this countrywear clothing by Schoffel should give you a good idea of what you’re working with. Horse related fashion is always a good bet with this style. Jodhpurs could work well here. Then, finish the image with a classic shirt. And, don’t forget to get the right bag. While rucksacks may be top of the agenda in the city, a leather satchel could be a better option for your country image.

Country Bumpkin Appearance in a City

The Footwear

It’s also worth mentioning footwear. For the most part, this is a primarily practical issue, especially in the country. Wellingtons are the most obvious option, but that’s because of the mud. In truth, though, you could make these work, even in the city. Fashion wellies may not be practical for wading through muddy puddles, but they’re sure to make an impact on city streets. Or, you could opt for some riding boots to match those horsey jodhpurs.

The Hair

Last but not least, consider your hairstyle. You can have a lot of fun with this, and it stands to make or break your image. As you’re opting for a country appearance, it may be worth finding a way to incorporate flowers into your do. Real flowers aren’t practical, but there are fantastic fake alternatives available. Think, too, about up-dos. In the country, it’s all about keeping your hair out of place. So, pony tails and braids may be what you need to complete this image.


Perfect dresses for a Spring wedding

perfect dresses for a spring wedding

Are you attending a wedding this Spring and looking for the perfect dress to wear? I always find that Spring weddings are quite difficult to dress for. You never quite know what the weather will be like. It could be a beautiful warm day, a chilly day or even raining. You just never know so dressing to accommodate all these possibilities isn’t easy.

I’ve put together my top pick of dresses for a Spring wedding, they are all available on the high street now.

From Coast
perfect dresses for a spring wedding
  1. Mildura Tabby dress – £129
  2. Minerva floral dress – £169
  3. Yaya Bardot maxi dress – £195
  4. Dee Dee lace dress – £129
From Phase Eight

perfect dresses for a spring wedding

  1. Darena lace dress – £150
  2. Jessica floral dress- £110
  3. Corabella dress – £130
  4. Hydrangea print dress – £110
From Karen Millen

perfect dresses for a spring wedding

  1. Floral Print Pencil dress – multicolour – £160
  2. Floral fit and flare dress – yellow floral – £145
  3. Floral print A-line dress – multicolour – £145
  4. Jacquard strapless dress – multicolour – £165

I think my choices of Spring 2017 dresses are all perfect for a wedding or even a day at the races. There is something here whatever your shape and style. All you need to do is add a beautiful pair of shoes, a lovely clutch bag and a fascinator for your hair, not forgetting a wrap or shawl to keep off the chill. Then you are all set for a wonderful day. But what if it rains? Well, any true gent would offer you his jacket or at the very least have an umbrella to hand.

What do you think to my top picks? I think my favourite is the Yaya Bardot. It’s a maxi dress, with a dipped hem. The shade of blush pink is very on trend for this season.

Saying that, I love them all.

Wedding hair styles for 2017

wedding hair styles

Just like finding the perfect wedding dress, choosing your hair style for the big day is important. You need a style that you love, something that suits you and shows off your stunning dress. Then you have to decide if you want to add a hair clip, tiara, fresh flowers, beads, ribbons, peals or go completely natural.

wedding hair styles

2016 saw the rise of the plait. Such a versatile style, beautiful with added beads, flowers or ribbons. Plaits continue will continue to be popular throughout 2017 and over the next few years.

wedding hair styles

Leaving long hair down creates an elegant wedding look. Curling your hair into loose waves, and arranging them off to one side enhances this style. Just add some delicate earrings to complete the look. Adding a floral crown would give that whimsical feel that it very on trend right now.


wedding hair styles

Of course having a simple elegant up-do for you wedding day is still very popular. Allowing people to see your full dress and any details on the back, which are often not seen with long hair that is left down. On a warm day is is great to have your hair up and out of the way. Having your hair up on your wedding day is a classic style that will be with us forever.

wedding hair styles

There are fewer brides than ever having a veil on their wedding day. They now seem to be to worn for Church weddings but less so for civil ceremonies. However, mini veils are being used an alternative. Often for those quirky brides who want a bit of tradition but also like to look different. They are also really popular for retro wedding themes.


wedding hair trends for 2017

Flower crowns are not only seen on young flower girls, but on brides as well. This comes from an increase in outdoor, whimsical, woodland weddings. Which are becoming more popular. These stunning crowns are unique to each and every bride because they are freshly made to match your bridal bouquet. I can see these being increasingly popular over the next few seasons.

What style are you thinking about having for you wedding?

*Images from pinterest*