The Complete Country Lady’s Kit

At this time of year, as Spring begins to yield to Summer, many of us are heading to the countryside. Whether it is for views, family, or sport, the countryside is now the place to be. Venture outside in style this season as the ultimate Country Lady, with James Samson’s comprehensive list of essential outdoor companions.


Crown Your Outfit

Crown Your Outfit

The House of Bruar has is the preeminent Scottish country clothing provider in the UK, and the only place worth considering to find your country clothing. They produce high-quality traditional tweeds and fine cashmere coats sourced from world-renowned manufacturers. Their Bittner Plain Feather Hat is a traditional Austrian hat with a contemporary twist, perfect for the modern Country Lady. Its wider brim is practical for the changeable British weather as well as fashionable, with a cutting edge feather fascinator.


The House of Brurar also stock a wide range of scarfs and wraps, such as the soft yet sturdy Lamb’s Wool Reversible Serape. A much more inventive alternate to a light Spring coat, the serape can be worn a multitude of ways to protect you from the elements. This serape is cut to drape elegantly over curves and drape around the neck.


For when the weather is a little warmer, pair one of The House of Bruar’s Italian Silk Scarves with a sharp fitted blazer and an A line skirt for cream tea on the lawn. This scarf is adorned with country wild fowl and game birds, so even if you aren’t a Country lady, just this simple accessory is enough to add some country cool to your outfit.



An Extraordinary Adventure

An Extraordinary Adventure

Find some fresh inspiration in a new landscape, and take your diary outside this May. Whether you’re planning a big event or looking for a creative spark, head outside with hardwearing yet sophisticated stationary for the Country Lady. The most trusted pen has always been the Parker, with guaranteed quality and flawless performance. Parker’s Ingenuity Slim Black Chrome Pen provides a smooth flow which adjusts to your writing style, so you can write or draw with ease wherever you are.


Store your thoughts in Smythson’s Panama Notebook in printed charcoal calf leather. Finished with 120 pages of guild edged featherweight paper, this notebook is decorated with a glossy crocodile print and is the perfect companion to the Parker Ingenuity Slim Black Chrome Pen.


When strolling through the countryside, never be without the RSPB’s Handbook of British Birds, as a true Country Lady is takes an interest in the changing life of the land. This bestselling companion is suitable for both expert birdwatchers and those who are curious about the countryside. The Handbook of British Birds contains the most advanced studies and scientific information available, as well as gorgeous colour illustrations and detailed biographies.



Never Without….

Never Without

No woman is ever without a pack of tissues, her house keys, and of course her phone. Keep yours safe and stylish while out in the countryside in Smythson’s Yellow Panama Smartphone Cover. The cross grain calf leather is a sturdy yet flexible material, which will fit any smartphone like it is made to measure, and of course protect it from any misshaps.


A handbag essential for any Country Lady is a portable purse, an ideal for travelling, such as Estados’ Mini Purse in Deep Purple. Its compact design is perfectly blended with luxurious materials and bold colours; it will fit in your pocket just as well as in a clutch bag, and will stand out at any event.


Of course, the Country Lady is incomplete without the ultimate accessory; a state-of-the-art-watch. Rodania’s Swiss Mystery Watch is elegant, understated, yet robust. The durable stainless steel and ceramic bracelet is an indispensable accompaniment, capable of withstanding some of the roughest activities under its sleek and daring exterior.



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