Italy is more and more visited by tourists not only because of its art heritage cities, its mountains and coasts, but also thanks to its spectacular countryside.
For this reason in recent years a virtuous process has started, with the aim of restoring old city centers and little villages and breathing new life into them. This result has been made possible precisely thanks to the opening of countless relais, beauty farm & spa, holiday farms and B&B.
Since the countryside requires a specific dress-code, today we want to show you a brief guide on what to wear for a weekend in the country. Our idea combines two different schools of thought: the first one follows codified dictates intended to meet practical needs, the second one goes back to those really legendary pictures representing the country-style created and made famous by Ralph Lauren.
When the time of packing for our “escape campestre” comes, we first begin with selecting a series of items and accessories that we definitely cannot forget at home. Remember to take a pair of shoes with rubber sole or boots, some clothes that you can wear in several different layers, starting with parka or a anorak that can protect you from wind and rain.
Among the outerwear we can’t go on wthout mentioning the classic and timeless country shooting tweed jacket, waxed Barbour or the evergreen Husky jacket.
Don’t forget also a turtleneck to cover your neck from the cold and clammy wind, a hat (we would recommend a wool flat cap or a more classic felt Borsalino) and a pair of trousers with a comfortable cut for your walks.
Just to make everything a little bit lively, you can play with motifs and patterns.
With regard to colors, let us take our inspiration from earth tones, for example green of meadows and woods, magnificent yellow, red and browns that autumn gives us, but also greys when the countryside is misty and gloomy. Leave at home black items, bright and fluo colors.
Here below we suggest you some must to wear in the country.
In partnership with Johnnie Walker