Naturally, we are drawn to the countryside and the coast. The spiritual clarity and positive energy we receive from time spent away from the man-made city provides us with the ability to appreciate everything rural and rustic that the countryside has to offer. Beyond the beauty of the forestry, style inspiration allows for creativity within every little detail. Colour to fabric, ensemble to individual items, when spending time at the countryside, it can be a wonderful dream to style your time away.
Using mother nature for style ideas
When people think ‘countryside style’ their first thought is ‘dogwalker’. This most definitely isn’t always the case. Whilst the countryside climate does mean than even on summer days the moisture from the trees and the tough terrain means you can’t wear heels, it doesn’t mean that style cannot be at the forefront of your mind. What it does mean is that you need to be more spiritually focused and creative with your outfits.
Seeming as you’re going to be up close and personal with her anyway, use Mother Nature as your inspiration for how you choose to style your countryside attire. Deep greens, light browns and golds are the perfect colours, especially during the colder seasons. After all, green is the Pantone Colour of the Year.
The beauty of greenery, is it is multi-seasonal – it has the versatility to be worn during the whole year and can be colour matched and styled effectively. Whether that be using light browns, coffee or beige tones with green accessories or the other way around, you can maximise the impact of this fashionable colour any way you choose.
Draw inspiration from the wildlife
Have you noticed some of the trendiest fashion styles on the accessories include wildlife inspirations on them right now? When taking a trip to the rustic woods, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the wonderful shapes and designs wildlife inspired fashion has to offer.
Take Kuma Design for example. Their handmade butterfly brooches are inspired by the elegance and beauty that a butterfly provides. The main inspiration in handcrafting these striking accessories is the beauty within the unique wings of a real butterfly – by handcrafting each butterfly brooch, there will always be something different for each brooch.
Cat designs have also become extremely fashion. The millennial K-pop inspired fashion culture paved the way for bright, almost fluorescent colours, intense patterns and feline and unicorn based fashion inspirations. While rather less rustic, these fashion inspirations could be adopted and used as mood boards for adding even more eccentricity to your scenic inspired outfit.
Using your spiritual energy for detail
Above all, styling for a trip to Mother Nature is best served when you take a look at your personality, your emotions and style your outfits based on this.
Accentuate your own personality and vibes with the colours you choose and the garments you choose to express yourself in the given moment. Really learn about yourself in front of the mirror, this is where the fun starts – you need a good hour or so to picture yourself with multiple attires until you get the authentically rural and self-liberating style you are looking for. Once you see it, that style will hit you and you’ll know that ‘today, this is who I am’.