ENGLISH HERITAGE – AW12

With the return of the Barbour, the knitted polo neck and the Hunter welly, the catwalk and high-street alike are endorsing the English heritage trend. Spurred on by the Queen’s Jubilee and the triumph of Team GB, everyone is keen to celebrate Britain’s recent success and display their heritage wardrobe.

For anyone unsure on how to approach this trend: luxurious fabrics are a must. Country glamour can be ensured with fabrics like tweed and tartan, herringbone and check.  This structured Vivienne Westwood jacket (found in GarmentQuarter) is a perfect example of how to modernise the way you wear tartan:

Team with a pair of black skinny jeans and knee-high riding boots, or a slim fitting midi skirt, and you will have achieved the two Stella McCartney looks perfectly. And Stella isn’t the only celebrity designer ruling this trend. Victoria Beckham (GarmentQuarter) also has a selection of leather satchels and slouchy knit dresses to perfect the casual heritage style:

Accessorising this trend is simple. Brooches, leather gloves, waist-belts and fedora hats are all essentials and work effortlessly with the A/W season. This French Connection boater hat will add the final touch to any tweed-inspired outfit, and teamed with a Timney silk scarf (House of Fraser) you’ll be dressed for the most stylish of country dog-walks!

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