8 Outfits That Prove Countryside Outfits Are Just as Chic as City Outfits

If I say the words "countryside outfit," you'll probably think of a pair of old wellies and a hand-me-down waxed jacket, but there are a number of other rural-appropriate ensembles one can wear for leafy walks.

Generally speaking, hiking boots are the ultimate footwear of choice, while floaty dresses with prints reminiscent of their surroundings are also popular with the style set. Throw in some denim, seasonal knitwear, and a healthy dose of gingham, and you've got yourself the perfect pastoral capsule.

Keep scrolling to see eight countryside outfit ideas from Instagram's finest, and then shop all the pieces you need to recreate the looks for your next countryside day-out. Many, however, you might find within your own wardrobe, as these looks are centred around timeless pieces. Enjoy! 

1. KNITTED TOP + HIGH-WAIST DENIM

Style Notes: Simple but effective, jeans are a wise choice for any and every outdoor pursuit. Pair them with a punchy knitted top and playful accessories.

2. FLORAL DRESS + BASKET BAG

Countryside Outfit Ideas:@lenafarl

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@lenafarl

Style Notes: While you might care to leave the heeled mules at home (no judgement if this isn't the case), nothing feels more field-worthy than a pretty floral dress and a basket bag to carry the blooms you pick in. 

Countryside Outfit Ideas: @wishwishwish

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@wishwishwish

Style Notes: Trench coats are commonplace in the city, but the classic silhouette also loans itself to village wear. Wear with a pie-crust collar blouse and denim overalls for a cutesy take.

4. TRACKSUIT + TRAINERS

Style Notes: No longer reserved for lounging, take your tracksuit from the couch to the countryside with chunky trainers and a rain mac. 

5. DENIM CUT-OFFS + LINEN SHIRTING

Style Notes: It may typically be a holiday combination, but denim shorts and oversized shirting loans itself just as well to country day-trips. As for footwear, we recommend going all out with daisy-adorned clogs. 

Countryside Outfit Ideas: @theindiaedit

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@theindiaedit

Style Notes: For village exploring, we can't think of anything prettier than a maxi dress, tan sandals, and raffia accessories. Just beautiful. 

7. QUILTED JACKET + COLLARED BLOUSE

Countryside Outfit Ideas: @alexachung

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@alexachung

Style Notes: We all have high hopes for a sunny summer, but this is Britain, and it pays to prepare for cooler climes. Make like Alexa and wear your quilted outerwear with a collared blouse and headscarf for quaint appeal. 

8. SOMETHING GINGHAM + ANKLE BOOTS

Countryside Outfit Ideas: @dronme

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@dronme

Style Notes: Last but certainly not least we have the print that's set to define the tone of the season—gingham. Perhaps easiest to wear in dress form, play up the countryside aesthetic with a pair of tan ankle boots. 

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