Forget your old anorak – your outdoor gear has had a stylish makeover

Forget your old anorak – your outdoor gear has had a stylish makeover


Country walk couture! Forget shrugging on an old anorak – your outdoor gear has had a stylish makeover

  • This season a country walk has become the must-have accessory everywhere 
  • From High Street brands doing new outerwear, to traditional country brands 
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Always throw on the same old tatty coat as you leave the house? You may need to think again. This season, the country walk has officially become a fashion occasion. 

From High Street brands doing innovative new outerwear, to traditional country brands who’ve had a serious style makeover, there’s a huge amount of affordable, chic gear out there. And it’s equally suited to pounding the city streets or getting out into the wild, with proper waterproofing, hidden thermal layers and plenty of clever extras. 

Take Jigsaw, which has collaborated with trendy online brand Collagerie to create the ultimate winter coat. The eco down-filled puffer has a water-resistant finish and comes with a stylish woolblend gilet — which is removable, so you have two styles for the price of one. Add a splash of colour with handcrafted, lightweight Wellington boots by perennial favourite Le Chameau. 

Jack, £129,; roll neck, £52,; gilet, £39.90 and skirt, £19.90,; socks, £7.99 (pack of two),; boots, £27,; hat £14,; bag, £50,; quilted dog coat, from £119.50 and lead, from £122.50,

Quilted jacket, £229 and leggings, £95,; roll-neck jumper, £99,; socks, £7.99 (pack of two),; boots, £72,; cap, £30,

Left: Jacket, £158,; Jumper, £159,; thermal jeans, £59.99,; boots, £150,; dog jumper, £20,; leather lead, from £132.50, Right: Coat, £59.99,; Jumper, £182,; gilet, £130,; leggings, £75,; boots, £39.99,; mittens, £59,; dog coat, from £119.50 and lead, £115,

Fleeces come in all shapes and styles: try this checked jacket from activewear brand Varley, and add a pair of thermal skinny jeans to elevate your look. 

Opt for plenty of layers to give a carefree, bohemian look; try a cape tossed over M&S’s trustworthy quilted rain jacket and a touchably soft cashmere snood. Or mix bold colours with Anthropologie’s colourful, fluted sleeve patchwork coat, finished with simple leggings and a great pair of boots — Next has a classic, chunky pair for £72. 

If you’re stepping out for the daily dog walk, make sure your pet is equally fashionable whether it’s in a classic quilted coat from Mungo & Maud or a cosy knitted jumper from Regatta. 

Quilted raincoat, £119,; reversible cape, £130,; snood, £295,; gloves, £39,

Coat, £160,; leggings, £95, and hat, £48,; socks, £7.99 (pack of two),; boots, £100,; bag, £25,; leather lead, from £132.50,

Shacket, £120,; shirt, £120,; thermal jeans, £44.99,; boots, £99.90,; hat, £14,; phone pouch, £125,; fleece (sitting on), £80,; dog accessories, as before 

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