A host of weekend trips to the country now in the diary for the summer? Then take tips from my stylish travellers
A bold colour injection, a lightweight coat and a cool but comfortable white trainer are my go-to items for traveling to weekends in the country at this time of year. Case in point? These red Brunello Cucinelli trousers with their lux black metal made stripes down the side, paired with a lightweight Burberry Trench and vintage Hermes scarf. I’m sticking to my cool but comfortable rule with this travel look and embracing an uber bright colour that I would usually shy away from – but are worth pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
Tarka Russell is your go to girl in the art industry curating collections throughout the world and so if anyone knows how to pull together a travel outfit it’s her. Tarka isn’t one for dressing down when it comes to traveling, she likes to turn up at her destination looking immaculate and not the disheveled mess most of us find ourselves in after long tedious journeys. Her key to mastering this is planning and also carrying a pair of trainers for those hairy moments running between trains. Easy items that can be thrown on also work well; such as her girlish Vilshenko dress, with a lightweight Gucci coat thrown over her suitcase. Talking of which I’m particularly lusting over this exquisite vintage inspired Globetrotter suitcase, a nice regression into the old fashion way of traveling with stylish trunks.
Haven’t worn dungarees since you were a child? Lavinia Brennan is proof that they can actually be one of the most wearable, practical and comfortable fashion items ever invented. A good pair of dungarees is in my must have list for your wardrobe all year round. Perfect for adding layers in the winter, which you can then strip back in the summer, this hybrid fashion item has all the right attributes to be the ideal travel staple right now. Plus they have the ability to look different on every outing. Here, Lavinia has teamed her dungarees with an organic cotton ruffle neck blouse from Beulah – the quintessentially British brand she founded, with the aim of creating beautiful clothing whilst also raising awareness for women trapped by human slavery.