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Town and country style

Mix and match floral prints with check, tweed, fur, quilted jackets and coloured knitwear to give you endless outfits. Stick to those and I promise you won't go wrong. Check jacket $169.95 (8-16) from Sussan. Floral dress $79.99 (8-16) from Jeans West. Opaque stockings $12.99 from Farmers. Hat $29.99 from Equip. Gumboots $39.99 from Number One Shoes.

I discovered a passion for town and country style while I was in England. I was fascinated by the incredibly elegant women who would wander through Hyde Park wearing designer jeans while clutching a designer handbag in one hand and a dog lead in the other.

Town and country style looked to have come out of necessity for many wealthy British women who live on estates with animals and children, but rush to town for appointments and jobs. But style icons such as the Alexa Chung and, our favourite, the Duchess of Cambridge, have brought the style to the masses.

The key to getting this style right is mixing elegance and feminine garments with casual functional items that will give you an effortless look as well as comfort. You don’t need to be a British socialite to wear this look.

A busy woman who juggles home and work will look fabulous in town and country style, no matter what she’s doing.

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Mix and match floral prints with check, tweed, fur, quilted jackets and coloured knitwear to give you endless outfits. Stick to those and I promise you won’t go wrong. Check jacket $169.95 (8-16) from Sussan. Floral dress $79.99 (8-16) from Jeans West. Opaque stockings $12.99 from Farmers. Hat $29.99 from Equip. Gumboots $39.99 from Number One Shoes.

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Fur vest $69.99 (8-16) from Jeans West. Joanna Morgan print dress $44.99 (8-16) and beaded necklace $9.99, both from Shanton. Opaque stockings $12.99 from Farmers.

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Adele leather sleeve coat $249 (8-16) from Max. Floral dress $139 (6-16) from Esprit. Feather necklace $49.95 from Sussan. Mousse boots $459.90 from Overland.

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Blazer $139 (6-16) from Esprit. Floral dress $79.99 (8-16) from Jeans West. Feather earrings $14.99 from Diva. Opaque stockings $12.99 from Farmers. Janelle ankle boots $269.90 from Overland.

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High-quality leather boots are an investment that will last. The outlay can be scary, but use lay-by so you can budget the payments. Coat $169.95 (8-16) from Sussan. Spiral check shirt $39.99 (8-16) from Shanton. EDC check pants $129 (6-16) from Esprit. Jennifer lace-up boots $209 from Overland.

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