We’re back in our tranquil little spot in rural Wales after a fantastic visit to the Horse of the Year Show. As we look out the window of the Hayfield studio, we can see trees changing colour, the leaves starting to fall, and farmland being prepared for winter. It’s a great time to reflect on 2021.
This year’s event season has seen Hayfield England be invited to our beloved Royal Windsor Horse Show as it took place for the first time in two years and try the Goodwood Revival for the first time. We also stopped in at the Game Fair for our countryside and sporting fix! We topped off that busy few months with a visit to the Horse of the Year Show and it was the perfect way to end the event season. The atmosphere was incredible, and it really did feel like normal life was back. Seeing the amazing horses and riders in the rings, the crowd so excited to be there and so many wonderful businesses in the Retail Village was a reminder of how good equestrian events can be. Here’s hoping that we can carry on seeing each other and enjoying events like this throughout the winter months – and have a sociable Christmas too!
Stepping into autumnal style
The arrival of wet, windy and cooler weather means it’s time to switch out summer clothes for your autumn wardrobe. Tweed, cosy knitwear and long boots are all eminently practical, and part of a stylish country wardrobe. We adore the autumn and winter fashions, pairing country shades of tweed green, chocolate brown, navy and camel with deeper, jewel-like colours such as gold, burgundy and teal. But this year in particular we’ve seen wild swings in temperatures, meaning you can easily get rather hot under the collar if you don’t have layers to peel off! We recommend a transitional wardrobe with lightweight knits over base layers and breathable, natural fabrics.
Of course, here in the UK rain is never far away so a jacket or coat is essential in autumn. A heritage tweed will see you through showers and heavier rain with ease and ensure you stay looking perfectly stylish throughout. Keeping your hair dry and in place (whilst looking fantastic) with one of our smart fedora hats. They are crushable and showerproof and suit a wide range of occasions, from dog walking with a friend to a day at the races or smart lunch. If you prefer an understated look then a fedora decorated with a simple leather band or contrasting ribbon might be just the ticket. For those who love a little more decoration, our fedoras with beautiful feather wraps or a spray of game bird feathers will be the perfect autumn accessory. Why not take a closer look at the different styles and colours we have?