Get the look – what to wear to a British country event in 2021

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2020 meant missing out on many of the key events in the country social calendar, so you can be sure that we’re going to make up for it during the remainder of 2021!

From equestrian events, country shows, sporting matches and agricultural festivals, the events season is finally getting back on track. And, we don’t know about you, but we’re going to everything!

So, you’ve got your tickets and you’re heading off to events up and down the country – yay for normality! But, what on earth are you going to wear? You’ve had a year off the country show life and now you’re going to need a whole new wardrobe to make sure you look the part.

British country fashion is a style like no other, and if you wear the right pieces, your look becomes instantly recognisable. Luckily for you, we specialise in luxury, British-made clothing with that country edge here at Teddy Edward. And, what better to wear to a classic country event than clothes made right here on our fair isle?

So, which of our pieces are perfect your 2021 debut across the events season? Take a look at our top picks!

 

The polo

Often referred to as the ‘Sport of Kings’, polo matches are a vital component of the Great British country social calendar. So, if you’re keen to get back to stomping divots and sipping champagne this summer, you’re going to need an outfit fit for the occasion. 

The perfect polo attire is usually somewhere between formal and casual (depending on the event and club rules) and word on the polo pitch is that smart jeans are in, and white is the colour of choice! With that in mind, we have the perfect pair for you to don when you next head to a day out at the polo.

Gents, look no further than our Teddy moleskin jeans for a vibe synonymous with classic British days at the polo. Coming in a white moleskin fabric, these jeans offer a new level of luxury and style, making them smarter than your usual denim. And, let’s face it, if white trousers are good enough for the polo players, they’re good enough for us!

Ladies, you can pull off a chic, polo-worthy look with a pair of white jeans too! Irene, our slim fit moleskin jeans are perfect for balmy days pitch side. Team with summery wedges, a collared shirt and your finest pair of sunglasses, and you’re all set for a day of cheering on your favourite team.

 

Badminton Horse Trials 

Sadly, Badminton Horse Trials couldn’t take place this year, but that doesn’t stop us dreaming up our perfect look for 2022!

Being an outdoor event where you may find yourself walking pretty far to watch riders compete on the famous cross country course, you’re going to want to get your hands on some comfortable outerwear. That doesn’t mean compromising your look though, oh no!

Girls, equestrian-style outfits wouldn’t be complete without a gilet, and boy, do we have the perfect number for the job! Our velvet gilet, Sophia is ideal for layering up if it gets breezy on that long walk around the course. And the best part? She’s an absolute head-turner too!

Guys, we don’t want you leaving home for Badminton without some suitable outerwear, do we? With our super snug quilted coat Harry, you will certainly be spectating in style. Made from a soft yet hard-wearing showerproof moleskin fabric, this coat will take you from sunshine to sudden British downpour in an instant.

 

The Great Yorkshire Show

This iconic, three day event is touted as the UK’s largest country show, so we know The Great Yorkshire Show is going to draw in the crowds.

If you’re an equestrian, love anything to do with agriculture or just enjoy a good day out mooching around all that a great country show has to offer, then this is the event for you! But, what to wear?

Is there anything that screams country gent more than a lightweight gilet? We think not! So, chaps, our moleskin gilet, Jack may well be the ideal pick for days exploring country shows like the Great Yorkshire. Made from soft yet durable showerproof moleskin fabric, Jack is guaranteed to protect you from the elements whatever that country show throws at you!

For the ladies, how about our Grace polo shirt? Tailored to flatter your body and featuring a classic polo collar that you can wear up or down, Grace is the perfect piece to help you show off a bit of British country flair around the arena.

Whatever country show you decide to head to this year, you’re going to want to make sure you do it in style!

 

Horse of the Year Show

The biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment is back in 2021, the Horse of the Year Show.

Hosted at the NEC in Birmingham and taking place over five days starting on 6th October, HOYS has something for everyone. Whether you love dressage, are there for the performances, can’t wait for the Puissance, or are simply there to shop and meet the horses, you’re certainly going to be busy!

With HOYS being an indoor event, you can opt to ditch the bulky outerwear in favour of showing off your unique British style. But what exactly should you be wearing to this year’s show?

Girls, this is your chance to shine in our Mia pinafore dress. Oh no, she’s not getting covered up by a coat today! Made from a woollen-based stretch fabric, Mia will not only flatter your figure with her playful charm, but be super comfortable during a long day spectating. Wear over a cute t-shirt or long sleeve top and you’re on to a style winner!

The Beaufort hoodie is our choice for any guy headed to HOYS this year. Why? Because it’s warm enough to see you through the day in a large arena, but light enough meaning you aren’t weighed down. And did we mention Beaufort looks exceptional too? Comfort and style rolled in to one - we’re sold!

 

The Game Fair

Dubbed the Festival of the Countryside, The Game Fair is a big deal for people who are passionate about country pursuits.

Rotating around England’s great country houses, in 2021 The Game Fair will be heading to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. Attractions are set to include clay shooting, archery, falconry, 4x4 driving, food theatres, open air cinemas, gun dog shows and much, much more.

So, with that in mind, you know we’re going to want to be seen looking the part! Never fear, though, because we have some Teddy Edward pieces that are going to make you feel right at home.

What girl doesn’t love a skirt and boots combo? Emily, our moleskin mini skirt is the perfect partner for a big festival just like The Game Fair. Combine with flat boots, long sleeve top, gilet and even hat, and you’ve got the country look down to a tee!

(Image: Country Classic Lucinda)

For the chaps, you might want something a little more casual and lightweight, seeing as The Game Fair is taking place in the height of summer! Providing the weekend isn’t a classic British wash out, why not opt for George, our short sleeve polo shirt? Totally on trend, and ideal for layering up or wearing alone.

 

 

Which of our luxury British-made pieces will you be wearing out and about to the country social events of the year? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to tag us in photos of you wearing your Teddy Edward purchases on social media @TeddyEdwardClothing

 

 

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