At the end of the 20th century, in response to the increasingly difficult environmental situation in the world, several new styles in the design of architecture and clothing arose. They called for the use of natural materials, for simplicity and naturalness in everything and for approaching nature. Country style has become one of these trends.
Simplicity and sophistication
This style originated in the 70s of the last century, when designers drew attention to the lifestyle of people from the American provinces with its inherent simplicity and sophistication at the same time. Having appeared in America, this trend in fashion has spread throughout the world. However, armed with the main elements of this style, the designers of each individual country added their own details to it, using the folklore of their area, their ethnic bias. Therefore, the Greek country is very simple, while the German is a little heavy, while the Slavic is distinguished by painting and stained glass.
Country style has an object of imitation. This is nature that does not like clutter and chaos. Therefore, the space of the room in which it is embodied should notcontain nothing superfluous, and its content can include only natural materials. Wood is the most used material in the interior. Stone and cork are also used for interior decoration, and wicker mats and woolen rugs are used as additions. Curtains in country style are made of cotton or linen in simple colors: checkered, small flowers or stripes.
This fashionable trend now has all the advantages of a rural way of life - simplicity, unpretentiousness and closeness to nature. Even the term "country" in English means "village". The classics of this style are modern cottages buried in flower beds and greenery, the interior decoration of which corresponds to the national traditions of the country. The Slavs, for example, have always decorated their homes with handicrafts, such as antique utensils, all kinds of napkins and tablecloths, embroidered and knitted, cushions on sofas, bedspreads, curtains. In country style, all this is organically combined with a fireplace, carved wooden furniture and dishes decorated with floral ornaments.
Colors of nature
This fashion trend is characterized by natural colors and in the same combinations in which they manifest themselves in nature. By analogy with the shades of the earth and the sky, the colors of the country style are blue and brown. Therefore, the most popular products of this style are leather jackets and jeans.
The main feature of country style in clothes for women is the contrasts of the elements used. For example, rough shoes and lace are perfectly combined here,denim and ruffles. But to implement this fashion trend, you need to have a certain taste and have a sense of proportion so that the result is both simple and sophisticated.
The second feature of the style is the convenience of things, their practicality. It uses cowboy boots with low heels, large bags and simple fabrics that are easy to care for. All ensembles of women's clothing in this case can be reduced to two images:
- set with jeans;
- country style dress.
At the same time, additions in both cases can be exactly the same, it is with their help that a unique image is created.
Set with jeans
The girl looks like a cowboy in these clothes. A light-colored t-shirt or men's checkered shirt, as well as a fringed leather vest, are a classic outfit. Details, such as a leather belt and metal or wood fittings, help emphasize the country style in clothes. Complete the outfit with a wide-brimmed cowboy hat.
A variation of this style is the look with shorts, which in some cases are made from old jeans. Additions to it are usually used the same as in the previous set.
Instead of jeans, which can be patched and worn, you can wear leather or corduroy trousers, and you can replace a men's shirt with a denim jacket or a ruffled blouse.
The previous outfit represented a strong and brutal girl. But the image with the dress showsher romantic and gentle cowboy friend.
Blouses usually have a loose fit: with frills, openwork patterns and open shoulders. The choice of skirts is very diverse. It includes the following options:
- floor-length skirts in plaid or other lightweight fabric with or without pleats;
- plain cotton skirts with frills and ruffles;
- suede fringed skirts;
- denim skirts of different lengths, and mini-skirts can be torn at the bottom.
The cut of the dresses uses a fitted silhouette with a floor-length skirt and bare shoulders, which emphasizes the femininity and romance of the girl. Ruffles, frills and pleats create country style in clothes.
As with the jeans look, this set is well complemented by pointed boots, a wide-brimmed cowboy hat and a genuine leather vest. Lacing is widely used in all elements of clothing.
For the colder seasons, this style features ponchos and chunky knit sweaters. Bags are made of natural fabrics, voluminous, with fringe and metal decorations.
Makeup and accessories
Country style strives for naturalness in everything. Makeup emphasizes the natural beauty of the girl here, so it is used very sparingly. Bright lipstick is not welcome, lip gloss works well instead. Eyebrows and eyes are only slightly tinted, and a slight blush is applied to the cheeks. Shades of saturated shades are not applied. Girlswho have long hair, it is recommended to braid them or wear them loose. Ribbons, headbands or cords are used to secure the hairstyle, but not barrettes.
Country style in clothes is complemented by accessories such as leather bracelets and belts made in ethnic style, massive pendants on leather cords and silver earrings. The neckerchief is one of the must-have and frequently used accessories of this style.
Clothes for men
Country style in a man's clothes emphasizes his masculinity, strength, endurance and courage. The elements of the suit are made of natural fabrics with a long wear life, which are designed for difficult operating conditions. These are leather, suede and denim. Lightweight materials such as cotton and linen are used for shirts. Of the patterns in this case, plaid fabrics are very popular.
Country-style menswear trousers are made of leather and corduroy, but jeans are now more commonly used. They are perfectly complemented by leather or suede jackets with and without fringes, with lacing and metal accessories.
In men's clothing of this style, one of the important elements is the vest. It can be made of leather, suede, corduroy or denim with leather or metal buttons. Checkered shirts are welcome. An important addition is a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, also made of natural materials, with holes for air, as well as boots with pointedtoe.
There are few accessories in men's clothing. Firstly, it is a leather belt with elements of an ethnic pattern. And secondly, this is the previously mentioned neckerchief. After all, a cowboy needs it, on the one hand, to protect against cold and dust, and on the other hand, as a material that can be used to wipe sweat in the heat. In addition to them, pendants and bracelets made of leather, bone or silver are used.
After considering the country style in clothes for women and men, as well as the corresponding interior, we can say that this is a lifestyle with its own philosophy, which returns us to our roots, showing the beauty of ordinary things. It is distinguished by convenience and versatility, simplicity and sophistication, nostalgia and charm.