Go Wild in the Country
We're calling it already - meet the dress of the season, in all its Liberty print loveliness.
It was a love at first sight between Muddy and this exquisite shirt dress (£235) from Really Wild. Just look at her! With its dainty Liberty print in a muted, autumnal ’70s palette, rendered in swishy silk, with mother of pearl buttons, it’s so gorgeous I could kiss it. (Er, not that I do kiss items of clothing, that’d be weird.)
A print midi-dress doesn’t sound like it’d be the most versatile piece ever but, trust me, this little beauty would work for most occasions. Before the weather gets too nippy, I’m dressing it down with a black leather biker jacket and white trainers. Alternatively you can sex it up with a few opened buttons (go on, open another!) , pointy black ankle boots and a fur gilet. Or, go full Seventies vibes with block-heeled knee-high boots and a poloneck jumper underneath. And that’s just for starters.
Really Wild boutique in Marlow, Bucks, launched last year, but if you’re yet to check it out (oh for shame!) it’s one of Kate Middleton’s go-to brands. No sign of her when I popped in last Friday (shame, as I was getting ready to have a hair swishing competition) but what I did find was a stonking selection of AW17 pieces. There was a lot of Muddy love in the room, and not just for that dress. Here are my other top picks…
In the market for a winter warmer? I love the subtle check – and checks are a HUGE trend this season – and purplish palette of this mannish coat (£325). Perfect for smartening up sloppy school run jeans and trainers.
The shop specializes in stylish but weatherproof boots, for those occasions when you want warm, dry tootsies but wellies just won’t cut it. These new waterproof leather knee-highs (£345) are spendy but beautiful.
Summer may be over but you can still have strawberries, my friend. More Liberty print, silk gorgeousness, this time in blouse form. How cute is that pattern?
Dangly earrings aren’t going anywhere this season. These pear-drop green amethyst and lemon quartz ones (£50) are as well-priced as they are pretty.
Words: Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos, editor and founder