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Saturday 26 May 2018

Fall in line with country glamour

Who said you can't look good while engaging in hard work? Our Fashion Editor rounds up some of most stylish and practical autumn buys

Tweed cape in Moss, €549, Gore-Tex boots in Mahogany, €395, Dubarry
Tweed cape in Moss, €549, Gore-Tex boots in Mahogany, €395, Dubarry
New York Coat, €350; Cheetah scarf, €50, Paul Costelloe Living at Dunnes Stores
LK Bennett Wrap, €145, Kildare Village
Alice Hannah faux fur edged scarf, €76, Arnotts
Napapijri hat, €26, Kildare Village
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Suede cape, €262, Studio Collection at River Island
Hunter original refined Wellington boot, €175, Brown Thomas
Khaki floppy hat, €37.50, M&S Collection
Prada 'Linea Rossa' Sunglasses, €170, Brown Thomas
Leather riding boots, €29, Primark
Limited Edition suede pocket Puffa coat, £79, M&S
Michael Michael Kors Parka, €495, Brown Thomas
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Where have all the wellies gone? I searched high up and low down for them last week, with little success and the explanation that the stores gave me was "they sold out for the music festivals".

However, all is not lost. I found really comfortable, beautiful Hunter wellies at Brown Thomas and to be honest, they are so gorgeous, you will want to wear them long after the Ploughing Championships have wrapped at Tullamore.

Capes were a major feature on the catwalk this season, and Irish firm, Dubarry, from Ballinasloe, are doing some really cosy, contemporary, 'county' styles in stunning autumnal colours.

Their Samphire tweed cape in Moss, (pictured) is a real investment buy, and committed fans of the Irish brand will already be familiar with their Galway boot, which Bruce Springsteen has been known to buy 15 pairs of at a time!

If you would prefer a lighter wrap, I spotted a cool one at Kildare Village where you can scoop substantial discounts on the original price tags.

For sheer affordability, it's hard to beat Penneys' traditional riding boots at €29, and their suede over-the-knee boots at €25 look equally good with jeans tucked in or worn with a dress and coat.

Paul Costelloe's classic camel coat is a new arrival to Dunnes Stores, and he has beautiful scarves to finish off the look.

So if you're heading down to Tullamore today, I've rounded up some wardrobe inspiration that's both practical and stylish.

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Bairbre will be talking fashion, farming and forecasting at the Irish Independent marquee at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon with Nuala Carey from RTE, local Tullamore style blogger Lisa McGowan, and boutique owner, Jean McCabe, who owns Willow in Ennis and Galway. See you there!

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