Wouldn’t you though?
Gorgeous isn’t it? I know, take a minute, steady yourselves. Designed in pure silk, this exclusive collaboration between Really Wild Clothing and Liberty is going to get you loads of ‘Where did you get that?!’ comments (and don’t we honestly just LOVE IT when that happens?). The relaxed fit shirt has a really pretty neck tie fastening, but I think the brilliant citrus shade and modern black and white print keeps it this side of totally cool. There’s enough for everyone to go round, please form an orderly queue.
That said, Berkshire-based Really Wild Clothing is no stranger to stampedes. The company was inundated with calls when Kate Middleton was photographed wearing one of its Nubuck Shooting Waistcoats (£495) on a trip to Kent. The ‘Duchess Effect’ in full swing (interestingly, she actually worked for Really Wild Clothing way back). And calls came from far and wide – America in particular is partial to the ‘Countryside Chic’ look, and yes, it is totally a thing, and Really Wild Clothing is blazing a trail.
The Liberty Print Silk Tie Neck Shirt Citrus Petals (to give it its full name) is sensibly priced for a beautifully made pure silk shirt, at £155. And if you’re feeling weak at the knees, there are more gorgeous pieces to check out on the website. I have my eye on that leather skirt. Hubba Hubba!
This cool country label was created by Natalie Lake who spotted a gap in the market for chic, well-tailored classic garments with a modern twist. In 2002 she collaborated with the Royal Berkshire Shooting School after failing to find the kind of clothing she wanted to wear.
Her approach was to create luxury timeless collections using bespoke tweeds, high quality leather and hand crafted Spanish riding boots (love, love, loving these!). More than ten years on, and Really Wild has grown to encompass men and women’s clothing for outdoor country wear as well as styles that work well in town. A glorious mash-up of town and country, sounds like the recipe for an amazing local superblog. Oh, hang on a minute…
Really Wild Clothing, Unit 5/6 Frilsham Home Farm, Yattendon, Berkshire, RG18 0XT. Tel: 01491 352600. www.reallywildclothing.co.uk