Disclosure – I was sent these items for the purpose of this review, however all words, photos and opinions are my own.
One of the things I love most about Swansea is how it feels like we have the best of all worlds here.
From the city centre to the beaches to the woodlands and parks, we have all the bases of both urban and country living covered.
Being such a mix of things though, means you often need to find clothes that work just as well in the middle of town as they do in the middle of the woods. And this is where brands like Rydale clothing really shine.
They’re a country clothing brand that have evolved to include great looking clothes that work in all these different environments.
So when they got in touch to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing a few pieces from them, I said yes straight away!
The first piece I was sent, which I have completely fallen in love with, is this gorgeous soft grey cross neck sweatshirt.
This sweatshirt is so beautifully soft and the fit is just right, so it’s lovely and comfy but looks great too, with a nice shape to it.
What I really love about this sweatshirt is all the little details that make it so much more than just a simple jumper.
The big, slouchy neck on it is so cosy, and I love the pop of the pink drawstrings against the grey of the sweatshirt. There’s also subtle Rydale branding on the front and back of the top that I think looks great.
The sweatshirt also has textured elbow patches, in the same grey as the rest of the top, that I really like. Like the logo details, the elbow patches are nice and subtle but add just that little bit of interest to what might otherwise be quite a plain sweatshirt.
The soft grey colour that I chose is great because it goes really well with so many other colours, so I should be able to wear it with pretty much all my jeans and joggers and jeggings.
It looks particularly good though with the blue denim skirt that I also chose from Rydale.
Rydale have got quite a big range of skirts to choose from on their site, most of which are smart, tweed options which would be great for anyone looking for a more formal skirt for work.
I wanted something a bit more casual though, and really loved the look of this denim skirt.
As soon as I tried it on I knew I’d made the right choice. The denim is lovely and soft and has a nice amount of stretch to it, so it is incredibly comfy to wear.
I also really love the length of it. I’m 5′ 4″ and it comes to just above my knee which is perfect for me.
And best of all?
It has pockets.
Lovely, big, fit-your-whole-hand-in-them pockets.
This might just be the perfect denim skirt!
The last piece that I chose was this blue and white striped dress.
It’s a really simple style which means it is incredibly easy to wear. I chose the 3/4 length sleeve dress, but there’s also a short sleeve version that looks lovely too.
The dress is made from a stretch jersey fabric that is really comfortable to wear.
I was a bit worried that the jersey fabric might make it cling and look unflattering, so I was really happy when I tried it on and realised the cut of the dress means it actually skims over my stomach and the stretch to the fabric just makes it move nicely.
This is a great everyday dress, so easy to pull on in the morning and know it’ll look good.
The French blue and white stripes are a classic look and the A-line cut of the dress really is flattering. The dress also has a low scoop back that I really love, it just adds that little bit of interest to a lovely simple piece.
All of the items that I chose from Rydale are lovely quality and feel like they’ll stand the test of time.
Which shouldn’t be a surprise after getting to know the company a bit better.
The Yorkshire-based company was built on the idea of creating country and outdoor clothing that was great quality, reliable and stylist. Now they’ve expanded to be able to market to city-dwellers but have kept these ideals in mind.
So no matter who you are you can enjoy their hard-wearing and stylish clothing.