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Smart-Casual Style: Women’s Wardrobe Essentials


In today’s fast-paced world, where the lines between formal and casual attire are becoming increasingly blurred, the concept of smart casual has emerged as a go-to style for many occasions. From weekend outings to office settings with a relaxed dress code, smart casual offers the perfect balance of sophistication and comfort. 

At Walker and Hawkes, we believe that country clothing embodies the essence of smart casual, blending timeless elegance with practicality and versatility. Whether you’re exploring the countryside or attending a casual gathering, our carefully curated collection of women’s apparel combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, allowing you to effortlessly enhance your everyday style. 

The Delamere Jacket

The quintessential addition to your smart casual wardrobe. Crafted with detail, this piece embodies effortless style while offering unparalleled functionality for the modern woman. 

Beautifully Designed – The delamere Jacket exudes sophistication with its subtle tartan pattern, perfectly blending old-world charm with contemporary elegance. Made in Britain from 100% waxed cotton, it boasts a timeless aesthetic that will never go out of style. 

Craftsmanship – Experience the luxurious feel of Silkway, a waxed cotton created using cutting-edge technology while preserving traditional features. 

Functionality meets Durability – The delamere offers protection from the rain and wind without compromising on breathability and its waxed cotton shell ensures durability, making it a wardrobe staple for years to come. 

Complete the Look – Paiir your Delamere with our curated range of country clothing, including hats, jackets, gilets and knitwear. 

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The Ashby Tweed Jacket

A testament to superior craftsmanship and timeless style. Designed for the modern woman who values both sophisticated and functionality, this jacket seamlessly combines tradition and comfort. 

Crafted to Perfection – The Ashby Tweed Jacket features an outer shell made from a premium blend of 60% wool, providing you with durability and comfort making it the perfect choice in the face of harsh weather.

Protection – Produced to the highest standards by a top-quality countrywear and derby manufacturer, the Ashby Tweed Jacket is built to withstand the elements. It offers lasting protection against oil and water-based stains, dust, and dry soil – ensuring you look impeccable in any situation. 

Versatility – The jacket’s neutral colour palette and classic silhouette make it incredibly versatile. It can be effortlessly dressed up or down, allowing you to transition seamlessly from day to night or from work to leisure activities. 

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The Derby Tweed Mayland Blazer

This single-breasted blazer design with two-button fastening strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary style. Its sleek silhouette and tailored fit make it suitable for various occasions, whether you’re dressing for a casual outing or adding a touch of sophistication to your work attire. 

Comfort and Functionality – This blazer features side vents for ease of movement, two front pockets with flaps for added convenience and four interior pockets for practical storage. 

Versatile Dressing – Pair the Mayland with a simple t-shirt for a laid-back yet polished look, or layer it over a shirt and tie for a more formal feel. For an exceptionally stylish statement, coordinate with the matching waistcoat to create an outfit perfect for the races and special events alike. 

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The Harrison Cardigan

Designed for the woman seeking both style and warmth. This beautiful cardigan is made from 100% supersoft Merino Wool. The buttoned look offers the perfect combination of comfort and sophistication, making it an ideal choice for smart casual occasions. 

Tradition & Style – Rooted in the heritage of Aran knitwear, the Harrison Cardigan pays homage to its rich history while excluding contemporary elegance. The intricate cable stitch pattern symbolises the ropes of fishermen; representing good luck!

Comfort and Functionality – Merino Wool’s natural properties make the Harrison Cardigan both exceptionally warm and breathable, ensuring comfort in any weather.

Easy to Style – Layer it over a blouse or dress for a polished smart casual look, or pair it with outdoor clothing for added warmth during outdoor adventures. 

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The Danesford Baker Boy Cap

Crafted from British Millerain Waxed Cotton, renowned for its durability and weather resistance, this cap combines rugged elegance with unmatched functionality, making it the perfect accessory for women who value both style and practicality. 

Unmatched Durability – British Millerain has been producing fabrics for over 140 years, catering to various clothing requirements. The Daneford Cap is designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures. 

Ultimate Comfort – The internal lining, crafted from 100% Cotton Twill with diamond-quilted padding, offers both comfort and insulation. 

Versatile and Stylish – Available in various colours, this cap effortlessly complements a wide range of outfits, from smart to casual ensembles and outdoor attire.

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The Derby Tweed Winslow Skirt

Be it a casual outing or a formal gathering, this skirt is a classic; it brings an ideal blend of elegance and sturdiness with it. 

Simple yet Stylish – Featuring a smart knee-length design and a classic silhouette, making it a piece that can be dressed up or down effortlessly. 

Quality and Protection – The tweed fabric offers long-lasting protection against oil and water-based stains, dust and dry soil. It’s fully lined interior and moleskin waistband provide added comfort and durability. 

Tailored to Perfection – Produced to the highest standards by a manufacturer of top-quality english country wear and derby clothing, the Winslow Skirt reflects our commitment to quality craftsmanship. 

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Step Into Style!

As we draw the curtains on our exploration of smart casual dressing with Walker and Hawkes, we hope you’ve uncovered some gems in our collection, ready to curate your own signature style. 

With our unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and timeless design, every piece from walker and Hawkes is crafted to empower you with confidence and poise. 

Whether strolling through the bustling city street or embracing the tranquility of the countryside, our commitment to excellence ensures that each garment exudes quality. durability and timeless elegance. With Walker and Hawkes, you’re not just dressing for the moment – you’re curating a wardrobe that stands the test of time. 

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