March Style Guide: Inspired by Gardening

Farewell, chilly days of hibernation; we’re celebrating spring in full force by, in the words of Joni Mitchell, getting “back to the garden.” Whether you’re working with a planter box on your urban terrace or a small plot beside your cute reclaimed farmhouse in the country, it’s time to bust out those gardening tools and get to work. Flowers, vegetables, herbs…regardless of what you sow this season, it’s important to be properly equipped — and that doesn’t mean opting for oversized plaids. Good news for our fabulous and fashionable readers: it is possible to get your hands dirty while looking effortlessly chic. There are few industries that understand the importance of quality heirloom pieces quite like the world of gardening, and the timeless apparel/accessories below will leave you looking forward to dressing down for an afternoon of seeds and soil.

D-Ring Trench Coat

“Water resistant cotton blend with plaid lining. Cotton front closure with welt hand pockets and interior chest pocket. Adjustable straps at shoulder and cuffs with engraved logo D-rings at chest and back. “Fuck Everybody” pin included.” — Supreme New York

Gardeners Goatskin Glove

“Made in our U.S. factory. These form-fitting goatskin work gloves were designed to fit a woman’s hands. We use buttery soft, top grain domestic goatskin leather. Hand washable. Available in sizes S, M, L, & XL.” – Woman’s Work.

Long Rubber Boot

“These handmade rain boots can withstand even the hardest torrential downpour. Made specifically to deal with wind and water, our rain boots can help you love the rain. Made of the finest single-estate, 100% natural rubber from sustainable harvests. This pure, natural rubber is mixed with our own secret recipe, making the fundamental composition 80% pure natural rubber and 20% secret recipe. Entirely PVC-free, our boots contain no animal by-products. The result is a sturdy and reliable companion for rainy days.” — Ilse Jacobsen

Recycled Leather Garden Belt Pouch

“This neat Garden Belt Pouch made from recycled leather comes with handy labels, pencil, dibber, and snips. Just attach to your own belt and away you go for a day in the garden or potting shed.  Everything will be within easy reach wherever you are. Great for keeping secateurs on hand, too.” — Garden Divas

RHS Flora and Fauna Trowel & Secateurs

“Flora and Fauna Trowel & Secateurs Gift Set presented in a pretty gift box featuring a beautiful botanical print. These tools, which have teal coloured handles and stainless steel heads, are two of the most frequently sought after when popping out for a spot of gardening.” — Garden Divas

Bradleys Heritage Garden Kneeler

“This Heritage Garden Kneeler is strong and tough and should serve you well for years. It has been handmade in the U.K. from hard-wearing waxed cotton and brown leather. This traditional kneeling pad will provide firm protection to the hard-working gardener when planting, sowing, or tackling the weeds. Just wipe down after use to keep it in good condition.” — Garden Divas

NosiLife Adventure II Long-Sleeved Shirt

“This relaxed long-sleeved travel shirt is also a technical titan, providing wearers with the benefit of NosiLife permanent insect protection as well as effective UV coverage. Available in fresh, summery prints with a cooling moisture-wicking and anti-odour action for the hot-climate trail.” — Craghoppers

Blaklader 2654 Garden Bib Overalls

“Blaklader 2654 Garden Bib Overalls are a durable and practical recycled polyester and cotton twill bib and brace, which features Cordura reinforcements on the rear pockets, tool pocket, and the kneepad pockets. This pair of gardeners bib and brace overalls also features chest pockets, a rule pocket, and a key loop.” — Mammoth Workwear

Hot Frog Living Composter

“The Hot Frog Living Composter (Vermicomposter) is the 2nd generation of worm composters created by FCMP Outdoor. We’ve incorporated some terrific design updates in our latest version. A moisture control water retention channel runs around the outside of each tray. Instead of allowing the liquids to fall directly through the tray, this channel gathers moisture to prevent the bedding from drying out along the edges. When it’s time to expand your living composter, a collection of 40 angled tunnels extend down from the base of each tray directly into the bedding of the tray below. This provides ample opportunity for worms to migrate between trays.” — Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm

Adidas Bucket Hat AC

“The Adidas Bucket Hat AC is a six-panel fisher hat equipped with raised 3D Adidas Trefoil logo embroidery, a 3-stripes hatband and loop, as well as tonal eyelet stitching at vent holes. Interior features taped seams and a moisture-absorbing sweatband. 100% cotton twill.” — HHV