From the American prairie to the British countryside, influences of rural, even rustic, living were all over the fall runways. In a society obsessed with city-dwelling lifestyles, this is possibly the most refreshing and inspired of recent trends. Now is one of the key times per year that we long to get away from the drudgery of pavement and metal for a walk through a tree-lined avenue on a brisk autumn day, so to have at least the fantasy through our outfits (if not the reality) is gratifying indeed. Keys to these looks have to do with color palette, neon accents are out of the question, fabric, and shape. When you have it in mind to channel your inner "hometown" girl, you'll have to leave your slouchy boyfriend-inspired pieces in the closet. While some designers played with menswear inspiration in a country atmosphere, they made it tailored and chic, so that femininity stayed firmly in the equation. You should too. Here are some of our favorite looks to inspire you.
Jennifer Davidson joined theFashionSpot team as Managing Editor in November 2010. In addition to overseeing the editorial content of the site, she shares her fashion, beauty, and pop culture obsessions in her weekly column The Love List. Prior to joining the tFS team, Jennifer produced fashion segments for television, and is also the co-founder of StyleBakery.com.