How to Take a City Girl to the Country

It’s true. I’m a city girl and always will be at heart. Having family in the country, however, means I get the wonderful opportunity to visit them in the mountains. As you might have figured out, the attire is much different. If you’re struggling with what to wear when you visit the country yourself, this city girl has it all figured out and I can show you ways that will leave you looking and feeling your best! I’m giving you three tips to help on your next country getaway.


1. Wear heels.

It’s OK to forget practicality. If you wore heels in the city, then by all means wear them in the country, although you may want to leave your Louboutins at home. Sometimes I’ll wear my chunky heeled boots, for a nice compromise. Clearly in this look I wasn’t too worried about wearing my favorite leopard print heels! If you do choose to wear heels like I did, be comfortable with the fact that you will be labeled as an outsider. My family is so understanding and wouldn’t expect me to show up any other way!



2. Dress up your jeans.

Think casual chic. Jeans and heels are one of my favorite combinations to showcase this casual chic look. I don’t feel overdressed when I wear jeans and still feel my normal chic self. Pair them with a chic top or cute sweater like the one I’m wearing. Accessorize with some jewelry, your favorite wool coat, or some leather gloves and you’ve perfected the wintery country-chic look too.



3. Don’t forget the lipstick.

Just because you’re going to the country, doesn’t mean makeup and lipstick are optional. Be bold and go for that bold lip color that has you feeling fabulous! You’ll be glad you did!


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Keep smiling!

P.S. Don’t worry. No shoes were harmed in the capturing of these photos!


Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. January 3, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    You look fabulous! You’re right, people will stare if you wear heels in the country, lol. Oh well, I do it all the time too. Love your style!

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much! And you’re so right, Annie! I used to feel so out of place and now I just own the fact that it’s part of who I am!

      🙂 Molly

  2. January 3, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    I loveeeee this look! That jacket is so gorgeous. I really am so jealous of the snow, DC has been freakishly warm. Hugs, Kait
    PS: My family has learned to accept me wearing impractical things as well!

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much Kait! I think that’s awesome that your family has accepted your impracticality of fashion too! haha! I would totally send some snow your way if I could! We don’t get snow too often here, but we’re so close to the mountains that it’s just a short drive away! Hope DC cools down for you!

      🙂 Molly

  3. January 3, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I’m so jealous right now. You , the snow everything about this is amazingly beautiful.
    And girl don’t worry.. Welcome to my team! Heels forever.. Hehehehe!
    Love your coat. So stylish as Always.
    I hope you had a wonderful holidays!
    Wish you a phenomenal week ahead.
    Love, Raysa

    • January 3, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you Raysa! I’m so glad you know exactly what I’m talking about! Heels all the way, every day!
      🙂 Molly

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Aww thanks so much Raysa! I wish I could send some snow your way! I really do love it so much! Have a great week!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you, Carina! I’m all about wearing beanies this winter!

      🙂 Molly

  4. January 4, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Too right you can wear heels as and when you please! I have done the exact same thing 😉
    I love your beautiful coat. Gorgeous! Laura x

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      Haha that’s so great! I love that you would have done the exact same thing! Thank you for the compliments!

      🙂 Molly

      • January 5, 2016 / 10:01 am

        I really have especially when it’s come to fashion shooting for SheHearts! Heels and woodland… can be tricky but it can be done 😉

        Laura xx

        • January 6, 2016 / 12:27 am

          Exactly! 😉 There definitely is an “art” to walking in heels and woodland! So glad you hear you have it mastered!

  5. Len Dela Peña Parent
    January 4, 2016 / 7:59 am

    You look amazing, Molly!!! Love all these pictures! All the best for 2016!
    Much love, Len

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you, Len! It’s exciting to mix up the photo locations with a little bit of snow too! Have a great week!

      🙂 Molly

  6. WhatWouldVWear
    January 4, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Happy 2016, Molly! YOU are just the cutest! Love the tips, wearing heels in the country is a must and yes, people might stare but who cares, right? Love this post, you are always so bright and chic! So glad we connected!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Vanessa, Thank you sooo much! I love that you totally agree with me that wearing heels is acceptable all the time! I am very glad we connected as well!

      🙂 Molly

  7. January 4, 2016 / 8:58 am

    I’m glad no shoes were harmed in the making of this post 😉 Love the outfit, especially the rich color of your coat and that cute cozy beanie!

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Haha, I had to be extremely careful with the shoes, but it’s totally worth it! Thank you for the compliments!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks girl! I had a total blast playing in the snow!

      🙂 Molly

  8. Leah Grey
    January 4, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I just moved from NYC to rural Southern Ontario Canada so I feel like I am an expert in this area!!!!! Lipstick is an excellent idea. So are luxurious fabrics and accessories!! We wear our boots and put our heels on later here though (can’t have the snow and mud ruining those nice shoes!!). I also find I seem to spend more money to buy nice clothes instead of buying as MANY. Trips to the city aren’t as frequent so I splurge 🙂 nice article!!!!!!!

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      OK girl you definitely know exactly what I mean! If you live in the country, definitely protect your heels for the special times! and I totally agree. Buying MORE doesn’t always mean better. Investing in quality pieces is what it’s all about!

      Thanks for the love!
      🙂 Molly

  9. January 4, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Eveything is perfection! From your sweater to your necklace, the coat and your heels!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Wow thank you for the sweetest compliment Abby! You’re making me smile over here and I love your beautiful blog!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you for the compliments! I’m all about those little details too!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 4, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much Janna! You know I can’t help but keep smiling and the snow is just so fun to play in! Hope you have a great week!

      🙂 Molly

  10. Aiko Cunanan
    January 4, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    The magenta coat and leopard heels are a match made in heaven! You look beautiful and you look like you’re having a blast in the snow! You make me miss the cold temperatures too much!

    • January 6, 2016 / 12:23 am

      Thank you Aiko! I loved the combo as well! I don’t mind the colder temperatures, but I sure do miss the warm sunshine!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 6, 2016 / 12:24 am

      Thank you so much! Leopard print heels have my heart as well!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 6, 2016 / 12:24 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you agree! It was my Christmas day country attire! Simple but chic!

      🙂 Molly

  11. Haley
    January 5, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Molly, you are so brave for wearing heels in the snow! You go girl! These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Have an awesome day!

    • January 6, 2016 / 12:25 am

      Thank you Haley! I may have had a crazy idea, but I thought it would make for a fun photo haha!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 6, 2016 / 12:26 am

      Ellie, thank you! I’m so glad I’m not the only one crazy enough to wear heels and jeans in the country! It’s so fun being a girl!

      🙂 Molly

    • January 16, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you, Bailey! That’s so sweet! Have a great weekend!

      🙂 Molly

  12. January 10, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Thanks Josette! I’m such a girl that I can’t help but wear lipstick and heels whenever I can!

    🙂 Molly

  13. January 16, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Thank you Holly! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    🙂 Molly

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