One of the best things about living in Northern Ireland has to be our stretches of beautiful countryside. But what to wear for a day adventuring amongst the vast expanse of forests, beaches and mountains that make up the stunning island? That’s where Lighthouse comes in, a local brand ‘lovingly crafted for enjoying beloved places, or exploring new ones.’ This look is undoubtedly a pared back, neutral one, far from pretty pointed flats, structured jackets and statement handbags. But sometimes, it’s best to be ‘honest’ and ‘practical’ with what we wear. Less polished, more playful. The Skye half zip cotton sweatshirt is perfect with its high funnel neck and its combination of classic nautical stripes with deep berry hues. It’s a sweater that’s just made for N.I Sunday’s spent frequenting just about every National Trust coffee shop and taking long walks with family. Teamed with Topshop Jamie Jeans (more hardy than the Leigh without compromising on a snug, skinny fit) and of course, Converse. I’ve had these red bad boys for almost ten years now and we’re still going strong. If there was ever a casual trainer to invest in then surely Converse are the ones. Lighthouse clothing is about being in tune with your surroundings. And when time spent with family in the great outdoors is time that we treasure, then what better excuse to embrace a more authentic style and leave the designer bag behind. We won’t regret it.