by Catalogs.com Info Guru Terri Wallace
Whether you actually spend your days in the saddle riding the dusty trails, or simply want to steal the equestrian’s coveted sense of style, the horsewoman’s apparel has never been hotter!
But incorporating a bit of the horse lover’s look doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some easy ways to bring this classic yet fashion forward look into your wardrobe.
10. Riding Jeans
Denim jeans are certainly a cowboy classic. However it can be difficult to find a pair that is stylish enough to wear out, but also sturdy and durable enough that can actually ride in. Pick a pair of jeans that is durable, casual, and also boasts ease of care, so you can throw them on for a spur of the moment ride. Enjoyable casual attire makes for an enjoyable, casual ride.
Cool, crisp mornings and rainy spring weather doesn’t have to sideline you and your horse. Choose a riding jacket that is functional as well as beautiful. With a modern yet classically sophisticated style, a well-designed riding jacket will keep you warm, stylish, and ready to ride.
8. Tee Shirt
A tee shirt can serve as a comfortable base layer in the cooler months, and works as a warm weather staple. Pick a pure cotton riding shirt for a soft texture and durability. Whether you’re wearing it for a lazy ride or just around the house, a classic tee shirt will serve its purpose well.
Keep your feet dry and warm, and minimize blisters, with socks made for the trails. Pair with a good pair of riding boots for a comfortable and stylish ride!
6. Riding Vest
Vests are a versatile way to shine and stand out while riding (or if you simply want to look like you just came off the riding trails). A classic denim, rich in detailing, is a classic equestrian attire. Or consider a leather western cut vest and dress to impress. No matter what your preference, ride with style!
Although undoubtedly practical, belts don’t have to be regulated to a purely utilitarian function. Belts can be a wonderful fashion accessory and an inexpensive way to give your wardrobe a much needed boost. Riding horseback doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Consider a silver buckle, crystal accents, or a fine woven leather belt to bring a touch of drama to your ensemble.
4. Lucky Sparkle
It’s a morning at the stables, the sun is coming up, and it catches the sparkle on your delicate horseshoe pendant. A necklace that celebrates your love of all things equestrian and appreciation of the finer things is perfect with everything from boots and sweats, to your carefully orchestrated performance gear, is exactly what you need.
3. Boyfriend Sweatshirt
For those cold early morning rides, you can pull on a comfortable sweatshirt and enjoy a sunrise ride in toasty comfort. Blending fashion and comfort, the boyfriend shirt is so easy to wear, it will become your favorite sweatshirt even off the saddle!
2. Equestrian Boot
Boots. You simply can’t have enough boots. Especially when they are as classic as the equestrian boot. They pair well with skirts, leggings, jeans and, of course, jodhpurs, and they hint at both utility and luxury. The classic horsewoman’s boot is both protective and elegant.
Show the world your passion with an accessory that gives you a permanent connection to your favorite pastime. Horsehair bracelets are perfect for your favorite horse lover. Classic silver earrings, or an elegant turquoise necklace complete the look of a horse love.