7 Ways to Work Equestrian Style into Your Daily Wardrobe

Guest post by Jennifer Monahan.  One of the hottest trends in fashion right now is having equestrian hints in your wardrobe. The look...

Guest post by Jennifer Monahan. 

One of the hottest trends in fashion right now is having equestrian hints in your wardrobe. The look you are going for might not be totally equestrian, but you might hint at it. These seven pieces, some of which you likely already have in your wardrobe, will help keep that equestrian style that you love, but make it appropriate for many other occasions.

1. Collared Shirts
You don’t want to go over the top with your collared shirts because they can go a little costume like. A simple, less bold, plaid shirt with darker or neutral colors, like black, gray, white, navy and various shades of brown or dark gray look great. If you really want a hit of color, add accents of a faded pink or dark red.
If you want to keep things vintage, a fitted crisp white shirt with ruffled collars with unique cuff details is a classic equestrian style. If ruffled collars aren’t your thing, perhaps check out shirts with wrap neck collars for more of an edgy equestrian look. These options  will allow you to still feel comfortable, and give you the ability to easily mix and match them into your wardrobe. If you want to go a little more equestrian, tuck them into whatever you wear on the bottom!

2. Equestrian Boots
Equestrian riding boots are probably the first thing you think of when you consider working equestrian style into your wardrobe. Throwing on a pair of black knee-high riding boots under a dress with some tights automatically brings some equestrian flare to your outfit. For a more casual look, slide them over your skinny jeans, or under your bootcuts, for an easy and understated way to go equestrian chic.

3. Charm Bracelets
Jewelry really isn’t the first thing you think about when you consider adding equestrian elements to your wardrobe. However, it is a very smart way to add a dash of sparkle with a bit of equestrian vibes. Don’t go too heavy on the gaudy or sparkly jewelry, as that can actually take away from the whole feel of the outfit (for inspiration see Mack & Jane Artisan Equestrian Cuffs with charms, pictured here).

4. Fitted Breeches
Fitted breeches are another way that you can bring equestrian elements into your wardrobe. Aside from looking better on many people and fitting into the riding boot better, fitted breeches are generally more comfortable too. If you really want to amp up the equestrian vibe, consider getting pants that have leather detailing on the leg or are complete sleek with a lack of seams or pockets.

5.  Scarves
This one might not scream equestrian, but it can really help to tie a look together. Look for scarves in satin or silk that you can tie around your neck or one that you can tie to the handle of your bag. There are many different ways you can tie your scarves, so you will never get bored with this one accessory.

6. Leather Belts
Leather belts are a practical way to bring equestrian elements into your wardrobe. A mid-size black or brown belt will hold up your pants or skirt but will also add some rougher textures into the look. If it’s your style, add a moderately sized belt buckle that you like, for an extra hint of that equestrian vibe. If you don’t have belt loops on your pants, you can also use them to cinch in the waist of your sweater or dress.

7. Tweed Blazers
A tweed blazer is not only a really great item to have in your wardrobe, but it is also one of the best equestrian elements you can invest in. You can pair it with just about anything – from cotton floral dresses to a pencil skirt and heels. You have to be careful not to pair it with too many other things on the list, however, or you will go into that dreaded costume territory again.

In the end, you have to be selective about which items from the list you want to use and when. While the boots can be paired with just about anything on the list (and in your wardrobe in general), you have to be careful about laying on too many items. Get out there and don’t afraid to add some equestrian chic accents to your everyday wardrobe!

Jennifer Monahan is a freelance writer and a  mom of 2 fantastic kids out of Jackson Hole Wyoming. When she's not working around the house, riding her horse or cleaning up after her husband, she likes to keep up and write about the newest fashion trends. You can follow her on twitter @Jenmonahan76.


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  1. The riding boots tend to go with me everywhere, indeed! Love the bracelet pictured.

  2. Yes mine do too. I love my cowgirl riding boots and usually always wear them with all my outfits since they look so good and stylish.

  3. This Collared shirts and charm bracelets looks superb.


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