Style Blogger: Essentials to Achieving the Equestrian Look

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Today, my ensemble was inspired by the ever so trending equestrian style. This refined look, in my opinion, is better than the preppy look and is a powerful way to look sharp in the midst of fall. And, since, I was lacking the many essentials to complete this look; I stuck to my Frye boots, riding pants and a button up for the day. Besides the Fall 2013 runway shows, for this outfit, I spent some time observing my horse riding friends here in Fort Collins, Colorado for inspiration. As a result, I decided to compile a list of the 8 essentials to achieving the classic equestrian style with you, First Class Fashionista’s valued readers.

  1. Riding boots: My personal favorite is anything Fry or, other than that, tall and thick leather boots are ideal.
  2. Riding pants: They should be tight fitting, and make sure you pick a fabric that doesn’t rub.
  3. Turtleneck: A turtleneck will help keep warm, of course.
  4. Scarf: A scarf can serve two purposes. Make it cute, and try adding a pop of color
  5. Tweed jacket: A tweed jacket completes the equestrian look, and you’ll find layering is important.
  6. Aviators: These fashion must-haves protect the eyes, and make sure the lenses are polarized
  7. Tote: Every equestrian carries their belongings in style.
  8. Gloves: Gloves are equestrian essentials. They keep your hands warm and are practical as they protected the hands from the rein.s

These essentials and tips are a fusion of fashion conscious idea from an equestrian point of view. Below, is a picture of my friend Krista riding her horse in style, my inspiration for the equestrian set.

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About Megan T

I'm a junior, apparel merchandising major at Colorado State University. Along with writing for First Class Fashionista, I help with fashion shows in Denver and Fort Collins. I love writing, traveling, and drinking tea. With an empire state of mind, in a little over a year I hope to have a career in PR in NYC.