As equestrians, we have a serious style advantage. Everyone just loves our look. It’s inspired countless fashion campaigns and looks. It’s a classic, never go out of style look. Seriously, look back 40 years ago and people were wearing the exact same look. Don’t take this to the extreme though, eventually fashion does change.
Oh no wait… I think it’s still the same.
But this is a good thing! It means if you buy something and take care of it, you literally never have to buy it again. I honestly hate shopping, but I love looking good, so I see this as an excellent perk. I don’t like the concept of “updating” a wardrobe as new trends come in. I just want to look good in whatever I am wearing, and not have to think about it.
As someone who hates shopping, but likes looking good, I decided to put together this handy guide to equestrian inspired fashion that you only have to buy once, and then feel satisfied that you will look good the rest of your life… FALL NEUTRALS EDITION (unfortunately the weather does change, so these pieces do not not work year round.)
Let’s start with our color palette. This is actually inspired by just how much I love neutrals, but it also looks like fall, so really this worked out in my favor.
I love neutrals because they are just easy. They are soft, easy going, and they make a statement, but not an aggressive one. They make you look put together in a way that looks like you didn’t try hard, even if you did. I love a neutral monochromatic look, or they can be used with other wardrobe pieces, because they will go with anything. Even clothing that might have been “cheap” looks good if it is in a neutral color. Also, if you’re always wearing neutrals, it’s easier to have a “uniform” for work. Don’t believe me? If you know any suit wearing guys, see how often they wear the same suit multiple times a week.
I don’t think you can ever go wrong with neutrals. I highly recommend going with neutrals for everything, including your house, your car, and all your pets.
Confused about how equestrian fashion translates to street wear? Well, be confused no longer for I have created this easy to view graphic of different looks! I would be thrilled to go out in literally any and all of these. I need them for my wardrobe. These aren’t looks just from “this season.” These are looks from many different fashion campaigns, and they ALL would look so good right now. That’s the benefit of the equestrian inspired fashion.
The only downside to these specific images is that some of the manufacturers might not be making them now. But we can improvise.
So if you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some forever stylish pieces, read on!
Soft chunky knits, smooth jersey, and elegant details.
Budget: Topshop Turtleneck – $56
Classic, timeless, wool coats.
Budget: Tahari Oversize Shawl Collar
Budget: T Tahari Pointe Knit Leggings – $20
Budget: New Balance Sneakers – $85
A Fun Hat
I love hat.
Budget: Hat Attack Classic Wool Beret
Budget (sort of): Natori Wide Leg Pants – $58
Wow, what a whirlwind. This was a lot of fun to put together, and I would be so happy to go out wearing these. Or in the case of the loungewear, be so happy to wear it in the house. My new thing is to actually put effort into clothes I wear around the house now, too. Before it used to be just whatever loose pants and oversized sweatshirt, but now I have four other people living with me, watching my every move. Judging me with their tiny eyes. It’s a big motivator.
Put effort into lounging. Your judgmental children will thank you, not in the form of words, but by no longer judging you. Perhaps even admiring your style.