I got inside a shoe shop recently and most of the inventory now displays autumn and winter footwear. Whew, talk about summer breeze, it literally just went through. With autumn just around the corner and with my riding boots worn out from last season, I am in search for something similar, probably one with a bit higher heels though.
For I consider myself old-school, I would go for something perennial; an equestrienne look for autumn. Non-equestrians can always be chic sporting this look ranging from white shirts, tight jodhpurs (trousers will do), tweed or other hacking jackets and leather riding boots. But, to take inspiration, one can actually get pieces from a rider’s overall look and play mix and match.
I take inspiration from an extensive collection of horse riding wear from Equestrian Clearance. Jodhpurs, or pants that have comfortable makes and tight fit are best for autumn, not too warm nor too cold for the wearer. I chose this tweed Caldene Jacket -cut over a pussy bow white top, although one with sleeves would have been better. If you may, buckles and belts; reminiscent of horses add elegance and class to your overall look.
You can also pull this look with a tweed skirt matched with a riding-coat cut, riding boots and of course, a saddle bag to complete the look. Stick with trending colors brown, chestnut, deep maroons , hints of blues and olive accents.
The equestrian look is a definitely one that will never go out of style. Designers always take inspiration from this trend. History does repeats itself especially in the fashion world. Fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger presented this look at the New York Fashion Week sometime ago, long riding-coat cut tweed and riding boots plus a riding helmet accentuated with silk scarves, classic!