Holy City Style

February 27, 2008

How To : Equestrian Chic

Filed under: Thrifty — carolime @ 2:22 am

I adore equestrian style. There’s something incredibly chic about such a pulled together look. Usually, it’s associated with something slightly pretentious but there’s definitely room to have fun with it. So saddle up and sport this.


Cavalry Boots
Frye Boots

A good friend of mine and I were discussing Frye boots today. These are all the rage right now, and I can understand why. Speaking as the recently displaced financial princess, I can attest that they are slightly out of my college student budget. But quite stylish nonetheless.

Crowne Pro Field Boot

The true equestrian connoisseur knows Ariat boots anywhere. Again, they are a bit pricey…but if anything fun to look at. I have the zipper backed one for horseshows, but they’re quite awkward looking when worn outside the ring. I suggest a tall boot with no zipper or a side zipper if you plan on wearing this look for fun.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden makes a very nice equestrian styled boot. Since this isn’t a real tall boot, you won’t have to worry about getting your calves squished in two.


Now, if you’re not a fan of going all out and wearing tight fitting riding pants (beware vicious panty lines!), a good pair of straight leg jeans of khaki colored pants will do the trick.

Ultra Low Skinny 521 Jean

I’m a fan of Levi’s makes some awesome skinny jeans that aren’t ridiculously priced. The fit is spot on and there’s just enough stretch to make you not curse yourself. Actually, I ride in these myself…so I can attest to their fit and comfort.


Now, if you want to fall the style to a T you must have riding coat and white button down shirt. This can get pricey, and actually…I brought my own riding coat down from Kentucky and have yet to wear it out and about.

I did however find a glorious fitted tweed jacket at Banana Republic’s super sale a few months ago. It has a spectacular fit and certainly embodies the equestrian appeal. Any fitted blazer will work wonders and bonus points if you pair it with a bright colored button down.


Saddlebred Horse Head Necklace
Zulu Moon

I don’t mean to betray the horse world, but equestrian inspired jewelry has always come off as a bit tacky to me. Use this to your benefit.

Add a quirky piece of horsey inspired jewels to make your look instantly fun. Plus, super sparkly belts are all the rage on the huntseat show circuit, rock one on the streets and revel in your sparkly style!

Putting it together…

If this comes off as a bit too pretentious, don’t let it. Have fun with the style. Pair ridiculous t-shirt under a fitted blazer, skinny jeans, and tall boots. Mmm, instant sex appeal, giddy up and go!

Sticking to the original…

More street worthy…



  1. I LOVE this style.

    Check these out. They are way too expensive but hey, we can dream:


    Comment by lifeandlit — February 27, 2008 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

  2. i’m drooling.

    Comment by carolime — February 27, 2008 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

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