We’re at the end of our fall fashion trend coverage for 2011. The highlights:
Last but most definitely not least, we have the riding jacket– which I’ve extended to also include saddle bags (the handbag kind, not the get-on-the-treadmill kind) and riding boots.
I love the equestrian look. It’s polished, but with an element of fun. Equestrian is an extension of military; in fact, the two trends often blend and can easily be worn together.
Let’s see the goods:
1. Willow & Clay Plaid Riding jacket ($98)
2. Label Lab Military Riding jacket ($230)
3. ASOS Saddle satchel ($37)
4. Tarnish Rustic Mini Saddle bag ($128)
5. Aldo Laughhead boot ($170)
The key to equestrian is layering key pieces over the basics in your wardrobe– solid tees and blouses, skinny denim, leggings, cropped trousers, lightweight sweaters. This olive riding jacket (1) is my new outerwear-crush. Seriously chic. Love the slightly-geeky plaid, and the brown trim at the collar and waist. The waist is brilliantly done; it nips in and then flares, which will give you some curve (or complement the curve you already have). A black jacket with gold buttons (2) is another choice; this one is both riding and military. I picture it over a long slouchy tee, a pair of black leggings and ballet flats or boots.
The saddle bag is a perfect way to get accessories in on the fun. To keep it equestrian, I tend to choose bags that have an element of that gorgeous saddle brown worked in. This ASOS satchel (3) is super affordable and chic. Olive green with brown trim and rugged hardware (4) is a little bit downtown, a little bit headed-to-the-stables. How cute would either of these be slung across the shoulders with a simple white crew neck, a pair of skinny denim and these incredible Aldo boots (5)? I love the two-toned look, and how the top of the boot angles in. That’s Derby, in the best way.
What do you think? Are you mounting up this fall?