Channel classic equestrian style this autumn

The realities of living in the city make it rather difficult to fulfill girlish childhood dreams of owning a pony. Instead, you can channel a love for the equestrian in the style department.

A little bit preppy, but also exuding a timeless look of fine tailoring and femininity, equestrian style is simple to emulate – the trick is choosing quality garments. To create this look, you’ll need to invest in a few wardrobe staples: a blazer, crisp collared shirt, knitted jumper, riding boots and slim-fit jeans. You can create an ensemble from these items, or weave a couple of the elements into an outfit. Accessories such as horse-shoe jewellery, horse-printed stockings or jumpers, and leather gloves will also complement the attire without taking the style guide too literally.

Ralph Lauren is a pioneer of this look, and his most recent fall collection revisited the label’s signature aesthetic with a nod to warm tones and feminine cuts. For a more playful touch, you can mix a tweed jacket with bright hues to play on this classic approach to dressing.

Image via Ralph Lauren.

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