Tuesday, January 6, 2009

1.06 // Equestrian? Oui, s'il-vous plait!

Equestrian doesn’t necessarily have to mean horse poop and smelly clothes - it can mean smart jackets, white gloves, quirky hats and - of course - riding boots. That much has been made obvious the past few seasons, and has been well showcased in collections from Rag&Bone, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and many more. The good news is, you don’t need to go out and spend hundreds to get the look - maybe drop a few $$ for the boots (if you don’t already have some - they’re a great staple for fall & spring), and if you want to go all-out and get a bona fide riding hat. Be my guest!

(Essentials for this look: white ruffles, black or brown leather, appropriate trousers [gray or black, usually], riding boots, subdued color palette - an all-around elegant and refined look).

Rag&Bone // Fall 2008

Carolina Herrera // Fall 2008

Moschino Cheap & Chic // Fall 2008

Oscar de la Renta // Resort 2009

Ralph Lauren // Spring 2008

Ralph Lauren // Spring 2009

…and it must be good, since it’s caught on so quickly! We’ve been seeing cropped pants paired with smart ankle and knee-high boots, and a veritible plethora of fitted blazers & jackets with very English-style cuts on the lapels and waist. Here, see for yourself:

lazy day.

see the pants + leather + blouse?

red flowers

And a few inspirational photos:




…et maitenent, notre equipement du jour:

Bottega Veneta // Spring 2009 (doesn’t really fit in with the theme, but I love this look - and this is just the right shade of brurnt orange that I love!)

Asta la vista!

~ r

1 comment:

  1. I like fashion but I think this year they have disappointed me because cloths are similar what Golfers are wearing. I'm so furious with this I think I'LL go to buy my generic viagra in order to forget it.