“Horses are the new yachts” – The Sunday Times Style
Fall 2010 my girls, is all about that all classic horse-riding style: jodhpurs, horses, riding boots, over the knee tights, ruffle skirts, long coats, fur collars, chiffon, multi-strand necklaces, ties, silk, brown, leathers, black, rust plaids equestrian english boudoir style.
Christian Dior, Galliano, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Ralph Lauren, Marc by Marc Jacobs… the runway was covered with this style, you name the designer and you get it….
I J’adore Ralph Lauren’s collection, it’s adorable and true to the style – it’s a bit too classic but it’s my style, it’s me. Find out what suits you and go shopping my darlings.
The main piece of this season’s equestrian style is the jodhpur riding trouser. Jodhpurs are typically ankle-length and fitted, and they may have either a tight cuff or stirrup at the bottom. Oftentimes, jodhpurs will have seams on the outside of the thighs and legs or patches on the inside of the knees, a design originally intended for reinforcement, creating a more durable horse-riding pant. Jodhpurs were first popularized by the British military and cavalry, but later adapted into popular culture as work pants and everyday wear.
Look for a high-waisted jodhpur, either entirely fitted (like leggings) or more loose-fit and trouser-like, complete with tapered legs. Choose neutral, creme colour.
Match your jodhpurs with a crisp white button-up blouse, preferable high-neck for a modern and sophisticated look. When the weather is a bit colder complete the look with a crop leather jacket or a tailored jacket ! You will look great.