If you’re an experienced equestrian, you’re going to love this trend which Net-a-Porter has dubbed “the new horse play.” This new twist on equestrian fashion reads like a modern Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren ad: jodhpurs, riding boots, capes, and belted coats, a chic center part with long, sleek hair extensions worn either long or pulled into a pony tail. The equestrian look is the perfect way to incorporate other popular fall trends. Wear a military-inspired belted coat, a tweed cape, or a pair of smart plaid wool pants. Accessorize with tall leather boots, a thick belt in oxblood, and a pair of leather gloves. You won’t fail to impress with this polished, buttoned-up look for fall.
How to Wear this Trend:
Luckily the riding hat and whip are not necessary, but you wouldn’t be out of place if you pulled your old jodhpurs and riding boots out of your closet. This trend is open for modern interpretation; you’re not restricted to black jodhpurs, riding boots, a crisp white collared shirt, and a matching jacket. Although black and white are always in style, this fall is all about color, prints, and new fabrics. To make this style your own, upgrade your plain black pants to “wet-look” leather pants in a dark jewel tone, wear your jodhpurs underneath a tweed skirt and tucked into a pair of leather boots for a feminine twist, or choose a military-inspired jacket instead of a classic blazer. The key to this style is looking “smart” by wearing fitted pieces like pants and jackets for a streamlined silhouette. If your top is loose, be sure to tuck it in, and if your jacket is too loose, add a wide belt.
Accessorize this look with a suede bag and a chic collar necklace. Finish the look with the appropriate hair and makeup.
Add Long Hair Extensions to Mimic a Horse’s Tail:
Hair extensions are necessary to add length to your hair and length to your body- the equestrian look is all about length. Pull your long hair into a sleek, polished ponytail, style your hair in a long braid, a classic bun, or part your hair on the side, add volume to the top of your hair to create a pouf, pin it in place, and keep your locks long. Keep your makeup minimal, but be sure to keep your brows thick. To highlight thin brows, use a brow liner in a similar shade to your natural hair color to accentuate an arch and length.
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