I’ve always wanted to be a horseback rider. Though I must admit, it was never because of the sport and it had more to do with the clothes than anything else. There is something so ostensibly-chic that I begged my father for lessons despite my aversion to the outdoors. Alas, he saw right through me and declined but since then I have held a strong inclination for anything riding boots and blazers. Nothing makes me happier when these trends roll back into the spotlight, so when designers decided that equestrian was back for the season, I was ecstatic.
This Fashionista initially caught my eye because of the way she pulled off the equestrian trend. Her amazing boots were of course what pulled me in. This Fashionista is wearing boots from Tory Burch which are a great Christmas wish present. But for a more realistic alternative DSW has a great variety and these two are my top picks. Riding boots can give an amazing Americana vibe to any pants, skirts or dresses. Fashion houses such as Givenchy and Tommy Hilfiger have determined that riding boots are this season’s must have.
To further make me geek out over this Fashionista’s outfit, I am obsessed with the way she color blocked. By sticking to the same spectrum of the color wheel, Monica paired gold and blue with neutrals, which is a great first step if you do not feel prepared for color blocking. Try it out with a top like this one for a touch of quirk.