STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Rocking Riding Pants

Looking for a chic and comfortable preppy take on leggings? Take a cue from equestrian style and grab your riding pants. The skinny style of the riding pants is reminiscent of the skinny style of jeggings, leggings and slim-fit sweatpants, all of which are currently having a moment. They are versatile enough to be worn with a long, casual shirt or a dressier top. The sleek look provides a pulled together feel, making them appropriate for almost any occasion.

I spotted this Fashionista walking to class, when her riding pants with leather details caught my eye. The tan base combined with the black leather patches suits any color shirt with which you may wish to combine them. This Fashionista paired her riding pants with a black blouse, black flats, mixed metal rings and a gold watch. Her outfit also features a gold statement necklace which translates to “God willing” in Arabic, since she is taking Arabic classes. This necklace adds personal flair to the ensemble.

For a casual look that looks like you didn’t just walk out of the stable, combine your riding pants with a crop top and black leather or light denim vest for an urban twist. An alternative to this could be tucking a loose blouse into a high-waisted pair. To continue the equestrian feel, pair them with high boots, or dress them up with heels for a night out.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “You can make neutral looks a little more interesting by combining different textures and fabrics—leather, chiffon, etc—or wearing some unique jewelry. You don’t always need bright colors to make an outfit pop!”