The Equestrian look has had a major influence on fashion in the last while. If you’ve been wondering what to wear with your brown skinny jeans, here is an idea.
Cardigans are a great basic staple in any wardrobe. They’re proper, classic and give off an old money vibe. That makes them a great piece to work with when you trying to create an outfit that is traditional and old world. Many North American women wouldn’t think to combine black with + brown ( it’s more European), but this is actually a very handsome combination that makes the outfit look rich and like you belong to that elite “horsey crowd.” If you have a defined waist you can belt the cardigan or wear a stretchy black/ brown tank underneath and leave you cardigan open.
Nothing says equestrian like a fab pair of riding boots. Choose boots that are black or brown or a combination of both. The beauty is in the quality of the leather and the detail of the hardware. Buying riding boots is kind of like buying boots with jewelry on them. So make sure the buckles, belts or metal straps on the boots are good quality and will last. Let’s face it we’re pretty hard on our boots so this is important.
At first I thought this purse was Gucci, but now I see it is a Michael Kors bag. Nevertheless, this type of two-tone monogram bag is a safe bet for this type of outfit ( Coach is famous for this purse too). If you prefer a purse without a pattern, that’s fine too. Just make sure it is brown, black, camel …something that keeps this look more tone on tone. Although bright-colored purses are in at the moment a bright blue bag, for example, would destroy this elegant look. If you want to look like you just walked out of the stables at your English countryside manor your colors need to be more refined and subdued. Neutrals will do that.
Sure you can wear this outfit without jewelry, but try this. Put your thumb over the necklace in this collage and you will quickly see how much it really does add to the look. Go the extra mile.
Does this excite you? Do you have the urge to run out and buy some riding boots? I thought so. Here’s a peek at some riding boots that will make you look Fabulous after 40. Oh, an don’t forget to check out part 4 of this series on What to Wear with Skinny Jeans.