Having grown up around horses, une femme has always had a soft spot for equestrian-themed clothing and accessories. The look is classic and timeless, but if you don’t wish to appear to be on your way to a riding lesson, don’t wear it head-to-toe. By mixing one or two equestrian inspired pieces with other basics, you’ll keep the effect fresh, and not overdone.
Riding boots are hot right now, which means there are a lot of choices available. I prefer a simpler boot, without a lot of extraneous buckles, straps or hardware to look dated in a year or so. Here are some options, all under $200.
Scarves can also be easily incorporated into one’s regular wardrobe. To keep from looking like the Queen Mum, pass up the elaborate knots and throw over your shoulders casually, with a “this-old-thing?” insouciance.
Or, the Mother of Them All, Hermés.
I know jodphurs have made an appearance on the runways recently, but frankly, that’s one item I’d skip. Not only are they rarely flattering, but they’re tough to wear without looking a tad…costume-y…
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