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Here's How To Master Equestrian Style, No Horse Necessary

We're chomping at the bit for the latest trend.

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One of the glories of fashion is its ability to pick and choose the best sartorial items from various vocations that, in all honesty, we might never get to experience otherwise (even if it is through a slightly pastiched, fantasized lens). We’re talking military jackets and cargo pants, nautical fisherman stripes and, most recently, pieces taken from the horseback rider’s arsenal. 

Brands like Hermès, Ralph Lauren and Gucci have been long-standing champions of the equestrian gal’s preppy style, but it was the launch of Stella McCartney’s FW17 collection and its decidedly horsey vibe (cue the fitted blazers and buttery tweeds) that inspired us to dip our toes into the style.

Stella McCartney (images: Elle.com)
 
Think of the jockey-centric aesthetic and you’re likely to conjure up the image of some fabulously waspy East Coast-er who lives off of cable-knit sweaters, Prosecco and her Polo Club’s Cobb Salad. It’s fabulously bitchy, and we’re pretty into it. On the other hand, there can also be something very sultry about equestrian clothes and accessories: all the black leather, confusing fastenings, straps and various metal hardware details are very tactile and ’90s-era Linda Evangelista (to say nothing of riding crops, obv). 

So switch out your regular cotton leggings for a pair with structured leather panels to add a don't-mess-with-me element to an otherwise understated weekend look. Try out a pair of chunky Chelsea boots with skin-tight pants, an oversized tweed blazer and a statement tee for a preppy, but edgy, take on the look. Go full fetish in a leather harness layered over a delicate knit sweater, or give a subtle nod to the style with a double buckle belt. 

Here are 22 pieces of equestrian-inspired pieces we can’t wait to get our hands on: 
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The Line by K, The Riding Pant - $149
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Tony Cohen Ulla Pant - $425
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Koral Vertex Stirrup Leggings - $110
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Zara Trousers With Small Checks - $50
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5/22
Eloquii Miracle Flawless Legging - $70
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Topshop Wrap Belted Check Skirt - $68
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P.A.R.O.S.H. Adele Blazer - $164
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Forever 21 Plus Size Blazer - $30
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Smythe Corded Lace Blazer - $695
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10/22
Storets Dyna Faux Fur Cuffed Blazer - $228
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Chloé Small Faye Goatskin Leather Crossbody Bag, Denim Blue - $1,490
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Rebecca Minkoff Large Suki Crossbody Bag - $245
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Ariat Close Contour Grained-Leather Chaps - $150
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Frye Campus Lace Glove - $158
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& Other Stories Tricolour Leather Panelling Gloves - $85
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Gucci Princetown Jacquard Horsebit Mule - $695
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Bella Vita Romy Over The Knee Boot - $53-$75
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18/22
Vagabond Amina Chelsea Boot - $160
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Modcloth Upcoming Classic Boot in Ecru - $36-60
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Loéil Toulin Pant - $128
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Ralph Lauren B-Low The Belt Double Buckle Belt - $178
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Céline Vintage Equestrian Style Belt - $257
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