There is perhaps no sport that has embedded itself in fashion more than riding wear. From Kate Middleton to Blake Lively, equestrian fashion has inspired many fashionista. It’s not uncommon to see celebrities sporting equestrian-inspired ensembles, whether they’re taking a cue from British history or merely appreciating the comfort of stretchy riding pants. In any case, certain accessories have become widely adopted by fashionistas (riders or not). These five equestrian staples have crossed from the show ring over to the runway, becoming mainstays in the world of the fashion forward.
Everyone from Taylor Swift to Giuliana Rancic has been spotted sporting riding-style pants. And why not? They’re comfy, they’re sleek, and they’re on trend. So take a cue from Taylor and transition your breeches into your non-equestrian life, too.
This one should not be much of a surprise. Like a classic blazer, a good riding coat instantly brings a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Buttoned or unbuttoned, it can add structure to an otherwise loose ensemble. It’s easy to see why the riding coat is worn by everyone.
Perhaps the most widely-loved carryover from the equestrian world, riding boots have been a fall and winter staple for many years — and for good reason. These tall leather or faux leather boots are super warm when the weather turns south, and they’re great for a little bit of puddle splashing. Plus, they look chic with a pair of jeans and a sweater. We can’t wait for autumn to come so we can bust out ours!
While we’re on the topic of riding boots, it must be noted that spurs have taken a special place in the hearts of non-riders. Yes, even the most utilitarian of equestrian accessories has been adopted by fashionistas. Many boots feature spur-inspired heel adornments, a throwback to classic equestrian style. Everybody loves a little extra bling!
Unexpected yet refreshing, a billowy stock tie can lend a vintage feel to an otherwise simple ensemble. Paired with a flowy white blouse or a cute high-neck dress, this look is super cute for a variety of occasions.