How to wear the equestrian fashion trend in 2022: Charlotte Casiraghi & Kate Middleton equestrian style for less

Lauren Cunningham

Chanel wowed the crowd by bringing in a real-life horse, ridden by royal Monaco (and professional jumper) Charlotte Casiragui, on the Paris Fashion Week runway, and the internet went wild. But this isn’t the first time a major designer label has taken inspiration from horse riding. style.

Charlotte Casiraghi on the Chanel catwalk

Gucci horsebit loafers, Ralph Lauren polo shirts, and almost everything from Hermès are all up there with some of the most famous examples. And it’s not just fashion houses that look to sports for style advice.

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Kate Middleton, Reese Witherspoon, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Iggy Azalea and Kayley Cuoco have all worn riding outfits before, with knee-high boots, white shirts and vests as staple pieces. And of course we can’t forget Zara Tindala true equestrian professional.

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So, is the equestrian look coming back into fashion? If Chanel seems to think so, then we’re not one to argue. These are my stylist-approved picks to get you into the equestrian gang, whether you have your own horse or not.

A pair of riding boots

Leather Whistles Hadlow riding boots, £249, John Lewis


Starting with the most obvious, a pair of knee-high riding boots will have you looking like you’re on your way to riding in no time. Wear with jeans and a white shirt for a chic everyday look.

A white shirt

Rich Collar Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt, £15, Marks & Spencer


A white shirt is an absolute wardrobe essential for both work and play looks, and it pairs perfectly with our equestrian themed fits.

A vest

Ultralight Down Compact Vest, £39.90, Uniqlo


Whether worn under a coat for extra warmth or on its own when there’s just a little chill in the air, you’ll get more wear out of a vest than you might first think. Wear with jeans and a long sleeve top.

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skinny jeans

Levi’s high waisted skinny jeans, £88, John Lewis & Partners


Skinny jeans are the ultimate denim fit and uncool right now, thanks to Gen Z, but when you tuck them into knee-high boots, there’s nothing to worry about. Pair it with your tall boots and white shirt, and you’ll be polo ready.

V-neck jumper

Pure Cotton V-Neck Jumper, £25, Paul James


For a more regal look, throw on a v-neck jumper over your white shirt or wear it alone for a sophisticated take on the equestrian vibe. If you’re looking to take it a step further, wrap your shoulders around for preppy private school chic.

Horsebit mules

Moccasin mule, £195, Russell & Bromley


Of course, we had to feature a horsebit moccasin here, and this moccasin mule hybrid is a fabulous choice. Wear it with jeans and this trusty white shirt for a subtle take on the trend.

A polo shirt

Polo, £125, Ralph Lauren


Go classic with a Ralph Lauren polo shirt. Pop the collar off and tuck it into jeans for maximum pony points.


Lydia Millen Bi Stretch Button Detail Jodhpur, was £135, now £68, Karen Millen


Perhaps the most literal piece of riding gear, these jodhpurs are for those brave enough to jump on this trend with both feet. Styled exactly like the model and you can’t go wrong.

A Barbour jacket

Barbour International Sandown Jacket, £219, John Lewis & Partners


Barbour jackets are absolutely essential for the horse-loving community, and this Sandown jacket is a great option. Belted for a more tapered waist, it will keep you warm whether you’re on horseback or on foot.

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Diamond earrings

Crown stud earrings, £45, Pandora


Minimal jewelry suffices for practical reasons, but a bit of sparkle is essential – a diamond stud, like these tiny Pandora earrings, is enough.

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