How to wear the equestrian fashion trend in 2022: Charlotte Casiraghi & Kate Middleton equestrian style for less
The equestrian outfits to shop now if you were inspired by the Chanel fashion week show. Riding outfits include horse-style pieces like knee-high riding boots, Ralph Lauren white shirts, Gucci horsebit vests and mules. We know that the Monegasques Charlotte Casiraghi and Kate Middleton would be big fans of this equestrian trend…
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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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