By Brandi Cyrus of StyleNative.com
For the September Show Jumping Issue, I decided to do something a little bit different, and show you a few looks you can wear as a spectator, rather than a competitor. Maybe you’re cheering on a family member or friend, or enjoying the change from your riding clothes for the Grand Prix. These are two looks that are both stylish and comfortable enough for a horse show. Three cheers for casual chic!
You’ll fit right into the horse show scene in a blazer, as it’s reminiscent of a competition coat. Pair it with a casual white tank and some denim shorts to dress it down. Pair the outfit with sneakers to keep you both comfortable and accessible to the barns if need be. My favorite part about this look is the super cool denim dickey’ that I’m wearing underneath the blazer. Hunt, Ltd has several of these in their store right now, in all different colors and materials. The greatest thing about the piece is that it’s actually a backless vest, so you get the extra layer without the bulk under the jacket. Having this denim layer with a “moto-style” collar puts a whole new spin on a classic cropped navy blazer.
I traded out my sneakers for boots in this outfit, which are both practical and cute when they’re peeking out of the flared jeans. Speaking of flares…they’re coming back into style in a big way! The key to pulling these off with a modern look is to go for a mid-rise or high-rise waist. I kept the same white tank for this outfit, because there’s nothing more versatile than a white muscle tank! To dress this outfit up a bit, I added some fun jewelry from one of my favorite designers. I also layered a bandana around my neck, which is another trend i’ve been seeing all over the place recently. The best way to wear this trend is to go for an unexpected, nontraditional color, (like this taupe one I have on) and to find one with a soft, thin fabric so it doesn’t add bulk. The color of the bandana ties in the adorable equestrian inspired tote bag, which is tough enough to hold any barn gear you may be carrying around.
Photos courtesy of: Tausaha Ann Photography.