BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM
With the summer show circuits fast approaching, this season’s equestrian fashion trends are beginning to emerge. Here are five fashion trends you don’t want to miss to ensure that you always stay looking your best, whether in the schooling or the show ring!
RJ Classics Gulf Knee Patch Breeches
Recently updated with new colors and sizes, the RJ Classics Gulf Breeches are the must have riding pants of the season! Featuring tan “Clarino” knee patches, the quick dry, low rise, stretchy fabric ensures a perfect fit; and the sock-style bottom creates a clean and comfortable look both in and out of the saddle. In a rainbow of colors and at an affordable price point, you can’t go wrong adding these to your wardrobe!
The ultimate street to stable piece! Unbelts are stretchable, flexible bands that, at just ⅛” thin, lay flat in your belt loops and ensure your comfort. The material prevents gaping at the back of your breeches or jeans, and can be tossed in the laundry right along with your clothes! Available in an array of belt and buckle color combinations to fit every size, and starting at just $35, it’s not hard to see why Unbelts are taking the equestrian scene by storm!
EIS Summer Style Sun Shirts
Equi In Style (EIS) shirts are among the most lightweight and breathable sun shirts on the market. The technical performance fabric provides UPF 50+ protection and reduces your body temperature by 5 degrees, making them perfect for hot summer days at the barn, on a run, or on the tennis court! The company released two new summer colors this year that are sure to become a staple in your wardrobe, in addition to the array already offered.
Samshield “Miss Shield” Helmet
The newest addition to Samshield’s array of helmet options is the Miss Shield, sporting a wider brim than the traditional model, and currently taking all three rings by storm. As with all of Samshield’s helmets, a wide variety of sizes are offered with removable liners for easy washing, in addition to countless custom options. While still new to the market, the Miss Shield transfers from schooling to the show ring with ease and has quickly become a hit.
Essex Classics Sweaters
The new V-neck and Quarter Zip sweaters from Essex Classics are sure to frequent the summer circuits this year. Designed with an extra-fine knit, these sweaters are perfect for chilly summer show mornings as well as for layering in the colder months. Both versions of the sweater feature elbow patches and contrast stitching details for an added flair, and easily double as both barn and everyday attire!
Keep an eye out for these 5 up and coming trends out and about at horse shows across the country this summer!
About the Author: Annie Birmingham is an 18 year old equestrian from Long Island, New York. A freshman at Long Island University studying equine management, Annie can usually be found spending time at the barn and grooming at horse shows up and down the East Coast.
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