BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN
In the fashion industry, capsule wardrobes are the new craze. Capsule wardrobe is a term created in the 1970s by London boutique owner Susie Faux, who defined the term as “a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, which can then be paired with seasonal pieces.”
Today’s capsule wardrobes consist of staple pieces of clothing that are interchangeable to create the maximum amount of outfits possible with the minimum amount of items, usually thirty seven or less. It’s a concept we can easily fold into the equestrian world. Here are some starter pieces to make your own mini equestrian capsule wardrobe!
The center of this mini equestrian capsule wardrobe is RJ Classics low rise, front zip Gulf breech in Sand. At a reasonable price point, these breeches are RJ Classics’ most popular style breech. The Sand color is perfect for the show or schooling ring, making them ideal for a capsule wardrobe. Additionally, it may be valuable to consider purchasing an additional pair of Gulf breeches in a color such as Black or Shadow Blue for schooling. The Gulf breech is available in size 22 through 36, and in short, regular, and long lengths.
Le Fash NY’s new Paulo Alto Tech Short Sleeve is made with the ultimate sport tech technology, including maximum mobility, comfort, high breathability, and cooling, UPF 50, and unique mesh venting. Plus, it can double as a schooling and show shirt, making it a key piece in this capsule wardrobe. The Paulo Alto Tech Short Sleeve is available a variety of colors and sizes ranging from extra extra small to extra large.
The Ariat Ladies Ramiro Sweater is a timeless v-neck sweater that can be worn over a show shirt during early morning schooling or layered underneath a jacket in the winter. With contrasting elbow patches, this sweater is a perfect multi-functional statement piece. The Ramiro Sweater can be purchased in blue saga or heather grey in sizes extra small through extra large.
Equi In Style’s Solid Cool Shirt is made with UPF 50, IceFil technology that reduces body temperature by five degrees, and odor control, making it the ultimate schooling shirt. In colors ranging from navy to hunter green and sizes from extra small to extra extra large, Equi In Style’s Solid Cool Shirt is a great addition to any equestrian capsule wardrobe.
Back on Track Socks use body heat to create a soothing relief that can aid in reducing inflammation and pain and can improve circulation. Back on Track’s versatile material makes their socks suitable for long term, year-round wear.
The Tailored Sportsman Black Quilted “C” Belt is sophisticated and stylish, making it a great purchase for any discipline from the hunters to the jumpers. The black quilted design is durable and matches with almost any outfit, causing for it to be a key piece in a capsule wardrobe.