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Ralph Lauren Tells Women Why the Equestrian Look is In

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  • Ralph Lauren Tells Women Why the Equestrian Look is In

    It's chic now to go into the city with hay in you hair.

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Now if only I didn't spend all of my extra cash on the ponies... I might have some to spend on clothes for myself


    • #3
      My barn boots do make me walk differently. My mother used to complain about all the tromping around!

      I do like the look though, especially the orange blazer with the scarf and shirt combo.


      • #4
        And manure on your shoes?

        Um, yeah......
        B'cuz I am just for-ever strolling to my barn with an armful of long-stemmed roses, to collapse gracefully on my leather couch......

        And why yes, those bright colors will so very well show off the green goobers my horses are so fond of gifting me with.
        Last edited by 2DogsFarm; Sep. 24, 2012, 05:22 PM.
        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


        • #5
          Whenever I see one of those print or TV ads for the "equestrian style" I always check out the tack that the horse is wearing. Much more interesting to me!


          • #6
            Hmm, I might have a new use for my show jacket and tall boots. At least they'll get their money's worth since I haven't been showing!
            come what may

            Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013


            • #7
              All the boots are horribly cut--- too short and thick.

              When are they going to get it right?
              The armchair saddler
              Politically Pro-Cat


              • #8
                I so want to do a derby in a plum show coat! NOT! LOL
                Proud member of the Clean Horse, Dirty House Clique! Founder of the Goodbye Fat, Hello Muscle Clique!


                • #9
                  If I took a bouquet of flowers to the barn I would get ravaged by my Cob. He loves fresh greens.


                  • #10
                    Wear a helmet, lady! I went shopping yesterday (more like browsing... i hardly ever shop for myself) and i counted 17 showcoat knockoffs in different colors, not counting colors i had already seen that day!


                    • #11
                      I'm never that clean unless I'm showing. (And sometimes, not even then! ) Throw a handful of hay, bedding, horse food, mud, horse snot..... on them and I might believe it.
                      Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


                      • #12
                        Nice horse.
                        Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                        Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                        -Rudyard Kipling


                        • #13
                          thanks for sharing this! It's good to know I'm so fashionable.
                          Veterinarians for Equine Welfare


                          • #14
                            Horse Country Chic (blogger) covered some of the pieces today - the leather purses are really nice. The boots do look clunky to us because we're used to a fitted boot. But I still think it's a great look. I loved it back in the late 80's was it when it was popular? I had a lovely burgundy show coat (from Nordstom!) and some navy knee-patch"breeches" that I wore with tall boots . I'm not as stylish these days....I'lll settle for the real equestrian look in the barn for now. I can't afford a 2nd set of equestrian inspired clothes!


                            • #15
                              I have always loved this look and I frequently work it into my wardrobe


                              • #16
                                Once, I had to go to my mother in law's house for supper straight from the barn- a bunch of the inlaws were over. I was hurriedly taking off my half chaps and paddock boots at the door, in a shower of shavings, mud, and manure, and my husband's uncle proclaims "Finally! A girl who wears those equestrian boots who actually rides!".

                                I was thoroughly embarrassed about the mess I was making (and the smell I was probably emitting), but they were thrilled to see real riding apparel.

                                We are style icons y'all- the real height of fashion!


                                • #17
                                  Did that woman have a girth around her waist? Seriously, the "bridle belt" looked like a girth.

                                  I actually liked quite a bit of it. I thought the pushed up sleeves looked ridiculous, but overall I like the style. I kind of think of it more as feminine British professor than I do equestrian, though.
                                  Originally posted by Silverbridge
                                  If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.


                                  • #18
                                    There was a little of the Pirate lLook in a few of those outfits...


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by YEG View Post
                                      Once, I had to go to my mother in law's house for supper straight from the barn- a bunch of the inlaws were over. I was hurriedly taking off my half chaps and paddock boots at the door, in a shower of shavings, mud, and manure, and my husband's uncle proclaims "Finally! A girl who wears those equestrian boots who actually rides!".

                                      I was thoroughly embarrassed about the mess I was making (and the smell I was probably emitting), but they were thrilled to see real riding apparel.

                                      We are style icons y'all- the real height of fashion!
                                      LOL, I usually run errands before or after a lesson and I am always getting compliments about how cool my boots are, or "love the pants". Sometimes if I know I'll be somewhere nicer after (like a lunch or a nice store), I'll throw on a show coat or hacking jacket. Only about 1 out of 10 people asks if I just came from riding, the rest think I'm just fashionable
                                      "A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but also when they are old and past service." Plutarch


                                      • #20
                                        SomedaySoon, that's fantastic! I'm definitely going to throw a show coat in my truck for just these occasions.

                                        Instead of compliments, I always get the hilarious old guys who smirk "hey little lady, did ya lose your horse?". Har har