Thursday, August 26, 2010

Obsession: Equestrian Style

One of my favorite kind of "preppy styles" is the equestrian look. I used to ride for about 4 years but it took up a ton of time that I didn't have so I had to give it up. But, since then, I have become even more obsessed with the riding look and horses. I work at a barn for disabled children over the summer, so I get my horse fix in then, but the wintertime definitely calls for the equestrian style.

I love, love, LOVE this picture. It's of Gisele Bundchen and her sister, and I love their clothing. Of course, you really couldn't wear this outfit unless you actually were a horseback rider, but a girl can dream.

This is a photograph from the newest issue of Vogue of Charlotte Casiraghi. She is Grace Kelly's granddaughter (Princess Caroline's daughter). She's 24, a fantastic equestrian, and sponsored by Gucci!

Speaking of Grace Kelly, this is a picture of her in an old-English equestrian get-up in the movie, "The Swan".

Who doesn't love Betty Draper's wardrobe? She is played by January Jones in the fabulous show, "Mad Men". 

Now, get ready for the huge collection of Ralph Lauren pictures I have involving equestrian style...

I love this outfit! It's very preppy, in my opinion. I would kill for the riding boots, and I adore the bag and the scarf!

This is from the Ralph Lauren Spring 2008 collection. It's theme was centered around a horse race, and it had a couple of jockey inspired outfits, as shown above.

The two ads above were from the 2008 Blue Label collection and it is still my favorite Blue Label collection to date. I love the polos, the boots, the accessories, the styling, everything about these looks. When I was in 8th grade, I had to do a yearlong project that "proves a point", and I chose how Ralph Lauren revolutionized fashion. At the end of the year, I did a fashion show with all of my friends and I wore the "Blue Label Equestrian" outfit. I remember that I wore a mens blue oxford button down, a scarf with horses on it around my neck, jodphers, and my friend's tall riding boots. Things never change!

I envy this outfit. I will hopefully be able to put it together this fall!

Also, I created a Polyvore account so I can show my outfits heading into the new school year. Here's the link, and I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!

xoxo, Hannah


  1. Hi, Miss Hannah! I found you over on Pink & Green Thursday!! So happy to be following along :)

    I am in love with that first magazine cover! What a gorgeous image.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!! xoxoxo

  2. love love love this! I want to add a few equine pieces to my wardrobe :)

  3. Love equestrian style!! Major eye candy.

  4. I am SOOOOOO with you on style...I rode for years growing up. That is fantastic that you work a stable that helps disabled children! xx

  5. I LOVVEE IT! <3 I'm a rider too...I ride about 4 times a week so it is very hard for me to wear my riding attire "out" since I wear it all the time to the barn! Hah! I love the style though. It's simple and classic. Horses are a perfect accessory in life :) They fill your hearts with joy and are God's most beautiful creatures!