PMWIW#3 Equestrian lite

I'm not pretending that these are successful attempts at equestrian.  But they are what I wore when I was trying to see what pieces would give a slight equestrian vibe.

For #1, I decided that equestrian would best be met by my pointy toed brown boots.  I haven't worn them in forever, and decided it may as well be time to decide whether they stay or go.  They were comfy enough to stay.  White jeans and a brown plaid shirt are either a brown and white ensemble, or a not terribly successful attempt at equestrian.

#2 is a copy of Suz's Urban Equestrian look.  Black boots (It's not cold enough for my moto boots yet, so I went with my Doc Martens), jeans (mine are boyfriend), gingham checked shirt with a black blazer.  After this untucked photo, I wore the shirt tucked about half of the day.  Then later untucked again.  

This is one of my two blazer style jackets.  Both are black, but the other one is longer and more of a 'boyfriend' style.  This is the first time wearing this short one - I've had a hard time coming up with ways to style it.  Does this work?  (Do you have other suggestions?)


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  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    More RATE Preppy than equestrian, but still a good look for you and your lifestyle, Amy. You really rock both pairs of jeans. I like the way you styled the blazer. How has it been a problem child? 

    (An equestrian integrity comes with a good amount of tailoring and sleeker bottoms, so that's one way in which these outfits are un-equestrian). 

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Ahh - thanks for the clarification Angie.  I have a pair of jeans that will lend itself to a more faithful equestrian look - I'll try them next week.

    And I think I'm just not sure how to wear jackets, to be honest.  They seem a bit dressy for my normal life (i.e. with jeans - though I liked it here), and anything dressy feels like it would be better without a jacket, or like a suit would be too dressed up.... (the longer jacket is part of a suit, with wide-legged trousers).

    And the few times that I've tried to wear a jacket in recent past, the longer jacket has seemed better to me.  So though I've owned this short one over a year, this was it's first wearing.  

    (It's also more tailored than the longer one, so might yet lend a tough of equestrian...)

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Your outfits are a good reminder that new directions can be explored when we are inspired by an idea, and not just in the copying of an idea.  You've brought Angie's fabulous ensemble into your (non-horsey) life.  Both looks are terrific -- I particularly like the second.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I especially like the second one - nice jeans and gingham top!

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Not totally equestrian, maybe a bit preppy (I love preppy). I especially like #1 as I'm loving plaid shirts right now.

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