I tried to be careful about ordering things since the clearance items were non returnable.
Overall, I’m happy with what I got.
|At first, I thought “Oh no!”|
|Appropriate for winter or summer|
|Leggings, cardigan and scarf + braided hair|
|Love the A line skirt|
Dressing professionally is tough. In high school and college, I defaulted to jeans, some cutesy Disney sweater, and moccasins. That uniform wouldn’t fly in an office setting (unless I worked at Disney…) So, I’ve been learning to dress like a grown up. I’ve been doing it gradually by combining things I’d usually wear with a casual outfit, but re purposing them to feel more grown up. Here’s an outfit I wore the other day to work:
I wore black skinny jeans that I bought in Denmark, but I could have worn any black skinny jeans. I just like the way the Denmark ones smell. This pictured pair from Old Navy is very comfortable and form-fitting. It shows off my body but not in a “errybody in the club gettin’ tipsy” kind of way. I try and look at it more like a “why, yes I am a young female” style pant than an “ass ass ass ass” style pant.
|Toms ballet flats|
With my hair, I wanted to tame the lion’s mane that it is so I blow dried it and straightened it. Then, I put it in a clean ponytail and added a bow I got from H & M. Nothing says classy like a black bow in your hair. As long as the fly aways are under control and your hair is clean, I think any simple hairstyle would be great with this look.
|Sally Hansen Slick Slate Insta Dri|
And to complete the look, I got to hand it over to my hands. It’s said that people notice first your eyes, then your teeth and then your finger nails. So make a good impression by swiping on a quick coat of charcoal grey nail polish. I used this Insta Dri nailpolish by Sally Hansen (in Slick Slate.) It does dry quick however, it chips off in huge chunks within a few days. But it looks nice, when you start out. The nail polish is like when you see a guy at a bar. He looks like an Abercrombie model but the more you start talking to him you realize he genuinely wants to move to China and study Kung Fu.
Equestrian fashion is so in right now. If you walk into any Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger or similar store, you’ll notice their fashion is trying to imitate the clothes that English riders wear all the time. Sometimes it’s more exaggerated than what real riders wear, but it gets the point across.
I love this fashion trend because I have a horse and love riding.
Now, it’s cool for me to walk around looking like I’m on my way to a horseback riding lesson (maybe I am.)
To get the equestrian look, you don’t need to go out and buy new clothes. I bet you already have stuff that will work.
|The fashion inspiration|
Pair it with tan or light brown skinny jeans. They should look like riding breeches.
|Modcloth horse scarf|
The outfit is completed with tall or short equestrian riding boots. These shoes are so popular right now. It’s entertaining to see so many women wearing these tall riding boots and I bet these women have never been on a horse before. That’s okay.
If you want to look like a real English show jumper, tie your hair into a low bun, carry peppermints or carrots in your pocket and look straight ahead like you’re about to jump over a four foot jump.
You can also get the equestrian look by adding a scarf with horses to your outfit, a horseshoe piece of jewelry or even some horse tights.
There’s no right or wrong way to embrace the equestrian fashion trend. Just be yourself and love horses!