The Style Guide
After chatting and sharing my blog with the wonderful Karinda K – American Equine Photographer, I thought I would share it here too. Karinda aims to inspire her clients with style guides and what-to-wear ideas. How brilliant is that? I think this idea is perfect for those wanting that stunning photoshoot with some fabulous ideas on the ideal outfit.
I spend such a large amount of my time round the horses and at the yard that I want to feel comfortable as well as to look good. If I look good I tend to feel better, it lifts my spirits and the horses usually prefer me when I am in a happier mood!!
The Casual Look
When I am putting together an outfit I will usually base it around some comfy breeches or jeans. I love the Horze full seat silicone in Navy. Blues are a favourite of mine and for the casual, comfy yet chic equine look it is a great colour. For a base layer, I added in a plain black long sleeve tee. (which everyone has one of these lying about) Then chucked my favourite NY Yankees NewEra Cap on, great for when the rain showers arrive! I also live in my Roeckl Gloves (Madrid in Black/Gold) they are lightweight and work with a touchscreen phone – a must have for capturing those photos! A woman needs a great pair of boots in her life too – mine are my Ariat Bromont H20’s. I love the simple lace up look on these, not too much detail for the everyday boot but gives you enough to look great.
Casual and Chic Styleboard
With the blue theme which I adore, I have picked out some great items that fit my comfort/casual and chic style.
To start with I picked out the new legging range from Fillies Equestrian, the Navy and White Cross effect is eye catching. Comfy and easily wearable when popping to the shops or for a quick workout.
Aztec Diamond Equestrian have a great range of base layers. This stunning white base layer top is versatile so a definite must have for the wardrobe. It can be used for this casual look but also for a show/competition.
I love a good sweater or hoody. The Moin sweat from Inselpferd (inselpferd.de) Grey is a great colour to accompany blues and the simplicity of the detail with this top works well.
Add a splash of colour with the Soft Shell Jacket from Horse Gloss in Royal Blue. A soft shell jacket is great for being around the horses. These jackets are good when you are busy working away but want to avoid the sharp winter winds.
Complete the look with the Vitality bracelet in grey from Pegasus Jewellery. A favourite item of mine as it does wonders for the body as well as the outfit.
Get the look: * Fillies Equestrian – Navy Cross Tech Leggings * Aztec Diamond Equestrian – White Technical Stretch Base Layer * Horse Gloss – Softshell Jacket in Royal Blue * Inselpferd – Moin Sweat in Grey * Pegasus Jewellery – Vitality Bracelet in Grey
My tips for putting together a great look is to find a colour that works well for you. Find one you love and that you can match other items to. I tend to pick the same colours a lot of the time, but I think it can work well as I know I have outfits I can mix and match.
* Go for comfort! Being comfortable doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish.
* Wear something that makes you feel confident. This is a must, if you don’t feel great in something it will show.
* Wear what makes you happy!
x Jen x