As we get pommelled by the first real cold snap this winter, I’m reminded how hard it is to force myself to get outside, take off the horse’s blanket (must be so cold for him), tack up and ride in the outdoor, uncovered ring, freezing boogers forming icicles at the end of my nose while keeping my ride to a walk/trot over the icy terrane.
Once I’m out there and we’re finally working up a little heat, I’m so happy I’m riding, but I need motivation to get my butt out there.
Call me shallow, but sometimes, the chance to wear a new outfit gives me just enough motivation to brave the elements.
Net-a-Porter has a new brand in their Equestrian Sport category, which I originally associated with sailing, Musto. They have an awesome winter jacket perfect for layering. It’s a little thin, but with a couple layers underneath, after warming up in the saddle, I’m sure it will be the perfect weight for riding in the cold. It’s part equestrian, part moto jacket, so right on trend in fashion this season. I love the blue – very cool. At $300, it’s not cheap, but it should last a LONG time.
Here’s my pics for this jacket and the nordic winter we’re starting to get:
Hi-end online retailer Net-a-Porter.com, understands that fashion and sport often go hand in hand. In this vein, they recently launched “Net-a-Sporter” (clever), featuring different sports and their appropriate attire. They included an Equestrian section, so they have not forsaken the horsey fashion-set, but they do need to expand their catalog. Currently, they carry some Ariat items, which are beautiful, but more of a selection would be great. This being said, they have some fun items in their “Apres” sport category, as well as some unique finds in their “Yoga and Dance”, “Golf” and “Tennis” areas, some of which are great for layering.
Equestrian Items –
Ariat Challenge Contour Cognac Field Boots
Ariat Olympia Jodphers
Ariat Navy Polo
Other Net-a-Sporter Selections –
Monreal London Mesh Peneled Stretch Jersey Playsuit
Ballet Beautiful Leather Ballet Flats
Ballet Beautiful Stretch Nylon Leotard
Markus Lupfer Merino Wool Blend Track Pants
L’Etoile Sport Argyle Knit Cotton Cashmere Blend Polo Dress
L’Etoile Sport Drop Waist Pique Dress
Current Elliott Slim Vintage Printed Cotton Track Pants
Adidas by Stella McCartney Stretch Jersey Sneakers
What makes Net-a-Porter.com really wonderful, is their friendly customer service, fast shipping and easy returns. If you live in NYC (or surrounding areas), there is a same-day delivery service, for a $25 fee. Fabulous :).