It’s fall and there’s no shortage of wonderfully equestrian inspired tall boots. I’m so happy that we can wear tall boots year after year; they are basically timeless. English or Western, these will be sure to please the pony princess or cowgirl in all of us little ladies.
No riding in these boots, purely for pretty, so keep them away from the poo pile 😉
La Canadienne Shaw $425
Gucci Horse Bit Tall $1150
Vince Coleton Suede Neiman Marcus $595
Tory Burch Grace Leather Riding Boots $495
Donald J Pliner Tall Stretch Back Roz Boot $298
MARC by Marc Jacobs Over the Knee Moto Boot $598
What I love about real Western riding boots, they can be worn as fashion. It’s pretty clear that I’m wearing real riding boots when I go to the store in my dirty Ariat Challengers. I have a pair of Tony Lamas, and they look just as great with my skinny jeans out on the town as they do in the ring doing work. These riding boots (except the Tony Lamas) haven’t been approved in the saddle, but will look cool with a skirt, skinny jeans, flair jeans (the newest old trend making a comeback), and shorts (if you’re under the age of 35).
Tony Lama Style 1797
Frye Molly Stretch Back Tall Boots $418 (Neiman Marcus)
Frye Leslie Tall Boots Dark Brown $498 (Neiman Marcus)
Frye Croc Embossed Boots $418 (Neiman Marcus)
Donald J Pliner Tall Western Suede Boots $398
Donald J Pliner Dela Vintage Zip Boot Tupe $398
Many of these boots are rather expensive, so think of this an an investment piece. Tall riding boots are classic. With proper treatment (care for them like you care for your riding boots) and you can wear them for years to come.
You know what I meant…those old black things that covered Grandpa’s shoes in the rain!! 😉
Anyway, Since the recent renaissance of Hunter, wellington boots have taken over the ubiquitous UGG boot for casually fashionable women, it girls and oh yeah, practical women’s rain gear. I love my Hunter boots, but I think it’s time for a migration to something different this year. The good old rubber boot has had some fun incarnations over the past couple of seasons, and this fall proves to be no different.
A wonderfully waterproof boot, with leather buckle details, it has space for a spur and a heel, so it has been approved for riding. Versatile, you can get them in navy or brown. A must have wellington boot for riders; great for a muck or a buck. Wear warm wellie socks and you don’t need much else for the colder weather until it’s really sub zero time.
Ariat Storm Stoppers Riding Wellington
Specialized sole of the Ariat Storm Stoppers
Built for comfort
Ariat also has the MUD BUSTER Tall Boot for a nice wellington option but not as saddle ready. There is room for a spur, but the tred isn’t as advanced as the Storm Stopper. It’s a more traditional wellington option, available for men and women and in hunter green, black and navy. $129.99
For the more stylish wellie-lovers, I have to introduce the MoovBoot!
Not for heavy duty stall mucking, these are the Porches of the wellingtons. Shipped from Australia (orders over $150USD ship free), they come in a number of styles and heights. For those colder late fall days, they have a line of boots lined with 100%Australian merino. YUM. Sure to keep your feet warm and dry on even the dampest and slushiest of days. Great for you city girls looking for this year’s everyday boot trend.
MoovBoot Arena Luxe lined in 100% Austrialian Merino Sheepskin
MoovBoot Geo Classic – unlined
MoovBoot Snow Leopard – lined with 100% Austrialian Merino Sheepskin
MoovBoot Geo in Sunset – lined with 100% Austrialian Merino Sheepskin
For those of you looking for a regular wellington (not meant for riding), Joules makes some of the cutest around. Fun designs and different heights, they’ll be sure to have one that you or your little one will love.
Joules Horse Wellington
Joules Horse Wellington
Whichever one you select, you are sure to be happy!
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 :).
One of my favorite preppy brands, Tory Burch, has gone more ornate for fall.
Bridle – themed print
Double wrap bracelet
Carry your phone while riding!
Take your grooming kit with you in style!
This is adorable and comfortable.
Not for riding, but can be worn after riding 🙂
Lux and detailed, obviously inspired by equestrian themes, she hit the ball out of the park. I love all these looks. From shirts to boots, any well-dressed horse lover can find something Tory to wear this season. When I saw the WWD.com runway report last February, I was excited to find these cute clothes for sale. Now, I just need to wait for a sale ;)!
My favorites from the runway show report (pictures thanks to WWD.com)