equestrian style

Customize Your Equestrian Style

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Whether it’s for riding or everyday wear, I love beautiful custom pieces, but they can be so pricey. Thankfully I found Silver Oaks Farm’s products! For custom products, they’re very inexpensive, but are still super high quality and absolutely gorgeous.

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Silver Oaks Farm makes custom, button up chambray shirts that are perfect to wear at the barn, or just out and about. When you’re designing your shirt you can choose a completely customized saying under 14 characters and also select thread color. I had a hard time choosing what to put on mine, but of course I had to go with, “Equestrian Style” in black thread… keeping it classy, you know?! This top is super comfy, so I’ve worn it a ton, but the embroidery has held up very well, even through long days at the barn. One of my favorite things about these tops are how flattering they are on any body type.

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To design your own top and get inspo from what others have done with theirs, you can check out Silver Oaks Farm on etsy or instagram! Happy Customizing!


Alsooooo-

We are GIVING AWAY one free custom top to one of you lovely people!

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FOLLOW- @myequestrianstyle + @silveroaksfarm

COMMENT- what your custom words/phrase would be if you won! (must be 14 characters or less)

**Giveaway is live 4/2/19-4/8/19. Winner will be announced 4/9/19. Open worldwide, international winners must pay shipping. Thank you and good luck!!



xo, MES

Equestrian Riding Leggings

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With the increase popularity of equestrian athleisure, I have a confession to make. I used to totally turn my nose up to riding leggings. I didn’t think they were for serious riders. I didn’t think they were good enough for the amount of riding I did. I was so wrong!

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Once I tried riding leggings or tights, I could hardly take them off! Now, I do almost all of my home riding in these babies! Bare Equestrian is one of my favorite brands!

(Go check out my IGTV Video HERE)

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I love these grey riding leggings because they have a full seat of silicone, which makes for a nice, grippy seat. There are also cell phone pockets, a wide high-waisted waistline and adorable color block accents.

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My look was made complete with this crazy-comfy full zip riding top and baseball hat, also by Bare Equestrian. BE has several other cute designs of leggings and tops; I included their link here for you to check out!

Bare is also offering FREE SHIPPING for MES readers!! Use code Bethany4Bare at check out!! (Valid for all countries, offer ends November 30)

xo B

Leather Goods

Another favorite fall look of mine includes leather accessories from Atelier de Pravins.

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I love the genuine leather accessories from Atelier de Pravins because they are so sturdy! I have the adorable Shetland bag from them with the saddle cutout along the top. It is a small bag so I don’t end up carrying around my entire life in there. I also have a pair of spur covers in brown leather. In addition to being a cute fall colored accessory, they also are very practical and protect my boots from being scuffed by the metal spurs. The covers come in more colors besides brown including navy, grey, and orange.

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Pravins also has accessories for pups! I got Fifa a collar and leash and as usual was impressed with the quality of the products. Fifa is very playful so she needs something durable if she wears it 24/7. I can just handwash the rope leash and it comes out good as new.

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I paired all of these accesories with my classic Tailored Sportsman breeches from KAVAL and new favorite Fairfax&Favor boots. They are more of a relaxed fit than riding boots but are made for being outdoors so I love to wear them around the barn when I am out of the saddle. If I go out in the mornings or after a rainshower, I like to throw on my Huntsmen&Hounds faded red bomber jacket. It is a light jacket so it is perfect for this transitional time of year and, most importantly, it is so cozy!

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xo

MES

I designed a tshirt with TKEQ!

It’s finally here! We could not wait to share our newest collaboration piece with you! We all know TKEQ is a powerhouse when it comes to equestrian slogan tees, so I decided to work with them to create this t-shirt, and I have to say, it’s pretty adorable.

Hack Winner

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TKEQ has some amazing slogans so I knew I had big shoes to fill when it came to creating my slogan, but since moving to Florida and being reimmersed in the hunter world, the term “hack winner” kept popping up.

“Your horse is totally the hack winner.”

“Her horse is so fancy, he’s totally the hack winner.”

“I may have gone off course, but at least I have the hack winner…”

If you’re in hunter land too, chances are you have heard it once or twice… a day. I thought about it, and we think it is spot on for an equestrian slogan tee! Top it off with cute embroidered pink letters and heathered grey fitted tee, and you have yourself a top for any occasion!

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This shirt has been so versatile! It looks great at the barn, with a skirt, peeking under a pair of overalls. I also really like it under a bomber jacket! It is a fitted tee (I am wearing a medium) so if you are on the fence I would size up.

For about thirty bucks, you totally need to add this embroidered tee to your wardrobe. At the very least, make sure it is on your Christmas list. The Hack Winner tee is now live on TKEQ website, and I included the link here. Please reach out if you have any questions about sizing…Happy Shopping!


xo, B

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Accessorizing with Metals

I love riding in my favorite accessories! There is no reason to be afraid to wear cute belts or pieces of jewelry to the barn! They will survive, I promise... especially if they are made well. I usually wear cloth/elastic or leather belts and watches with leather straps. Leather is fun to accessorize with riding outfits because it can match our riding boots, but metals look great too! Rose gold is very popular right now, and when I saw the rose gold accessories from Horse Gloss I had to have them.

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I have one of the snap bangles that has head up & heels down engraved in rose gold, as well as the rose gold watch! The bangle bracelet is cute and subtly horse related, which makes it more versatile. The same goes for the watch. The watch has a simple face with markers for the times, as well as the brand name and a small bit icon underneath. I like that the accessories are horse related but not so loud about it because I can match them with every day outfits as well as my riding outfits.

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I paired the rose gold wrist accessories with the bit belt from Horse Gloss in gold. Gold and rose gold can pair very well in accessories, but be warned! Metals are easy to match as long as the metals are not cheap and look like they will easily tarnish.

I also am wearing the blue riding top from Horse Gloss! It was stretchy and breathable in addition to being such a nice color. It fits well and the sleeves zip up part of the way so you can roll them up after riding, The zippers are silver, but they are such a small part of the top they are barely noticeable when wearing the other metals. I have the shirt paired with a light pair of Callidae breeches for more of a classic look.

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Metal accessories can be worn to the barn without looking gaudy. Regardless of the material of your accessories, it helps to keep them small and dainty. Horse Gloss sells a wide assortment of accessories, including sweaters, saddle pads, necklaces, more bracelets, belts and watches in varying metals.

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Getting Cozy

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Although it may not feel like it quite yet in Florida, I am ready for fall! I am so eager to break out the candles, cozy blankets and sweaters. Right now I am obsessed with this sweater from TKEQ. It is a nuetral tan with high standards embroidered in the center in white. So cute! It is super soft on the inside and slightly oversized for that extra cozy feeling. It is perfect over a show shirt for warmups or just your everyday sweater in the fall. It would look great with dark jeans or a pair of navy breeches like I have it paired with. I also am beyond excited to announce that I am releasing a limited edition piece with TKEQ that will be available to you Tuesday October 2nd! Be on the lookout for that!

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I also have the Ruespari Nantucket Navy and striped belt with gold clasp from their new Sea Salt collection paired with this sweater because the elastic belt is easy to put on, comfortable and moves with me when I ride. Funny enough, their motto is “be flexible”, which suits their belts to a tee! It is the perfect belt to wear when I want something comfortable yet looks put together. I also love that Ruespari is not mass produced and handcrafted in the US.

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xo, B 

My Favorite Wooden Watch

My Favorite Wooden Watch

... that goes with everything!

Wrist watches, like equestrian style, are absolutely timeless! With the popularity of smart watches in full swing, there is something to be said for a classic watch. It allows its wearer to remain connected while not being distracted by the same things we stick our noses into our phones and computers for. Wooden watches have become more in style recently and I have just gotten my hands on my very first one! This wood watch by JORD has been the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

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Whether I am wearing riding clothes or a dress, I find myself accessorizing with the Zebrawood and Maple watch from JORD's Fieldcrest series. The watch is delivered to your door in a beautiful wooden box that smells like fresh cut lumber. You open the box (which could totally double as a jewelry box, by the way) to find your watch, cleaning cloth, display pillow, and extra wrist links. You really get the full experience with the JORD packaging.

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At first, I thought this Fieldcrest watch was the ideal summer timepiece as it looked great with white and tan, and was a great neutral for some fun summer colors! Now that we are entering a new season, I am finding that it is matching all of my fall pieces even more. It also looks great stacked with bracelets or paired alone with a cozy sweater. I am dying for the weather to get cooler and style my JORD wood watch with a cable knit sweater.

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I usually have such a hard time with watches because they are either too casual (like sports watches) or too flashy, but this entire line of watches is the perfect balance. Due to the neutral color scheme, JORD watches go with virtually any color. I have worn mine out at the barn, shopping with friends and on vacation and it lent itself so nicely! It is absolutely something I recommend investing in.

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JORD and I are teaming up for an exclusive giveaway for MES followers! Head over to my Instagram for details on how to enter for $100 giftcard to JORD (and hey, if you don't win- don't sweat! I have a promo code for you too...stay tuned!)

xo B

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3 Tips to Wearing Riding Clothes Everyday

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For some of the cuter pieces in my riding wardrobe, it almost seems like a waste to only wear around the barn! There are plenty of ways to style riding tops and breeches into everyday outfits, which is especially helpful if you are super busy like me and have to run from errands to stable or vice versa! FreexRein is one of my absolute favorite brands to wear out and about because of how versatile their pieces are. Their bodysuits are insanely comfortable and look equally great in or out of the saddle.

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I like to start by picking out the riding piece I want to style. For this example, I'll use the FreexRein short sleeve moto bodysuit in this chic black and white stipe. It is made of a super comfortable jersey material with mesh under the arms and it is easy to pair! I usually identify the riding piece I want to style and build from there! If it's a top, I'll see what cute bottoms I have that match, then choose my accessories. If it's bottoms, vice versa. Depending on what type of cut the top is, I will pick bottoms with a good waistline. For this bodysuit, I LOVE the look of a higher waisted pair of pants or skirt. A note for styling breeches into everyday outfits: If you are wearing shoes that do not cover your ankles like flats, sandals, or sneakers, I try to wear breeches that have elastic ankle bottoms instead of Velcro. FreexRein makes an incredible pair of breeches that have the most subtle ankle elastic ever, making it ideal to keep uncovered. This just really helps the breeches look more like a normal pant! If you are trying to style Velcro closing breeches, try to wear shoes like ankle boots or knee high boots that will cover the Velcro. Boots of all heights are perfect for fall anyways!

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The next thing I try to keep in mind is to keep it simple! Neutrals are your best friends. Colors like black, white, browns and beiges make matching and accessorizing that much easier! With the striped moto bodysuit, I have this cute white skirt I felt matched perfectly. If you like a more feminine look, skirts are an easy way to class things up and make it seem like you put more effort into your outfit than you did. 

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Once your outfit is established, the final touch is finding accessories. Equestrian inspired accessories are an easy and subtle way to show your love of all thing horses while out and about. I love my Lustiano Gray flats from Katharine Page! The color matches everything, including my outfit with the striped bodysuit, and they are simple yet elegant. Lately I've been seeing loafers everywhere that have bits on them which are nice classic shoe. In addition to shoes, I also love equestrian inspired jewelry, purses, and scarves! Scarves are a cute accessory that can be worn multiple ways and go with multiple outfits! You can wear them in your hair, around your neck, or as a belt. Equestrian accessories are easier than ever to find because there are now so many new brands and small business popping up that cater to the equestrian niche.

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Now that I've shared my tips for styling riding clothes into your everyday outfits, I hope you will get good use out of your favorite riding pieces! Remember: build from your riding piece, keep it simple, and then accessorize! Next week I am styling the baby pink moto bodysuit by FreexRein, so stay tuned for that!! 

xo MES