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Spring Ahead


Delight in this season’s Light, Bright, and classic Black-And-White

If you happen to be an avid lover of poetry as I am, you will know that springtime is one of the most widely written about seasons of the year. With spring comes the promise of new and exciting beginnings, the inevitable temptation of budding romances, and of course the unpredictability of weather!

OK that one is not too poetic, but changing weather is definitely one of the driving forces behind the variety of outerwear in the spring equestrian collections. While barely there, zip-up jackets and featherweight vests are de rigueur in my neck of the woods, northern and East Coast style mavens will still require a few extra layers or ultra-chic rain gear.

But as the afternoon sun begins to linger, our layers begin to fade into winter’s memory. This spring unveils a garden of feminine-cut blouses with lace and ruffle details, stunning black-and- white silhouettes with touches of colored piping, and breeches in earthy tones of tan and hunter green. Burgundy will continue to blossom in this year’s show coat lineup, as well as beautiful shades of blue and teal.

Street wear to barn wear will also be in full bloom with sassy plaid shirts, tack-inspired belts and bracelets, and creamy leather totes and modern backpacks.We will also see a rejuvenation of classic cotton shirts and timeless silk equestrian prints.This season is the time to put the preppy back into our equestrian wardrobe. Bling is last year; this spring it’s all about the pretty.

Read the story in the Spring 2015 issue here.