I’ve waxed poetically about what an infusion of the equestrian can do for any woman’s wardrobe – but what about riding boots with a more chic and polished outfit? I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had a client come to me with a printed photograph of a celebrity owning the town in her favorite pair of womens riding boots, begging me to assemble a wardrobe that captures that panache.
Of course, even your favorite Big City Shopper looks to the stars for her own inspiration from time to time. Each of these famous ladies has her own unique way of rocking her riding boot style, looks that you can channel into your own personal fashion depending on your mood.
Zoe Saldana takes the riding boot and adds her own playful touch on the style, pairing a sleek knee length black riding boot with an adorable striped sweater and matching black tights. This sweet-in-stripes look can be recreated with this luxe pair of Express’ Side Zip Riding Boot in black, with belt detail at the ankle and a lovely side zip.
Yes, this cutesy look is perfect for a relaxing day about with latte in hand, but what if you’re feeling a little more… fierce? Olivia Palermo simply rocks her riding boot with a flared collar jacket, cinched just-so at the waist, and a matching back leather bag. Her boots, which come up slightly over the knee – not to be confused with thigh-length boots a la Kim Kardashian – add the attitude to this entire outfit that I am so very fond of. Try putting this outfit together with Le Chateau’s Leather-Like Over-The-Knee Boot in black.
Taylor Swift, in a step away from the sundress and cowgirl boot combination of her younger years, has been seen sporting a far more mature wardrobe, complete with high fashion riding boots. Worn with a black leather jacket and simple blue skinny jeans, Taylor Swift owns this city girl look with her Sartore Riding Boots – or at least, she certainly gets this city girl’s stamp of approval.
Draw some inspiration from anyone of these star stylistas next time you’re looking to assemble a knock-out wardrobe. You don’t need to be galloping on Black Beauty to wear riding boots, after all – just slip on a pair with your most polished outfit and strut it out.