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The Seasons BLOG
4th April 2012
Dressing for in-between seasons
In this transitional period between the bone-chilling coldness of winter and the fresh sunny dewiness of spring, we need a wardrobe that can take on the elements without resorting to the woolly accoutrements of the colder months.
Which is why the equestrian chic trend currently on its way from the catwalk to the high street is the perfect look for 'springter'. Consisting of jodhpur-like leggings and layers of soft cashmere finished off with knee-length flat boots, the countryside look gets a lux makeover this year.
Rum Diaries actress Amber Heard worked the trend last week, striking the right note between smart and casual with her skinny-fit leggings, matching black open collar shirt and cream jumper. She even went all the way into horsewomen territory with black leather half chaps over brown boots, finishing off with her blonde hair scraped back into a ponytail and a pair of gold framed sunglasses.
The equestrian look was all over the runway at Paris Fashion Week in February, with tailored jackets, fitted waistcoats and epaulettes aplenty. Givenchy gave us jodphurs tucked into boots, leather gloves running all the way to the armpit and negligee dresses in the colour of jockey silks.
While much of this isn't practical for the morning commute, particularly when the sun starts to warm up our skin, one item of clothing will take you from winter to spring while paying tribute to the equestrian trend. A women's Barbour jacket is the perfect outerwear piece for this time of the year as it can be layered over thin tops for warmth or worn open with a pretty blouse underneath for those sunnier days.
Meanwhile, luxury interior furnishings company Walker Greenbank recently announced its heritage wallpaper and textiles design arm Morris & Co will be providing the fabric used to line Barbour jackets, meaning fans of the equestrian look will soon be able to pick up one of the high-end wax, tweed or quilted pieces with a gorgeous inner lining.