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Dressage meets downtown Equestrian style canters onto the streets with paddock-inspired clothes, shoes and accessories

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Published Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at 9:58 p.m.

During the Summer Olympics, the equestrian athletes were our pick for best-dressed competitors. Now dressage meets downtown with a new crop of clothes, bags and baubles inspired by the riding life.

Even neigh-sayers will embrace this season’s fashionable twist on traditional equestrian style. Classically cut jackets go brighter, feed bag-style hobos get graphic, and fashion jewelry incorporates the sport’s mane motifs, even if just a little bit.

A great gait:

Riding jacket: Smythe, $665.

Cotton blouse: Banana Republic, $69.50.

Leather-trimmed jeans: DL 1961, $225.

Riding boots: Cole Haan "Daelin," $498.

Oversize bag: Rebecca Ray "The Maryann," $210.

Earrings: Ann Taylor Loft, $24.50.

Silvertone bit bracelet: Lauren Ralph Lauren, $48.

There’s nothing conventional about Cole Haan’s "Carolyn" platform ankle boot, which turns traditional riding-boot styling upside down. $398.

With its equestrian-themed ends in russets and gold, this generously sized scarf has a surprise inside: a pattern of stars that pop in colors like teal and hot pink. Codello, $150.

Take the reins:

Leave it to Ralph Lauren to freshen up this leather and silver wrist wrap with silvertone bit accents. Lauren Ralph Lauren, $44 each. Dillard’s.

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