By Alex Calder
We brought you our popular ‘What to wear at the Trot-up’ last year so if it’s your first time, have a read of it for some generally accepted ground rules. But we know you’re a devoted TGP reader, so we’re going to take you straight to the good stuff.
With space in your horsebox at a premium, it’s a good idea to keep your outfits streamlined. So with this in mind, we’ve taken one pair of skinny jeans and styled them three ways. This pair, by 7 For All Mankind are a very light blue, but each of these looks would work equally well with blue, white or grey jeans.
Keep it light and vaguely nautical by pairing this oversized shirt with skinnies. If you have a horse who’s likely to get agitated or fussy, this is a great option. You won’t need to worry about creasing or keeping it neatly tucked in, and can concentrate on that all important run.
Jeans by 7 For All Mankind (£155 – jades24.com) // Oversized striped shirt by Mango (John Lewis) // Tasselled loafers by Zara (£20 – zara.com) // La Boheme watch by Cluse (£68 – urbanoutfitters.com)
This is for the more experienced trot-uppers among you, or those with a super quiet horse. The small heel on these (amazing!) boots could make running more challenging, but if you’re confident in your run, they will add a dash of rock-chic to an otherwise demure outfit. The sweater and collar are all-in-one, for a smoother line and no annoying shirt rumpling.
Jeans by 7 For All Mankind ((£155 – jades24.com) // Contrast collar sweater by Red Valentino (harrods.com) // Kim Chelsea boots by Marc Jacobs (veryexclusive.co.uk) // Watch by Daniel Wellington (yoox.com)
Work the contrasting pattern trend with this pretty floral blazer and subtly patterned shirt. Small platform brogues will give you an easy run, and this look is elegant enough to take you from trot-up to owners and riders reception.
Jeans by 7 For All Mankind (£155 – jades24.com) // Stretch Oxford shirt by GANT (£65 – outdoorandcountry.co.uk) // Flourish Spring blazer by VILA (thehut.com) // Pink glossed leather brogues by Tods (harveynichols.com) // Anita watch by Skagen (£85 – belk.com)