Here’s a few tips to keep your eye out for to stay stylish and trendy:
One piece of clothing that I encourage everyone to pick up- is an Off the Shoulder piece. There are many options in all budgets. Try something new and different to wear and be stylish at the same time- you never know you might like the look!
Look in your closet, your moms closet, thrift shops, and in stores for any 60′s/ early 70′s items.
Layers for the cooler months are trending-
For your Hair- Lucky for most of us- we are well rehearsed in braiding and a messy braid is very trendy- So do a good tight braid before you ride, and by the time you’re done riding and you’ve changed into a non horsey outfit- you won’t have to do anything with your hair! It will be windswept, styles by sweat under the helmet, and dried by the sun!
Rhianydd’s sense of style and fashion has always caught my eye, so I was super excited to be able to interview her recently!
Rhianydd on foal watch last week!
Describe the style and culture of your discipline, what’s the core of it?
It’s interesting how varied the style culture is across different disciplines. For example, polocrosse has a very Southern Hemisphere style. It has a relaxed vibe: white jeans and cowboy boots, rope reins, big spurs. I’ve found eventing, however, less rustic and a lot more polished and pristine: Hairnets, immaculate plaits, oiled hooves and spotless white saddle pads. It’s interesting how, even though the sports have progressed massively, the style culture surrounding them is very true to their roots; polocrosse which was developed in the Australian outback and Eventing which originated from the military cavalry.
Simple, comfortable and classic. In terms of riding, my daily uniform consists of grey johdpurs with a checked shirt, but I love smartening up myself and my horse for an event. Out of the saddle I’m a bit of a chameleon; I’m equally happy in a pair of jeans with one of my boyfriend’s sweaters and a statement necklace, as I am in a floor length ball gown. I love dressing to the occasion.
What are new things you’re currently obsessed with?(items, brands, etc..)
I am utterly addicted to Eurostar Clothing at the moment. Their johdpurs have a low hipster cut which fit beautifully and give a modern twist to a classic. They also make gorgeous lightweight jackets that are just perfect for riding in spring. I have one in turquoise which is featured in the photo and it looks amazing warming up at a competition with white johdpurs or at training with grey johdpurs.
In terms of helmets, I think One K are doing something really different at the moment while still maintaining a classic style. I love their defender helmets, particularly in the matte navy and black.
Dry shampoo!! It completely saves me from dealing with hat hair when I’m running from the yard to meet friends!
Travel- Best places horsey to travel?
I’ve been lucky to have some amazing horsey experiences while travelling. I once played polocrosse in Zimbabwe where we had to hold time during the game as a herd of elephants walked past the pitch!
One of my favourite travel memories was a horseback safari in the Chyulu Hills, Kenya. A wonderful company called Ride Kenya offers absolute luxury in the bush and I was lucky enough to go to help them work horses and assist the guests while travelling a couple of years ago. The wildlife offers such unexpected adventure. We would gallop with herds of zebra, and finish the day with a g&t in front of the fire. An absolutely unbeatable experience that I feel so privileged to have had.
I am hugely active on social media and love to keep my followers updated on my equestrian journey. Whether it be dishing the goss about the All Star Academy, my training experiences, competition results, mucking out thoughts or cute pictures of my newborn foal, it’s all on there! You can follow me on facebook on www.facebook.com/RLJEventing, and instagram and twitter on @RLJEventing. The Blue Chip All Star Academy is a brand new television series which premieres on Sunday 12th June 9pm on Horse and Country TV. Horse & Country TV is available in the UK on Sky channel 253 and online via the H&C Play app
Now that you’ve gotten to know Rhianydd, one of the stars on the Blue Chip All Star Academy- a Horse and County TV Series that airs this Sunday, June 12th at 9pm UK Time- Be sure to follow her and watch! Its going to be really really epic!
Pantone has announced the colour of the year and this year they have brought out 2 colours!
Serenity and Rose Quartz! They go beautiful together and there are some great choices to be on the look out in 2016!
Get it together for 2016:
Take time this weekend and go through your closet. The easiest thing you can do is take a bit to organize your closet. What’s your motivation- IT WILL BE SO EASY TO GET DRESSED IN THE MORNING!
Try organizing by color this year: Go right through the rainbow in your closet.
***But in the front, where you reach or can get to first- collect all your soft blues and soft pinks- they are your go to colours for 2016!
When you’re out and about if you see any rose pinks or soft blues that are inexpensive, pick up a couple great trendy scarfs in 2016′s colors, nail polish, makeup, hair pieces, hats, pick some up for the year.
A full closet really is daunting. It also makes getting dressed everyday even harder than it already is- Why would we want to do that to ourselves? Life’s hard enough!
Here are some basics to do while we are changing seasons:
Some people might think this topic is superficial, but we all have to get dressed. If you put some thought and organization into this daily task, you can completely change your life.
STEP 1: TAKE OUT ALL THE CLOTHES. Go through every single piece in your closet and ask yourself the following questions:
Does this fit me?
Is this age-appropriate?
Is this my true style?
Do I love this?
Do I wear this?
If a piece doesn’t pass the test, get rid of it OR pass it down towards your riding/barn clothes.
***Don’t forget to go through your barn clothes afterwards and get rid of all the tatty stuff***
STEP 2: STORE THE CLOTHES THAT AREN’T SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE. If you can’t wear that wool sweater or sundress this month, it’s visual clutter. Put off-season clothing out of sight.
STEP 3: PICK YOUR 10 ESSENTIAL ITEMS AND BUILD AROUND IT.
1 Pair of slacks, 2 Pairs of jeans, 3 Dresses, 4 Blouses- Pick well made classic pieces that are natural coloured with a minimal pattern. You can always dress these pieces up so easily with accessories- Scarves, jewelry, belts- Even a bright coloured lipstick can jazz things up.
1 Vest, 1 Light jacket, 1 Heavy jacket, 2 well made riding breeches or jeans, 3 long sleeved layer pieces, 4 polos. These are your everyday pieces that you always wear.
STEP 4: ADD THE EXTRAS. Round out your wardrobe with t-shirts, sweaters, outerwear, special occasion wear, and accessories. These items don’t count towards your ten pieces.
This rule also goes towards your riding gear as well- downgraded jeans for the barn or riding in, have a pair or two of coloured riding breeches that are fun and less well made, t-shirts, tanks, sweaters, etc…
STEP 5: OPTIONAL, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Colour block your closet when you put the clothes back in. That way you can see how many purple, navy, green, pink, red, orange, blue items you have and pick accordingly to what colour you are looking for! It really helps-
This should simplify your life. Give you good building blocks to start with and then add from there.