Struggling with packing for WEG? If recorded average temperatures can be relied on as an indicator, expect warm (not uber hot) days and cooler nights. But, of course, weather is notoriously unpredictable, especially when major equestrian events are involved, so we recommend playing it safe and allowing for layering.
For cool, comfortable equestrian style, why not pack a couple of your favorite show shirts and give them a new spin as travel/casual wear? We typically wear ours with the collar undone and sleeves rolled up, paired with jeans or tailored walking-length shorts and a classic belt.
Our favorites include the Silk Touch Show Shirt by FITS, which has the benefit of a fabulous stretch fabric, under-arm ventilation, and a long tail that always stays tucked in.
For something a bit more dressed up, we love the show shirts from Stable Cloth, a line of custom and private collection show apparel by rider and entrepreneur Erin Burpee Hornung. Stable Cloth’s shirts are anything but standard, combining traditional shirt colors with unexpected details and trim. Impeccable hand-tailoring give them a touch of elegance, even when worn as casual wear.
The best part about the “show shirt as casual wear” trend is that you might discover a fabulous new outfit without purchasing anything new. Or, if you do make a purchase, you can get more mileage out of it than just one-day-per-horse-show several times a year.
Like we always say, equestrians like our style to have a practical side as well!
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