This Labor Day weekend, equestrians and socialites will gather for the finale of the world famous 2013 Hampton Classic, a long-standing tradition in the most prestigious of horse shows. It is the first U.S. stop in the East Coast World Cup League.
This influential event brings with it a lavish lifestyle followed by not only women with an equestrian interest but fashionable women with a desire to look rich and refined. The Hampton Classic is set in the socially stylish area known as The Hamptons. Now, Ariat, the leading apparel and footwear brand for the sport, offers up authentic riding designs that will easily transition to sophisticated spectator wear. To go from casual to chic, pair all the silhouettes of this exclusive collection for a closet filled with elegance.
Just some of the fabulous pieces include the Monaco Dress Zip Boot. This Ariat Signature boot combines European styling with superior performance features. It is all handcrafted with a premium French baby calf leather shaft and full leather lining. A contoured ankle, high Spanish cut topline, square-shaped toe and sterling silver logo detailing provide sophisticated accents. For the spectator, the knee high boot can be paired with slimming sweater dress and overcoat to carry itself into Fall.
A marriage of European riding inspiration and menswear-influenced fashion, the Olympia Breech features a flattering four-way stretch fabrication for smooth lines and freedom of movement. Offered in a range of colors, from classic solids to checked prints, the Olympia line caters to any personal style. Feminine accessories and dramatic tops keep the traditional bottoms from looking like you belong in the saddle.
This classic Triumph Show Shirt may be designed for the discerning rider, but traditional styling and performance features bring a sophisticated upgrade to the closet staple white button-up shirt. A moisture wicking fabrication and technical knit side panels ensure breathability and comfort. Pair with dress suit separates, loafer-inspired flats and a statement bag for a feminine take on the menswear trend.
A go-to piece for elite equestrian athletes, the Triumph Show Coat’s blazer-inspired silhouette makes the piece a great transitional item for even the non-rider. A tailored design and waist length provide a flattering silhouette, while a stretch mesh technology material allows for freedom of movement. Put a fresh spin on the classic by pairing the structured layer with an edgy vintage tee or romantic floral print.