The Horse Rider's Journal

Astrid’s ten picks for winter

dior £2,350

Christmas cashmere-fuelled inspo: Our contributing editor, Astrid Hiort, shares her top 10 winter wishes

TEXT Astrid Hiort

This list is packed with lots of horsey inspired fashion and things to wear when either visiting the stables or just to get you safely and fabulously through the season. Here’s what I wish for this winter!

CASHMERE DRESS FROM THE ROW

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This chic V-neck maxi dress from The Row is definitely on the top of the list. Throw a high neck sweater underneath to keep extra warm – it will also be a stylish choice for the Christmas parties that are yet to come.

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SADDLE BAG FROM DIOR

dior £2,350

Giddy up! How could this baby not be on the list? A bag that had its ‘hay’ days in the early 2000s, but this year made a big comeback thanks to Dior’s Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. We even traced the history of the iconic Saddle bag – read it here.

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HIGH NECK SWEATER FROM HERMÈS 

Hermes £1,420

I can’t get enough of chunky knits, and this wool one from Hermès is no exception.

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LEATHER GLOVES FROM MULBERRY

Mulberry £250

Proper winter gloves are obviously part of the winter uniform. Mulberry have made a pretty good suggestion with cashmere lining and the label’s iconic lock closure. I’m definitely hooked.

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THE ALLURE OF HORSES FROM ASSOULINE

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On a cold winter day, I prefer staying in with a good book – and this coffee table book from Assouline definitely makes the cut. Photographed by Uli Weber – whom I spoke to here about the making of this beautiful tome – you can’t help but get enchanted by these magnificent and elegant photos of horses and their humans.

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CASHMERE JACKET FROM LORO PIANA

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When you sort of have an addiction to coats and jackets, it’s hard to leave one out from a wish list. So, somehow this incredible cashmere jacket from Loro Piana found its way. And it’s reversible, giving you two jackets in one, while being a beauty to behold.

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LEATHER BOOTS FROM GIVENCHY

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Your feet need treats as well, and these equestrian-looking boots from Givenchy are here for you. Santa, can you hear me?

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CASHMERE HAT FROM Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren £95

You have to be covered from head to toe, and so a cashmere hat from Ralph Lauren is mandatory – hopefully without messing up my hair too much.

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LONG GILET FROM HOLLAND & HOLLAND

Holland & Holland £2,250

I need to snuggle up in a lot of shearling during winter, and thankfully Holland & Holland has created this reversible gilet with nicely warm pockets. Would be a good match with my Hermès knit, don’t you think?

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CASHMERE SCARF FROM PAUL SMITH

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This cashmere baby will definitely get me through the cold season, while adding a bit of colour to all my dark-greyish layers.

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