Matchy-matchy: We pair the season’s outerwear pieces with corresponding horse rugs
Text Susanne Madsen
Winter is well and truly here, so we thought it only logical to do a pairing of human coats with horsey outerwear. Going in a slightly different direction than the usual MO of obsessively making sure one’s Pikeur breeches and Eskadron bandages are an exact colour match, here are ten ways to coordinate your wardrobe with that of your pony this season. (Please allow for some artistic interpretation, this isn’t an exact science. Yet.)
The look: So hot right now
The resemblance is uncanny, isn’t it? Actually pretty sure Raf Simons and Weatherbeeta mentally high-fived each other after that coat and trouser combo walked down the runway at Calvin Klein. You and your horse in this: so hot right now.
Checked coat by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC; ComFiTec Premier Trio turnout rug by Weatherbeeta
The look: Pretty in pink
You in sparkly crystal-embellished Gucci and your horse lighting up the night in reflective Shires. Barbie has nothing on this.
Wool coat by Gucci; Equi-Flector exercise sheet by Shires
The look: Dark romance
You both enjoy binge-watching The Borgias and curse the fact that there wasn’t a 4th season. You’re now trying to make do with Game of Thrones but it just isn’t as lavish as you’d like it to be. Throw yourselves headfirst into some romantic renaissance vibes with these neo-medieval pieces while you wait for Sotheby’s next arms and armour lot.
Double felt coat by Valentino; Rambo Supreme turnout rug with Vari-Layer by Horseware
The look: Tally ho!
Special mention to Mulberry for giving us this story idea: Johnny Coca’s AW17 collection was inspired by all things equestrian such as old-school quilted stable rugs and Tattersall check coolers. Needless to say, we’re very into this coat-and-rug combo, and if you and your horse are, too, you’re likely the kind of pair who go hunting and live for the ‘Girls in Pearls’ page in Country Life.
Tartan coat by Mulberry; Turnout rug by Baker
The look: We’re high-powered, high-collared and hi-vis
(You’re probably also a bit high maintenance, but aren’t we all.) If you were at fashion week together, you’d be the couple every single street style photographer would be falling backwards over bike racks to get a picture of.
Wool coat by Salvatore Ferragamo; Lucanta Stratus turnout rug by Premier Equine
The look: Dripping in cash(mere)
You and your pony are all about stealth wealth and can totally afford the dry cleaning bills for all this winter beige. You love subdued luxury and never seem to break a sweat. Are you in fact Mary-Kate Olsen and her horse?
Virgin wool coat by The Row; Perforated Profile Pile rug by Cavalleria Toscana
The look: Best dressed at the Saut Hermès
God, you two are chic. And fun!
Coat by Hermès; Rocabar wool blanket by Hermès
The look: Sexy supervillains
When you’ve got dressage at 2 but a boardroom meeting with the Evil League of Evil at 5. If you could, you’d travel back in time to shoot with Helmut Newton. It’s a hard job being this slick and sexy, but someone’s gotta do it.
Leather coat by Fendi; Satin show rug by Eskadron Platinum
The look: Cool kids on the stable block
Your horse has saved up all his hard-earned pocket money to buy you a pair of Vetements socks for Christmas so the least you can do is return the favour so he can impress that hot mare next door who’s on a first-name basis with everyone in the Vetements crew. Buy him this insulator and write HORSE in the Staff font across it.
Puffer jacket by Vetements; Amigo XL Insulator rug by Horseware
The look: Traditional elegance 2.0
You’re a total class act and never go out of style. Intrecciato grooming bags, anyone?
Double cashmere cape by Bottega Veneta; Rambo Deluxe fleece rug by Horseware