Equine Couture

I'm so excited to post the very first equestrian style blog for Style Native! I hope to incorporate both equestrian brands you already know and love, as well as street wear brands and designers that you may not think to wear riding but work well for equestrian wear. Since it's off season and i'm not lucky enough to be at WEF, i'll be starting with mostly schooling attire. 

This first outfit is perfect for a cool and sunny day. I don't like to necessarily wear a collared shirt everyday, but I do like having on a mock neck or turtleneck that both looks nice and keeps me warm. These breeches by Equine Couture are affordable and comfortable for everyday riding and the dark navy color are slimming, which is always a plus in these skin tight pants. As you can see, i've about worn holes in my boots because I wear them daily, but these are custom by Eiki and they've been comfortable from day one! They're also a very affordable price point for custom boots, which is nice because I need new ones every couple of years from the effects of everyday wear. Shopping links for everything are below! xx

photos by Rachel Ashley

Something Navy

I stopped by my favorite Nashville boutique 'Hero' and found this amazingly soft, long cardigan sweater by Gudrun & Gudrun (available at their store). It is such a stunning shade of navy, and although it can be tough to wear navy and black together it's actually one of my favorite color combinations when paired with a lighter shade of gray or silver. I'm loving the frayed ankle on these Free People skinny jeans (they come is several different washes!) and the shorter length looks great with flats and loafers. I'm a big fan of menswear inspired trends! Shop the look below! xx 

Cardigan - Gudrun Gudrun | Top - Aviu | Jeans - Free People | Shoes - Vince | Necklace - Tiffanys | Bag - Givenchy  || photos by Amber Ulmer

Leopard + Leather

Leopard and leather are two things that always look badass together. The asymetrical zipper on this silk shirt puts an edgy twist on a classic style. It can be tough to mix gold and silver accessories, but both look great with a print like this. The grommets on these skinny jeans are just the perfect amount of embellishment to wear everyday. I LOVE the zippers on this 'Ride Or Die' leather moto jacket - unique hardware can really make a good leather jacket GREAT, and not to mention the black + white floral lining on the inside is to die for! When you catch a glimpse of it, it makes for a nice pop of mixing prints. You can expect to see this jacket on me a lot! These patent loafers pull the look together just enough to give it a sophisticated style and still keep it casual. With an outfit that makes a loud statement like this, it's best to keep makeup minimal. Shop the look below! xx 

Top - The Kooples | Jacket - CChrist | Jeans - McGuire Denim | Shoes - Vince || photos by Amber Ulmer

PJ Inspired Shirt

What could be more comfortable than a PJ inspired top + a soft, slouchy, oversized cardigan sweater? I'm in love with these silk shirts by Equipment - and not just because one of my favorite fashion icons Alison Mosshart is the face of the label. Their shirts have a loose but flattering fit and they come in the cutest prints! This cardigan is a bargain for just $30 and has several tones of grey so it goes without just about everything. I like to pair these casual pieces with sleek (vegan) leather leggings and sharp accessories like my embossed chelsea boots by Senso (that i've worn to pieces, literally on the daily this winter) and Givenchy crossbody bag. Shop the look below! xx

Sweater - Forever 21 | Shirt - Equipment | Pants - Club Monaco | Boots - Senso | Bag - Givenchy || photos by Mandy Mooring

Light Hues

I've done a lot of posts about light colors for Winter, and I just can't get enough! Pastels aren't the only trendy way to dress in lighter hues. White, cream, beige, and gold tones all look amazing together, and when you add a little texture like this faux shearling jacket (only $40!) it takes the look to another level. I love this A.L.C. turtleneck, but it's sold out everywhere. You can shop similar styles at Nastygal and Macy's. The Miista gold boots add a little 'rockstar' style to this otherwise soft look, and the faux fur backpack makes it street-style-perfect. Shop the look below! xx

Jacket - Forever21 | Top - A.L.C. | Jeans - TopShop | Bag - NastyGal | Shoes - Miista || photos by Mandy Mooring

Black Turtleneck Dress

There is seriously nothing cozier on the planet than this baggy turtleneck shift dress by Reformation (similar, cheaper option here). Since it's slouchy, I like pairing it with dressier items like a nice topcoat (mine is from last year's Saint Laurent collection, but you can still get the look with something similar like this) and a classy bag. Then to balance out the look for street wear, throw on some printed socks and boots for a trendy statement. Whenever I post a photo in these boots everyone always says that Harry Styles has the same ones... well I dunno about that, but ladies you can have them too RIGHT HERE! They really make an all black outfit pop, and I love the color combo here with a wine colored accessory like this oversized calf hair bag (it's HALF OFF right now!) Shop the look below! xx

Dress - Reformation | Coat - Saint Laurent | Shoes - Miista | Socks - TopShop | Bag - Coach || photos by Mandy Mooring

Skull Cashmere X Style Native CONTEST

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!! I dunno about you, but i'm SO HAPPY for a new year and i think 2015 is going to be the best yet! To celebrate and start off with a bang, i'm deeming January the 'Month of Giveaways' here on Style Native! Every week, i'll announce a new contest. 

The first week will be the SKULL CASHMERE giveaway. Thanks to my friend Andrew, we will be gifting out $300 gift cards to TEN PEOPLE by the end of the week! Here's what you have to do to qualify -->

 

Sweater - Skull Cashmere | Jacket + Slipdress - Aviu || photos by Susannah Brittany

 

1. REPOST one of the Skull Cashmere X Style Native photos with graphics from my instagram account.

 

2. Tell us how much you LOVE Skull Cashmere and Style Native, and make sure to use the hashtag #StyleNativeSkullCashmereContest

 

3. Follow @skullcashmere on Instagram if you aren't already.

 

By the end of the day Saturday I will choose TEN people at random to receive a $300 Skull Cashmere gift card, and i'll post the winners on my Instagram account on Sunday January 11th!