Good fashion is about blending a great fit with a flare of personal style. Check out what I have to say about major fashion dos and don’ts in the arena.
1. Clothing that’s either too loose or too tight. Too thin/tight of a fabric shirt that shows too much. Tops should be fitted but not too tight. Too long, you should not sit on the back of your jacket in the saddle. If your jacket bunches up around your waist when you ride it is either too long or too tight.
2. Poor-quality undergarments that allow too much movement. Undergarments should support and shape specific body parts.
3. Going into the show ring with dirty boots and poorly shaped hat. Now even I have been guilty of dirty boots in showmanship or halter. Always have a rag handy to dust off those boots and be sure they are properly shined before the show. Have your hat professionally cleaned and reshaped on a regular schedule.
4. Scuffed, old or poor-quality boots, or crepe soles in showmanship or halter. I know boots can be expensive, so try to have a dedicated pair just for in hand classes.
5. Color, this can be a hard one. First you hat must match or coordinate with your outfit. Second, your color should also coordinate/compliment your horses color. My biggest pet peeve no no is grey with sorrels or bays.