Rocket Fuel
Please provide a valid email address.
Close

Blog - FASHION

We are officially in the cold weather season! I love bringing out my sweaters, leggings, wool coats and hats from storage every winter because there are so many fun ways to change up and style winter clothing … but the one item I look forward to wearing the most are my tall boots! Living in New Orleans, however, the typically warmer Southern temperatures only allow me to wear my favorite boots for a few months out of the year, so I enjoy it while I can!

To say I like tall boots would be an understatement.  Growing up riding horses, I have worn my share of riding boots and have grown accustom to them. From lace up field boots, short paddock boots, and pretty brown leather hunt boots, I’ve ridden in them all. Today, I own several pairs of tall boots, a fashionable tribute to my riding roots.

Fashion2

Whether you ride horses, love horses, or just love the equestrian look, the one wardrobe essential for chilly weather is the tall boot. This is a classic way to incorporate an equestrian touch to your wardrobe. While there are many variations of the riding boot out there, some more true to the authentic version than others, a classic tall English riding boot is knee height, made of durable leather, with a very small and low heel, the boot either zips up, laces up, or slips on over breeches (the type of pants riders wear, think: a very durable legging).

Here’s my pair of riding boots, still a little dirty from my last ride:

Fashion3

There are so many gorgeous tall boots out there to wear as part of your wardrobe it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the perfect pair, so I’ve nailed down a few of my favorite looks and sites to help guide you:

Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field Boot from DoverySaddlery.com

If you are going for a true authentic boot…this boot is for you! When riding, I prefer the Ariat brand because of its high-quality and sleek look. These lace-up front field boots are comfortable and stylish. (Note: True riding boots are very durable and fit snug. It might take a few weeks of wearing them to break them in.)

Fashion4

http://www.doversaddlery.com/ariat-hrtg-cntr-zip-field-tall/p/X1-38580/

The Vachetta Stirrup Riding Boot by Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren does an excellent job with their equestrian boots. This is a very pretty pair with a brass “stirrup” detail at the heel. The design stays true to the authentic riding boot look. Make sure to explore their site and check out more great boots!

 Fashion5

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=21869646&cp=1766613.3506363&ab=ln_women_cs1_laurenaccessories&pg=1&parentPage=family

Point Tea – Tan Luichiny from Heels.com

I love online shopping, and I am regularly checking out Heels.com. You can find a variety of fun shoes at affordable prices. I LOVE these equestrian-inspired tall boots. They have a great “slightly worn and ridden” look to them that make them a great casual boot. Pair them with your favorite skinny jeans and a cream sweater for an effortless chic look!

Fashion6

http://www.heels.com/womens-shoes/point-tea-tan.html?utm_source=polyvore&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=knee%20high%20boots

“Bella” Boot from Nordstrom.com

I’m always looking for a deal, and I can always find one on Nordstrom.com. The site has a great variety of equestrian-style boots, many under $100, including this cute pair:

Fashion7

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bp-bella-boot/3510369?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Cognac&resultback=4600&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_12_A 

I’ve also purchased fantastic leather tall boots from www.Ruelala.com and, surprisingly, Victoria’s Secret also has some fun boots that are classic and stylish! Check out their “Riding Boots” selection here:

http://www.victoriassecret.com/shoes/riding-boots

Whether you go for the authentic riding boot, or equestrian-inspired designer version, you can’t go wrong wearing your boots with leggings and a blazer or sweater….or with a cute dress like I did at the Harvest Cup Polo Classic:

Fashion8

Tall boots are a fun and easy way to step out in classic equestrian style!

For inspiration on ways to wear your tall boots, check out my Pinterest page:

http://www.pinterest.com/chrissknight504/equestrian-chic/

Image Description

Chriss Knight

Growing up on a horse farm in Northeast Georgia, Chriss Knight spent most of her childhood show jumping, fox hunting and riding on the farm. After graduating high school, Chriss left the farm life to attend Georgia State University and pursue a journalism career, which eventually brought her to the Big Easy. 

As a television news reporter, Chriss lived in cities all around the country before calling New Orleans home. From covering devastating tornadoes in Western Tennessee, reporting live during blizzards in the Midwest, to showcasing the fun and quirky characters and events that make up New Orleans, Chriss’ feature and breaking news coverage earned her awards and honors from the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association, Nebraska Associated Press and the Press Club of New Orleans. 

Today, Chriss is Host of "The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans", a behind the scenes weekly web series by Audubon Nature Institute (www.realwildanimals.com), and serves as co-host of a day time show on the ABC affiliate that features New Orleans businesses. Chriss is also a publicist and social media manager for various New Orleans businesses.

Chriss is married and has two adorable cats and a hamster.

Image Description

Chriss Knight

Growing up on a horse farm in Northeast Georgia, Chriss Knight spent most of her childhood show jumping, fox hunting and riding on the farm. After graduating high school, Chriss left the farm life to attend Georgia State University and pursue a journalism career, which eventually brought her to the Big Easy. 

As a television news reporter, Chriss lived in cities all around the country before calling New Orleans home. From covering devastating tornadoes in Western Tennessee, reporting live during blizzards in the Midwest, to showcasing the fun and quirky characters and events that make up New Orleans, Chriss’ feature and breaking news coverage earned her awards and honors from the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association, Nebraska Associated Press and the Press Club of New Orleans. 

Today, Chriss is Host of "The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans", a behind the scenes weekly web series by Audubon Nature Institute (www.realwildanimals.com), and serves as co-host of a day time show on the ABC affiliate that features New Orleans businesses. Chriss is also a publicist and social media manager for various New Orleans businesses.

Chriss is married and has two adorable cats and a hamster.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Sponsors & Partners

  • FoxSports1
  • NBC Sports
  • Logo 6
  • Saratoga
  • Santa Anita
  • CBS Sports
  • Monmouth
  • Keeneland
  • Gulfstream Park
  • Del Mar
  • Belmont Park
  • Arlington Park
  • OwnerView