Arizona fashionistas, style mavens, the self-proclaimed fashion obsessed this weekend is your chance to show just how much style you have…preppy and equestrian style that is! Saturday, October 20th marks the Second Annual Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower at Westworld of Scottsdale.
No matter if you’re lounging on a blanket with friends or sipping on a glass of champagne (or searching high and low to spot polo hottie Nic Roldan), you’ll want to impress with your Polo Party style. If you are still searching for that perfect outfit or maybe just need a little inspiration, Style Files is here to help.
According to my phone’s weather app Saturday is going to be a toasty 91 degrees (fall where are you when we need you?) making heavy fabrics a no-no, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a cardigan or light jacket for the cooler morning and evening (there is an after party).
Of course there is no place better to stock up on your Equestrian Essentials than Ralph Lauren. This suede patch cable-stitched cardigan will keep you warm and the rich chocolate brown color is nothing short of yummy!
Pleats are the golden standard at any polo party. You certainly can’t go wrong with this cabernet and navy color-blocked pleated skirt from J. Crew. Pair with a button-up top or a silky tucked-in tank top and your most comfy flats and you’ll be ready to stomp on those divets.
If you are channeling your inner Harvard preppster this sleeveless trench dress is what you need! Harvard University is playing after all…. Show support by painting your nails a lovely crimson shade.
Now, let’s talk shoes and accessories. Even though it may not be cold enough for layers, we say go on ahead with the boots! We don’t mean just any boots, we are talking about a beautiful, shiny, leather pair of riding boots! If you are trying to justify your Polo Party boot purchase, let me help you… The Equestrian trend is going strong this season, which means you will have plenty of opportunity to wear them.
I’m really loving these two-toned Ariat ‘York’ Boot for a bit more interest than the standard montone dark shade (though I do love them too).
Believe it or not even your purse can be Polo Party appropriate. Think along the lines of western leather fringe or preppy quilted leather a la Marc Jacobs.
Be sure to share with us what you decided to wear to this year’s Polo Party!
By Kristianne Young