Little known fact about me: growing up, I rode horses (English, of course. I was living in Virginia after all.). Even many years later, something about that time has stuck with me fashion-wise. No, it wasn’t the crushed velvet helmet. That I’m more than willing to leave in the past. But my obsession with riding-style boots has stuck around. So it’s really no surprise that I was drawn to Ariat Boots.For those who have ridden in the past (or currently ride) Ariat might be a familiar name. They began as an equestrian footwear and apparel company. I know the first time I heard of them was back in my riding days; however, they no longer focus solely on equestrian boots. Ariat offers fashion boots and accessories that have been featured in the pages of Vogue and InStyle. (So you know they must make fashionable pieces!) But what I love about Ariat is that they’ve stuck to their equestrian heritage, using it as the inspiration for their footwear. So trust me when I say that you don’t need to know a thing about posting or mucking a stall to look the part.I chose to style the York Boot because I love the two-tone leather and the hardware. (Don’t you love the details? Such a classic style.) I paired them with my J.Crew Minnie Pants (say yes to stretchy knits!), chambray, and my favorite over-sized cardigan. Together this combination is weekend comfort at it’s best.I had been wanting a two-tone boot for a while, but had held out for the perfect fit. I am so happy that I did because these definitely exceeded my expectations. The leather feels so luxe yet sturdy enough to last. And with their classic style, I know they’ll be an item I wear for years. With skirts, with jeans, with dresses– be prepared for these to become a Fizz and Frosting staple!
If you love these boots as much as I do, make sure you visit Ariat’s facebook page for your chance to win a pair of your own!
To learn more about Ariat and enter their fabulous giveaway on Facebook, please visit: http://bit.ly/1hQteNk.
Top: J.Crew Factory, Cardigan: Juicy Couture via Marshalls (similar), Pants: J.Crew, Boots: York Boot c/o Ariat, Necklace: Stella & Dot Christina Link, Bracelet: Stella & Dot Clover Double Wrap
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I love riding boots! I’m still looking for a perfect pair for this season. I just love them. Your outfit is cute!
Oh my, this is such a cute outfit. I love it! These boots are gorgeous.
Those boots are gorgeous, I love the burgundy at the top 🙂 I never rode horses but I loooove riding boots, so stylish and comfy
Those boots are STUNNING!! I love the two-toned look, so they’re just a perfect wardrobe staple.
I also really love that cardigan and it looks great with the chambray. When I try this combo, it gets bulky and awkward!
Love this preppy look, you look gorgeous lady.
Oh this outfit is so gorgeous! I have riding boots very similar to that! I love love love this look – and your hair is really pretty too!
I’ve always wanted to be someone who rides horses–it seemed like such a cool pastime!
My daughter is an English rider/jumper and we already love all things Ariat! These are the real deal riding boots, so classic and gorgeous. LOVE them!
I Love your boots girl! 😉
Lauren, you look adorable in this outfit and the photos are BEAUTIFUL!! I had no idea you used to ride. That is so fun! And I so want these boots…I always thought Ariat was a cowboy boot maker….I had no clue they made such fab riding boots!!
ahh i love these boots. riding boots are my absolute fave!
This is a great outfit. I love the boyfriend sweater with the chambray top. Still preppy/geeky but casual.
I used to ride horses too! I love your boots, they’re gorgeous!
Love these riding boots! They are amazing!
I love riding boots too! I love that those are two toned. This is such a cute look, and you look adorable in your glasses!
Those boots are awesome. I love the two tone and how you styled them! =)
The two-tone is fantastic! And the simple cardigan and chambray combo is so classic. How cool that an equestrian company now makes fashion riding boots!
This sweater is gorgeous and I am obsessed with those boots!
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pretty pretty pretty! love it for fall!
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Those are so so cute! I’ve been looking for a pair of two toned boots! Those are awesome!!
These boots are super cute and I love the cardigan.
Those are gorgeous. Riding boots are the best. Comfy and chic = no brainer!