Equestrian Capsule Wardrobe

Is your riding wardrobe overcrowded? Do you own several pairs of breeches, tops and accessories, but nothing that matches and gives you the look you’re after? In that case, the capsule wardrobe concept might be perfect for you. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! 👌 First of all, let’s sort out the basics…

What is a capsule wardrobe? 

/ˌkæp.səl ˈwɔːr.droʊb/ 

A collection of clothing composed of interchangeable items only, to maximize the number of outfits that can be created.

How do I create an equestrian capsule wardrobe?

・Invest in solid stable basics
The point of a capsule wardrobe is to have few, but well-thought-out pieces that match perfectly. You should, basically, be able to put on a pair of breeches, close your eyes and grab aaaaany top and accessory in your wardrobe – and have a great matching outfit. It’s really not that advanced, it just takes a little planning and discipline when you’re getting started.   

So, first of all: buying stylish and timeless basics is key. Look for quality clothing that’s in for the long run (and ride) in neutral colors and patterns.

Tips! When you shop from Maya Delorez, you can always feel confident that our products are designed to last. We also use the same color palette in the designs, so that all our clothes can be matched and used together. Just what you were looking for, right?

・Adapt it to your life
Ask yourself “What does my life look like?” when you’re shopping for your capsule wardrobe. What kind of riding clothes do you really need? Different types of lifestyles require different types of clothing. For example: if you have an active life that involves long days at the barn, lots of chores and heavy work, you might want to prioritize functional, comfortable and wear-resistant clothing. If you live in a cold country, warming garments may be your top priority.

Thinking through what you really want in your clothes will result in you using them more. This means fewer unnecessary purchases that end up in the back of the closet.

・Don’t let yourself fall for trends
As tempting as it may be, avoid falling for temporary trends in equestrian fashion. There is a great risk that you buy a product that you only use for a short period of time and then get tired of it. Make a habit of asking yourself the question “Will I still love and use this piece of clothing in two years?”. If the answer is yes, then it might be a good option for your wardrobe.

Why is an equestrian capsule wardrobe a good thing?

Having a capsule wardrobe is a smart and sustainable way to approach your wardrobe. It reduces decision fatigue and makes getting dressed easier and faster as well as minimizes clutter and makes your wardrobe look and feel more organized. You, your wallet and the planet will thank you for not buying more clothes than you need and use. Win, win, WIN! 🥇

Key pieces for a perfect equestrian capsule wardrobe