Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fashion Advice: Turn-Out with Spud

Budding off of Andrea's recent post, I've been looking into what kind of outfit Spud and I would be wearing for a competition. Around here there are entry level competitions unless you want to travel 8+ hrs down South to more strenuous and stiff competition.

And for Spud's first year of showing, I'd like to keep it simple.

A schooling outfit for our lessons.
 In that, I am having a heck of a time trying to piece together an outfit that would look respectable and professional. The biggest problem I have is that I own an all black carriage and a black harness - I can't really pull off a black coat/ lap robe ensemble. Plus, I don't want to look like the grim reaper.

The main components for my outfit must include:
  • Hat/Helmet. I am choosing to wear my helmet at these competitions, as Spud is still quite green. It also saves me having to purchase a hat since I don't particularly like the style of hats one usually wears in carriage driving competitions.
  • Coat and a undershirt.
  • Pants.
  • Lap Robe.
 And then there is one problem with choosing a color pallete... Spud is a varnish Appaloosa and is various shades of grey, white, and brown. What color goes best with a black cart and a speckled pony?

So far I'm *thinking* of a black lap robe and

Thoughts? Advice?

13 comments:

  1. oooOOOh! I remember seeing something about coordinating Western ensembles....maybe works for Mini Vanish Appaloosas too? https://hobbyhorseinc.com/media/wysiwyg/2014-colorwheel_700x687.png

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    1. Interesting! Thank you.
      Looking at that wheel I could probably get away with a tan colored lap apron, black jacket and a tan scarf peeking out...

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  2. I have a brown/tan/black check coat and a tan apron, tan gloves.black harness, black carriage. I like it.

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    1. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of a tan apron, black coat, tan scarf, etc.

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  3. ooooh that's a tough one, esp bc i'm not exactly an expert stylist... i feel like an all black outfit would be fine if you want to really highlight Spud as the flashiest part of your ensemble. or if you want a little more balance front to back you could add lighter colors to your outfit, like Delwyn said? i dunno, really haha

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  4. If you go the grim reaper route, all you need to buy is a mask ;) I bet he would look really nice paired next to a teal or turquoise!

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    1. maybe I will just go as the grim reaper, lol.

      As a sidenote, I wonder if I could do a tan lap robe, black jacket, turquoise blouse and a tan scarf...

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  5. I mean, you really can never go wrong with purple or pink.

    Wait.

    Is that just me?

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    1. We could probably pull of purple, but I'm not so confident about the pink lol

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  6. I like the idea of creams or tans - pick up the colors of his mane and tail. And then highlight with.... hmmm.... I don't know really that's a tough one!!

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    1. First of all... I'm fan-girling that you commented on my blog. LOL

      Secondly, I *THINK* I have decided what i want to do :) Post to come!

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