Spring is in the air up north! Or so I hear. It’s been consistently in the 80s every day in Wellington for the last several weeks, so I really can’t tell if the season is changing.  The only way to detect spring down here is to gauge how early I start sweating after I walk outside, and that seems to be earlier and earlier.

The most exciting thing about spring is the new trends it brings, and there is no shortage of new arrivals here at WEF!  Here are five ways to stay stylish this season.

1. Charles Ancona Gloves

Known for his custom show jackets, Charles Ancona always keeps busy during the circuit.  Brand new to his line are gloves, available in both a “show” and “training” model. What differentiates the two, you ask?  The “training” gloves are fingerless, which allows the wearer to text and show off her manicure. Both models are made of a thin, breathable material and feature a stretchy, white cuff to mimic the appearance of a show shirt.

2. Ego 7 Shirts

Who knew color-blocking could look so good?  You won’t find anything but well-made, timeless riding apparel in the Ego 7 line.  The fabric is stretchy, flattering, and comfortable on even the hottest of Florida days.  Unlike most show shirts, they can be worn under a jacket or make a statement in the schooling ring.

3. Embroidered Tees

This is not your grandmother’s needlepoint.  Embroidery is popping up on everything from denim to tees, and this is a trend that can carry over from street to stable.  I have a black tee with “Good Vibes” embroidered on the left chest and I feel exceptionally chic when I wear it tucked into breeches with a statement belt.

4. Lace

Though they have been on the market for quite some time, lace show shirts are still flying off the shelves.  Don’t want to commit to the full look? The Horseware Ireland Sara Competition Shirt has a subtle lace detail on the back and Designs by Dalia makes breeches with a lace insert along the waistband.

5. Purple

Pantone named ultra-violet the 2018 color of the year, which explains why this color is everywhere right now.  It might be daunting to stray from the neutrals we equestrians know and love—white, black, and navy—but it’s right on trend. Start with Le Fash; they did purple the right way this season.

Photos by Kate Kosnoff.