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How To Wear Riding Pants

If you can find this non-mainstream blog post, you are very likely interested in horse riding. But actually riding breeches are not only intended for riding, they can also be worn as casual outfits. While I don’t see riding breeches as something you want to wear very often, they are something that you might want to wear in the days when you happen to be bored with jeans. Styling breeches is really not an easy task. For this blog post, I’m trying to compile a list of the best ways to style riding breeches. Whether you try them out as real equestrian outfits or as casual outfits, I hope these ideas will make you look your best when you wear them.

Breeches with a turtleneck and tweed jacket


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You can definitely find long knee high boots in this list of outfit ideas. They just look good when paired with breeches. This outfit is just a great example of that. For the top, you’ll want to wear a turtleneck with a tweed jacket. Wear breeches with knee-high boots for the buttocks.

Black breeches with blazer and knee-high boots

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This outfit idea is much closer to a typical street outfit compared to the previous idea. Just pair black breeches with a red top and black blazer. Again, wear knee-high boots that match breeches.

Matching blazer & breeches

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For a chic looking riding outfit, you can wear a two-piece set consisting of a blazer and breeches. You can wear a high-necked, fitted sweater and knee-high boots with these pieces.

Wear it with a plaid flannel shirt and vest

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This is another breeches outfit that can be worn as a casual street outfit. For the top, wear a black and red checked flannel shirt and a vest over it. For the bottom, you can wear gray breeches and black leather boots.

Wear it with a blanket sweater and plaid scarf

Blanket sweater plaid scarf breeches
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For a casual look in spring and fall, you can wear a cream colored knitted sweater and a plaid scarf for the top. Pair them with gray breeches and brown knee high boots.

Red breeches with a white knitted sweater

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I’m not a fan of red pants. But the color red and the breeches seem to go well together for some reason. As a chic leisure outfit, you can combine the red breeches with a white cable knit sweater and brown knee-high boots. Wear a scarf for a feminine touch.

Wear with a white sweater and plaid flat cap

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Similar to the previous idea, this casual outfit consists of a white cable knit sweater. You can easily combine the sweater with breeches and boots. The plaid flat cap in this outfit really makes the difference.

Wear with White Vest Top & Scarf

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You can wear riding breeches casually by combining the black breeches with a white vest top. Wear knee-high boots with trousers as usual. Adding a scarf to the outfit would keep the outfit from looking too sloppy.

Torn riding breeches with a white tunic top

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To create a breezy feeling, you can combine ripped breeches with a white tunic top. Wear brown leather knee-high boots with a matching wallet. This is probably my favorite outfit on this list because I’m quite amazed at how breeches can be part of a simple and cozy outfit.

Black sweater with white breeches

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White is also a very popular color when it comes to breeches. To combine it with white breeches, it makes sense to use a black sweater. With the brown leather boots, this outfit makes you look simply chic.

Wear it with knee-high leather boots and a plaid blazer

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This outfit is a wonderful equestrian outfit. It consists of a white shirt with buttons, a checked blazer, black breeches and brown knee-high boots. By the way, if you want to learn more about outfit ideas for similar shoes, please check out our blog post on over the knee boots.

Wear with a white long sleeve polo shirt

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Many people, including me, associate polo shirts with horse riding. Indeed, a polo shirt and breeches go well together. As an example, for this outfit you can wear a long sleeved white polo shirt with breeches and knee high boots.

Wear with Marled Knit Sweater

Marbled knitted sweater riding breeches
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In many other blog posts with outfit ideas, I’ve mentioned the trick of looking tall and pretty by wearing a loose top and tight bottom. This outfit idea is a demonstration of this trick. Wear a loose and colorful knitted sweater for the top. Complete the outfit with riding breeches and boots.

Breeches with a white button-up shirt and a black blazer

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I’m throwing this outfit in here mainly to show you what a typical equestrian outfit looks like. It usually consists of a white buttoned shirt and a black blazer. For the ground, it consists of beige hiking pants and knee-high riding boots.

Royal blue breeches with a light yellow sleeveless blouse

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This is a very atypical breeches outfit idea that actually looks girly and pretty. The outfit consists of a light yellow sleeveless top and royal blue breeches. It has to be the creative use of color that makes this outfit look so casual and refreshing.

Here are some of my favorite ways to wear breeches. Hope you find the outfit ideas helpful. Styling breeches is really not an easy task. Even so, you’ll want to play around with different outfit ideas to see what looks good on you and what doesn’t. I have to admit, however, that I wear breeches, which I mainly want to avoid because of the tight fit, as I always try to work in a more comfortable outfit. But that’s just me As I said, try them out and have your own opinion on them.

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