Two years into my return to the equestrian world, I’m still amazed by all the stylish apparel that has found its way into the sport. There’s no shortage of colors, patterns, and prints to choose from when it comes to your riding outfit of the day, and I love how fashionable the sport has become. Of course, equestrian fashion was always a style of its own, thanks to mainstream designers who incorporated it into their collections. But now, there are more options to choose from when you get ready to go to the barn.
One brand that I found last year through Instagram was Ellany. I was searching for a belt to complete my riding outfit, and that’s when their name came up. Their line of belts was just what I was looking for—elegant, unique, and adjustable. When the belt arrived, it quickly became my go-to belt because it went with everything, was comfortable to wear, and the gold buckle offered just the right amount of “bling” to my look. Not long after I debuted it at the barn, people noticed it and asked where it was from. I knew I had found my riding belt for life!
As any good fashionista knows, you can’t have just one belt. So, after a few months, I decided to order another one—the Calucci, which had a silver buckle. Now, ordering Ellany belts to go with all of my riding looks has become somewhat of a habit. But when you find something that matches your style and can go from the barn to brunch, you buy them all. Am I right?
Since I love the brand so much and want to share it with everyone, it seemed fitting to become an ambassador for Ellany this spring when they put out a search. One of the things I’ve enjoyed about my return to riding has been connecting with equestrian entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses and also getting to meet many adult amateur equestrians who, like myself, took time away and have recently returned to the sport. It’s also been interesting to see how the sport has evolved in my absence and what’s trending now with younger equestrians. From what I can tell, these Ellany belts are a big hit, and I think I’ve made my barn mates converts.
Here are a few new Ellany belts that I’ve added to my collection:
1. Black Camo – 2” Silver Stirrup Belt: This is the first time I ordered the larger belt size (meaning the buckle and width of the belt are larger). The other Ellany belts I have are all the 1.5” version. While I don’t have a preference for the width sizing, I love the camo print paired with the silver buckle.
2. Cocoa Ridgeview 1.5″ Gold Stirrup Belt: If this belt is giving you Fendi vibes, you aren’t alone. I already had a black and brown belt from Ellany, but I loved this pattern. And, to be honest, the black and brown tones go best with all of my riding looks.
3. Kaylie 1.5″ Rose Gold Stirrup Belt: Okay, there was no way I could pass up this belt. I am a sucker for anything in rose gold, and this belt buckle was gorgeous. The navy with the gold piping also won me over. But I have to say, this belt is even prettier in person. Not that I can pick a favorite because I love all of my Ellany belts, but this one might just be the pièce de résistance.
Which belt is your favorite?
*While I purchased my first two Ellany belts myself, these new ones were courtesy of the brand.