The evenings are getting lighter and the snowdrops are peeping through, which can only mean one thing… Spring is almost upon us! Thoughts are now very much turning towards next season’s wardrobe. As we have been lusting over Amber Zakrzewski’s style for quite some time, we decided to get the lowdown on her plans for the warmer months ahead. Amber is an equestrian, model and blogger. You may also have seen her on TV show Deadliest Pests Down Under! Darting between photo shoots and competing Maisie, her chestnut mare, Amber certainly knows a thing or two about a multi-tasking town and country wardrobe. Read on for her summer plans and style tips.
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What’s your favourite trend for Spring/Summer 2017?
I've definitely got my eye on some ruffle bottom trousers! I'm loving the flared/bell-bottomed trouser trend we're starting to see creep in. I also love being able to accessorise with fresh flowers in the spring/summer months.
Any travel plans for the summer?
I'm a very last minute traveller and I never like to plan my adventures too far in advance. So far, I have a trip to Ibiza planned this summer for a friend’s hen do, which I have extended to allow for some time to adventure around the island - which of course, will involve horses!
Which equestrian events are you planning to attend this Spring/Summer?
Oh, there’s so many! Summer in England is the best for equestrian events. I plan to get to Ascot for sure and as many polo events as I can fit in. I also loved attending Badminton and Burghley last year so will hopefully get to at least one eventing show this year!
Do you have any polo matches coming up this summer?
I can't wait for the summer season to start! I'm planning on playing chukkas at Silver Leys Polo Club and hopefully get involved in some tournaments. I'll be going along to some of the big games too to support friends that are playing.
What is your fail-safe polo spectator outfit?
It's a really funny topic, what to wear to the polo which I will cover on my blog as the summer season approaches. I love the Pampeano brand they offer authentic pieces that are perfect for polo – you can’t go wrong with one of their classic Argentine belts! I think the longer I've been around the sport, the more casual I tend to dress, spectating at a polo match is all about effortless chic in my opinion. Just look at Kate Middleton!
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Tell us about your country style…
My style is heavily influenced by Equestrian clothing. In fact, that's not just my country style but my everyday wear too! During the colder months, lots of layers and woolly jumpers! My winter wardrobe colour scheme tends to consist of earthy colours from British brands such as Hunter, Joules and of course Evemy & Evemy! I tend to stick to a plain and clean style nothing to flamboyant. There’s a few people I look to for ideas and inspiration too, @Styledequestrian and @the_stylish_equestrian on Instagram always have amazing outfit ideas.
Well it certainly sounds like Amber has an exciting season ahead! You can keep up with all the latest on her Instagram and blog, Outta Town.
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