Whoa, yes, yes. I know. These are some SERIOUSLY purple breeches. SHADBELLY's own exhaustive, highly scientific, Federally funded, equestrian consumer focus group study confirms there is no middle ground on breeches this bold. You're either LOVE THE PURPLE or ... NOT. Period.
Why so controversial? Probably because purple is fairly rare in nature, it has a sort of supernatural aura that can sometimes feel artificial. Psychologists tell us, however, that the color purple can help us "take awareness to a higher level of thought and contemplation" ... (really? not sure how they come up with this stuff, but ok) ... and "purple can be beneficial in problem solving and meditation as it encourages concentration". Huh. Well, I don't know about you, but I need all the higher level thoughts I can get.
So for you, purple loving riders everywhere, SHADBELLY is proud to feature the Concord Breeches from Annie's Equestrian.
Yes, fans of Annie's Original Blues know these are super comfortable breeches with yoga pant-esque freedom of movement. The no-pocket design, high-tech, 4 way stretch material, velcro ankle closures, and vegan suede full seat panel will have you like, feeling totally fab.
The Concord Breeches are available in either knee patch or full seat styles, ladies sizes 24-34, for $95. [SHADBELLY SAVINGS: Just in time for Valentine's Day, Annie's is is offering readers 20% off the Concord Breeches with code SHADBELLYLOVE.]
SHADBELLY STYLE TIPS: Try pairing purple with navy and shades of blue/grey. The purple evokes bold CONFIDENCE, but the navy keeps the look grounded. Whatever you do, darlin', stay away from anything resembling a red hat.
And for those of you who are NOT purple junkies - it's ok. Stay tuned for SHADBELLY's next exciting post, "50 Shades of Beige".
So SHADBELLY readers - LOVE THEM or NOT?