It's such a beautiful time of the year; the air is fresh and the colours of the surroundings are changing, with autumnal tones of brown and burnt orange on the trees. But it's not just the colours (and the weather) that's changing; your wardrobe will be changing too.
HV Polo has upped the ante yet again this season, with a gorgeous new collection for autumn/winter that perfectly fuses function with cutting edge, on-trend fashion. The classic colours like navy and black are still there, but gorgeous plum tones and 'army' green add a much welcome splash of colour fit for the time of year. Everything's had a sprinkling of glitter and sparkles too, making it one of our favourite collections to date.
There's so much to choose from, and almost certainly something to cater to every taste, but we've picked out some of our favourite pieces that we think you'll love.
We all know the weather in the UK isn't great at the best of times, but during the winter months, it's impossible to survive without a good warm coat to protect you from the elements.
The gorgeous padded quilt accompanied by the snug fake fur collar makes this ideal for battling even the most demanding elements. It's not short of draw-dropping style either; and the plum really compliments the silver zips, logo and sparkly badge on the left sleeve.
It's got more pockets than you can shake a stick at too, so there's always space for some gloves or a headband. If you're after the perfect winter coat... look no further!
This caught our attention as soon as we saw it, with it's striking HV Polo all-over print. I've always had a bodywarmer (or gilet) in my winter arsenal because of their great versatility. They allow much more freedom of movement than a heavy jacket, and you can use them to create stunning outfits by layering a contrasting baselayer underneath.
The Sorrento is super flattering with elasticated sides for a really comfortable fit, and I think the orange zippers are a welcome addition and are really handed when your hands have numbed in the cold. Sporty rider wear is becoming increasingly popular as the physical demands on competitive riders continue to mount. It's certainly a head-turner.
The key thing about the Waroona is that it's made from technical fabrics, meaning it is moisture-wicking and quick-drying; perfect if it's being worn underneath a jacket or gilet. I'm a firm believer than base layers are an essential bit of kit in the winter months, and they don't come any more beautiful than this.
The grey melange fabric is thick and warm, yet the contrasting white side panels are breathable so you'll stay fresh. And the stunning HV Polo badge on the left arm is the cherry on top. It also comes in Plum for those looking for a bit more colour.
Winter breeches are warmer than their summer sisters, and the Madonna breech is also UV protected (because the sun is still dangerous in the winter... who wudda thought?) so they're safe and sexy.
I love the metallic trimming which works it's way from the top to bottom, as it adds something a little striking to an otherwise classical navy breech. And if you're one of these people who love a winter selfie with their horse (I know I am), then there are handy pockets to stash your phone too.
Hey, it's not all just about you... Your horse can join the seasonal party with this stunning plum dressage saddlepad (it also comes in navy). It's made from a voluptuous velvet fabric so it's every bit as comfortable as it is stunning.
Storage is once again key, with a handy zipped pocket hiding covertly just about the stunning glittery HV Polo badge. And who doesn't love 'teddy bear' fake fur at the withers?