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Dressing for The Hunt

Christina Gianni of B Boutique Curates a Head-Turning Fall Wardrobe for The Hunt or Back-To-School

The 101st annual Far Hills Race Meeting—historically known as “The Hunt”—takes place on October 15 at Moorland Farm in Far Hills. The event attracts local, national and global attention, and had 30,000 attendees last year. The Hunt is considered as much a social gathering as a hub for steeplechase fans.

The day-long, see-and-be-seen event—complete with vendors, food trucks and the thrill of the race—calls for festive apparel to match the spirit. To get a feel for the latest fall fashions, I visited Christina Gianni, owner of B boutique in Bernardsville, who curated a variety of outfits for me to try. The looks accounted for mobility and comfort, including pieces that can be layered and adjusted to suit unpredictable temperatures (the shoes are my own). “The weather is usually ‘transitional’ and allows for all the traditional elements—plaids, denim, chunky sweaters, hats—to be featured in any outfit, says Gianni. “This fall runs the gamut with inspiration from Boho, minimalist—think ’90s—and romantic fabrics mixed with bright colors in accessories.”

Each look made me feel like I was stepping into a new character, reflecting a different dimension of fall fashion. The smallest accessory can create a completely different vibe to an outfit. B boutique has a variety of carefully curated pieces to create stylish outfits for any special occasion—or ordinary day. Whether at work, on campus or at the races, Gianni can help you craft a look that will make a statement this fall.

Grace Spencer is an intern at Bridgewater City Lifestyle and Somerset Hills City Lifestyle magazines. She is a junior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., studying media arts and design.

  • The Hunt: Seasonless chambray shorts, cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt, felt fedora with ribbon detail, gold “Race Day” necklace
  • The Hunt: Seasonless chambray shorts, cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt, felt fedora with ribbon detail, gold “Race Day” necklace
  • The Hunt: Seasonless chambray shorts, cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt, felt fedora with ribbon detail, gold “Race Day” necklace
  • The Hunt: Seasonless chambray shorts, cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt, felt fedora with ribbon detail, gold “Race Day” necklace
  • The Hunt: Seasonless chambray shorts, cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt, felt fedora with ribbon detail, gold “Race Day” necklace
  • The Hunt: Seasonless chambray shorts, cable knit navy vest over a crisp white button shirt, felt fedora with ribbon detail, gold “Race Day” necklace
  • Gold “Race Day” necklace
  • Biker Chic: sustainable leather jacket, acid wash denim overalls
  • Biker Chic: sustainable leather jacket, acid wash denim overalls
  • Biker Chic: sustainable leather jacket, acid wash denim overalls 
  • So Pretty: satin maxi skirt, black jersey mock neck, mini crossover handle bag, padded headband, pearl “modern oval” hoops
  • So Pretty: satin maxi skirt, black jersey mock neck, mini crossover handle bag, padded headband, pearl “modern oval” hoops
  • So Pretty: satin maxi skirt, black jersey mock neck, mini crossover handle bag, padded headband, pearl “modern oval” hoops
  • So Pretty: satin maxi skirt, black jersey mock neck, mini crossover handle bag, padded headband, pearl “modern oval” hoops
  • So Pretty: satin maxi skirt, black jersey mock neck, mini crossover handle bag, padded headband, pearl “modern oval” hoops
  • So Pretty: satin maxi skirt, black jersey mock neck, mini crossover handle bag, padded headband, pearl “modern oval” hoops
  • Sporty: eco cotton jogger set, unisex cap, crossover fanny pack
  • Boho Scene: patchwork oversized cardigan, high-waisted straight leg upcycled denim, woven leather belt
  • Classic Collegiate: oversized trench, plaid oversized blanket scarf, “just a bit” distressed straight leg
  • Classic Collegiate: oversized trench, plaid oversized blanket scarf, “just a bit” distressed straight leg
  • Classic Collegiate: oversized trench, plaid oversized blanket scarf, “just a bit” distressed straight leg
  • Chilly Fall Day at the Pumpkin Patch: reversable black and white
  • Chilly Fall Day at the Pumpkin Patch: reversable black and white
  • Casual Friday: corduroy jumpsuit, distressed denim jacket, wool bandana, leather tote
  • Casual Friday: corduroy jumpsuit, distressed denim jacket, wool bandana, leather tote