Friday, July 19, 2013

fashion friday :: western spirit (via trip styler)

rodeo season is in full swing and whether or not you plan on catching a chuckwagon race this summer, or just embracing the western spirit, i thought it was high {noon} time to wrangle my favourite country-inspired looks, plus a few rodeo style tips to boot.

styling tips 
  • rodeo season is hot. to beat the heat and show a little leg, go with a western-inspired bootie instead of a traditional cowboy boot.
  • the canadian tuxedo is encouraged, but mix it up with light and dark washes.
  • you're not going to a costume party, so instead of head-to-toe cowboy, add a couple western touches to your everyday style.
  • "top it, belt it, stomp it." fashion advice from brenna hardy, stampede stylist at calgary's core shopping centre.
  • always store your hat upright; otherwise, the brim will relax. time to invest in a hat box!
  • add a little fun to your bum and place a bandana in your back jean pocket.
  • accessorize with turquoise, a southwestern staple, or weave a piece of leather into a fishtail braid.

if all of this western style has inspired you to take a rodeo getaway, check out the upcoming cheyenne frontier days (WY), pendleton round-up (OR), or wrangler national finals rodeo (NV).

women (clockwise from top left)
madewell perfect chambray ex-boyfriend shirt, free people serra do mar tunic, frye carson tab mid boot, velvet farley dress, vanessa mooney open road ring, madewell barnwood boot, ralph lauren hand-tooled leather belt, imogene + willie elizabeth stretch jean

men (clockwise from top right)
RRL buffalo twill western shirt, to boot new york hawthorne boot, imogene + willie natural plus bandana, imogene + willie barton rigid jean

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