I live in Texas. We are just about the most Western styled place in the world. Everybody wears cowboy boots and hats and jeans are pretty much the dress code. However I have noticed that some people pull it off with style while others look like rodeo rejects. How can you give the Western look a go without going crazy? Follow these simple tips:
1. Two is the max – Do not wear more than two distinctively western things at a time. The boots and the shirt. The boots and the hat. The hat and the jeans. Any more than two and you look overdone and ridiculous. Here is a tip for you. Dark washed skinny jeans look great with a pair of cowboy boots. Throw on a snap down shirt and you have the Western look down, with style.
2. Simple boots – I know that Western is all about flair, but unless you want the boots to be all anyone sees, try to keep it simple. Brown or black leather is a statement in itself. You do not have to get shiny, sparkly, beaded boots. Weird boots make you look more like Rodeo Drive than the rodeo.
3. Match the makeup – Cowgirls are all about the natural. When wearing a Western look, go for natural makeup to match. Think pink lip gloss and blush for a vibrant, outdoorsy look. Trust me; guys love the ‘cowgirl next door’ look. You do not want to end up looking like a rodeo clown.
4. Nix the jewelry – A little jewelry goes a long way for a cowgirl. A statement necklace of natural stone and silver, or just a plain thick silver chain will be all it takes to bring the cowgirl look together.
These are just a few simple tips to help you to pull off a western look in a stylish way. You can mix and match western wear with almost anything. Think cowboy boots, tights and a sweater dress. Super cute!
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