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. Instead, consider complementing the style of your outfit with the toe shape of the boot- either round toe pointed toe, or square toe cowboy boots.
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!