Cowboy hats are never optional so you want to make sure you have the right style for you. See all of our hats here.
A. A. Callister has provided this great cowboy hat style guide that will be your best friend when choosing what style is right for you.
C Lazy U guest ranch makes the argument for Wrangler jeans citing their durability with the option of pocket bling for the more fashion forward cowgirls. Regardless of the brand you wear, remember that you have some flexibility in color, fit, and style when you’re wearing jeans for fashion.
The general rule of thumb, lighter jeans are more casual so wear them during the daytime or for more relaxed evenings. Dress up your look with a pair of darker jeans to make that “wow” fashion statement.
It’s less about the belt than it is the buckle.
Buckles gained their fame in Western fashion from being rodeo trophies. You can find buckles of all shapes and sizes as well as a variety of designs and embellishments.
The go-to shirt style for Western fashion has always been the flannel or plaid shirt. It’s traditional, it’s easy, and it’s immediately recognizable. However, you can choose a decorative, fitted t-shirt or plain, thick strap tank and choose a more fashion-forward Western style by adding Western and Native American Jewelry to supplement your look.
Jean or leather jackets are traditionally worn among the Western crowd, but recently, fashion has taken a few steps forward and started including ponchos and capes that feature embroidered leather, fur, and fringe accents.
We LOVE cowboy boots, but they can be tricky to size properly. Horse Saddle Shop provides a full breakdown of boot styles, elements, and fit in their article, Boot Buying 101. One Country online magazine offers a similar guide but lists the most popular boot brands with their corresponding sizing traits. When shopping for the best fitting boot, it comes down to:
- Toe Style
Wondering about crowd-pleasing cowboy boot styles for 2017?
According to a review of the top ten cowboy boots for 2017, Ariat came out as the number one brand. Based on the style of that list alone, 2017 fashion begs for:
- Round and Narrow
- Square and Narrow
*See boot toe guide above!
Top Western Fashion Blogs to Follow
Callister Blog - Everything Western
FYI: Comment on this post with your favorite Western Blog (or Bloggers!), and we’ll add them to our master list that will be published in March!
Where Will Caracol Go Next?
Caracol is taking a few weeks off from traveling the United States, but we heard the Houston Rodeo is pretty awesome! It runs March 7th - 26th and includes a rodeo, livestock show, carnival, music concerts, and more. Our friends over at King Ranch Saddle Shop tuned us into this great event a few weeks ago so who knows; maybe we’ll see you there next year!