Western fashion is timeless, and darn tootin’ it’s coming back for another merry-go-round. As a cowgirl, you’re likely to take part in a fair number of rodeos across the country. But what should you wear?
Here to help you out in western fashion are lessons from Casey Bishop-Yeakey, a professional tennis player and one of the most influential country fashion models on Instagram @cowgirltennis.
Choosing The Right Jeans
For starters, your jeans have to be blue. Casey says, “You should keep jeans in a range of different shades to pair with different articles and create different outfits.
As a general rule, jeans that don’t stretch are sturdier and of higher quality, and it reflects in your outfit. A soft and stretchy fabric may be more comfortable, but it lacks authenticity.
Choosing The Right Boots
Keep at least a few pairs of cowboy boots in different shades. You can choose any style that suits you, whether it be square-toed, pointy-toed, or round-toed. Heels can also add to the overall aesthetic and western authenticity of your outfit.
Here too, go for durability over anything else. Worn out but sturdy boots can make the most fitting part of your outfit.
Choosing The Right Belt
Buy a sturdy leather belt guaranteed to last long. Make sure the belt has a removable buckle. Don’t shy away from wearing large, flashy buckles. And if you win a trophy buckle, be sure to show it off.
Choosing The Right Shirt
Flannel shirts are the perfect pairing for blue denim. What jeans lack in detail and diversity, your flannel makes up for. Like jeans, flannels shirts are incredibly versatile. You can wear them tucked-in buttoned-up, or you could wear them over a white t-shirt or a tank top. You can also knot your flannel at your waist or tie it around your hips for a more casual look.
Properly contrasting your flannel with your jeans can greatly enhance your look. As a rule of thumb, pair lighter shades of jeans with a darker flannel shirt and vice versa to achieve better contrast.
Choosing the Right Hat
A hat is the very essence of a western outfit. Casey says, “Try not to choose hats so pronounced that they draw attention away from the rest of your outfit. You don’t need a 10-gallon high-crowned Stetson in order to belong a Panama, or a Summery straw hat would do. Pinch crown hats are particularly preferred by many cowgirls because it draws attention to your cheekbones.