I am 47 years old and always liked cowgirl boots but never had the courage to wear them. Now, at this point in my life, I have a craving for them. I don’t know if I am having a midlife crisis or something of that sort, but I’d like to try them.
I am in no way planning to wear cowgirl boots to a restaurant or work. I just want to wear them to go to street festivals during the Fall or Ferias in Spring, and I want to wear them with class and the finesse appropriate for my age. Can you give me suggestions for how to style them?
I completely understand how you feel. You just want to have a little fun and get in on the cowgirl theme of these events without looking like you are wearing a costume. So here’s how to do it.
1. Try a Denim Shirtdress
Chambray or denim shirt dresses are very popular at the moment and look cute in the summer with cowgirl boots. The only thing is you need to find one long enough, and that is going to vary depending on the make. This one above might be too short for some gals.
If that is the case, just throw on a pair of black leggings underneath your shirtdress. Since the dress is so plain and classic, you can have a bit of fun with your accessories. A fringe bag is casual and playful. Some beaded leather jewelry and rustic native earrings blend in with the vibe
2. Wear a Checkered Shirt
If you’re blue jeans and a checkered shirt kind of gal, that’s fine too. The key is to keep things polished and pulled together. Keep your shirt sporty and crisp by rolling up your sleeves into a neat cuff, and add some pretty Southwest jewelry.
Skinny jeans look modern, but a bootcut is fine too. They’re a classic. Don’t forget to wrap up your look in a stand-out belt. It’s little details like this that make your western look fab and not frumpy.
Anne, enjoy and have fun!