February and March are a big deal in Houston. We have one of the largest rodeos and the city is packed during this time. If you’ve never been to the Houston rodeo it’s such an remarkable experience. It’s filled with delicious food vendors of all kinds, shows, concerts, the rodeo itself, a petting zoo and tons of shopping. It’s a place you can sport allllll of the best western goodies like boots, hats, jewelry, fringe and suede. Today I’m giving you guys a little inspiration for Western looks if you are thinking about going to a local state fair, rodeo or if you are traveling down to Texas!
Not much screams western more than a bandanna and chambray shirt. Both of these are regular staples here in Texas for such practical reasons. Keeping a bandanna on you to wipe away the sweat from the blazing sun and open blue skies is pretty important for keeping droplets of your face and neck. Chambray is a lighter weight denim with a lot of durability. When you are in the heat, it’s good to have breathable cotton on your skin so you don’t trap sweat underneath your clothes and your body is able to breath. You can easily pair these with a pair of wide legged or flared jeans and boots or go for a preppy option and add a pair of loafers or moccasins for all day walking.
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Gingham prints immediately scream southern style and when paired with lace they take on a whole new flavor. When reaching for a pair of shorts, look for cut off denim or gingham prints for a casual western feel. You can add western booties (these are from my favorite vintage store of all time - Feather’s Boutique in Austin, TX). Since they reveal the ankle it lengthens your legs - always a win for us petites! Finally, grab a low key cross body bag so you can have your hands available for shopping, attending the rodeo itself and not having tor worry about carrying around a purse in your hands while you eat!
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Ahhhh, the tunic dreses - AKA long shirt, comfy as a nightgown and basically makes your outfit a “no pants day.” All wins in my book! Again, when looking for a comfortable tunic dress opt for one that’s made of lightweight cotton. I like to buy mine a l little longer so I can belt it or wear it relaxed like I did in this photograph. This is probably the EASIEST of all the looks shown today to put together. Add a pair of cowboy boots and grab your purse to head out the door - bonus points if you add earrings!
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If you love skinny jeans then this is the look for you. Pair your favorite skinny jeans with cowboy boots and then add a pop of pale pink as your layer top. I love tunics this time of year because they are long sleeved yet still maintain coolness being airy and comfortable. Add a suede moto jacket and leather jewelry for a special touch. Texans love accessories from boots to jewelry so don’t be afraid of a statement piece or two.
Ponchos are not a new thing over here on Three Heel Clicks. Although I tend to reach for them more often in the Fall, it’s great to grab one for camping or cool Spring nights. This one feels even more western with the fringe details and soft color. Layer it over a camisole or tank and suede like pants to keep the look simple and elongating. Add boots, booties or even a pair of flats in the same color as your pants to give your body more height.