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5 on Fridays - Five Western Inspired Outfits Perfect for the Rodeo

DIY, Fashion, How To, Travel, Style, Petite StyleCrystal JacksonComment
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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!

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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!

Shop gingham, lace and western booties

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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.

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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.

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6 Ways to Wear Your Hair Up

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In a hair rut? Do you find that you just keep pulling it back into a ponytail or messy bun on the top of your head? I thought it would  be fun to share a few ways to spice up your hair if you are looking to wear it up and off your face. Mastering the coveted halo braid is much easier than you think - see this tutorial. You can also add a simple scarf, bow or bandanna to your ponytail for an easy update. Another one of my favorites is the classic french twist. It never goes out of style and immediately makes your outfit that much classier. Finally, pigtail braids are perfect for pretty much any hat. What are some of your favorite up do hairstyles?

Tips & Tricks for Better Hair


Add an accessory to your ponytail for an instant update! A scarf, bandanna or even a flower can make a big addition with little work!

 


Here are a few of my favorite products for hair. I love Tresemme's Hair Spray since it doesn't leave it feeling stiff. I usually use these clear hair ties if I'm adding an accessory. And bobby pins are a must have!

Click here to learn more about how to do the Halo braid

No. 6: Fast Forward Friday

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A grandpa sweater is one of my favorite items for Fall. It's versatile and comfy. I like to wear them with a pair of skinny jeans or a dress. For today's FFF, I decided to go with a country chic feel. A bandanna is a great accessory and here I tied it onto my purse to incorporate more red in my outfit. Since it's cooler outside, a pair of boots make it easy to walk in tall grass or out on a farm. Since so many Fall activities are held in pumpkin patches, at farmer's markets, and out on ranches, it's nice to have the right pair of shoes to make it through all of those fun events. It also keeps the grass from tickeling bare legs when wearing a skirt.

The infamous red cup is finally in my hands. I love this time of year and really abuse wearing the color red. (On that note I also tend to abuse wearing glitter, sequins and anything made of tulle). Red is one of my favorite colors and find during the Winter season it comes out the most in my wardrobe choices. If you missed it yesterday, check out my Holiday Bucket List for some fun holiday ideas! For today's FFF, I thought it would be nice to show you how I took a grandpa sweater and styled it with a completely different dress shape, accessories and look all together.

Today was also another example of the rule of wearing three colors. Today it was two neutrals and a bright. But gray looks great with cognac brown and a pop of red. A red lip is the ultimate accessory when you are sporting red in your outfit. It changes the entire look of your face and can really brighten your complexion. I am a big believer in keeping the rest of your face minimal on makeup if you decided to go with a bold lip. I love to use Bare Minerals foundation and mascara. I've found it lasts at least 6 hours without touching up and doesn't irritate my eyes or skin. For lips, I used NARS velvet matte lipstick pencil. It's a nice deeper shade of red and stays on! You don't want clown mouth!

When I wore the sweater previously in this post, I went with an all neutral color scheme. If you are pairing gray with black, it's a good idea to make sure the gray is lighter in shade so that it doesn't compete with the darkness of black. Also, texture is fun to play with when you are wearing neutrals. Whether it's patent, beading or even a cable knit pattern - it's nice to vary texture to keep the outfit interesting. I also like to add something feminine to a masculine looking grandpa sweater.