No need to fear the ‘western wear’ dress code on a party invite. You can still look totally stylish when you rock your country duds.
I had an absolute blast hosting The Jasper PJ Party last month at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge! The theme was ‘western’ and the special guest was Country Music Star, Terri Clark. The vibe was fresh, and I knew going in my outfit planning would be a whole new ballgame from previous years I had hosted. With ‘western wear’ as the dress code, I got to work on creating looks that would fit the bill, yet still be stylish.
Here are all of my looks from the weekend, including links to shop. You’ll find helpful tips for dressing western stylish at the bottom of this post.
Outfit #1: Friday Night Kick-Off Party
Outfit #2: Saturday Lunch
Outfit #3: Saturday Gala with Terri Clark
Outfit #4: Sunday Brunch
Tips for Dressing Western Stylish
- Avoid tacky and keep it classy. Try not to look like you’re wearing a costume. Just because the dress code is themed, doesn’t mean you should look gimmicky.
- Denim is your friend, but instead of just pairing jeans with a plaid shirt, consider rockin’ a denim jumper, romper, or dress.
- Work current trends to your western look to avoid dating yourself. Pair a kimono with jeans, wooden heel booties, and a cowboy hat.
- Accessorize with boho-style jewellery and statement pieces. If cash is a concern, pick up a plaid bandana from The Dollar Store and use it as a neck-tie with a denim dress.
- If a legit cowboy hat and boots aren’t in your budget, you can spend on one and splurge on the other. Lucky Brand and Anthropologie carry fabulous rancher-style hats and you can wear wooden heeled boots, shoeties, or peep-toes instead of dropping hundreds on for-real cowboy boots.
Cowgirl’s Closet: Items to Look For
- wooden heeled shoes
- tassel shirts, bags, and jewellery
- fringe dresses, purses, and earrings
- feather necklaces
- denim rompers, jumpers, dresses, and cropped jackets
- plaid shirts
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