After a year and a half of pandemic cocooning, let’s just say we’re ready to hit the grounds and events like NEVER BEFORE – keeping social distancing and masks in mind, of course. What we love about Calgary Stampede style is how it embodies the melting pot of cultures of the city and the West surrounding it. Our mantra remains as true as ever – Calgary Stampede wear is modern, can and should, be worn all year long. Here are ten looks that hit the spot!
Rangeland Love: A classic look for the evening show. Our Rangeland Love artisan graphic tee, Sarah jeans, Nevada cowboy boots, and Western Yoke 100% silk scarf used as a belt, topped off with a sombrero-inspired palm hat.
Scarf Savvy: What you may think of as bandanas, we call wild rags, they are 100% silk in gorgeous patterns and colors. Wear them in your own unique style. Top, the Opry scarf paired with our Christie leather jacket and denim skirt. Bottom: the Stick Your Neck Out shortie scarf paired with the fringe Howdy shirt, Sarah jeans, Nevada cowboy boots and concho belt.
The Beth Dutton: The wildly popular Yellowstone boss babe dresses with authority and we are a fan. Here we paired a vintage embroidered blazer from our ReWest vintage collection with a dark wash jean, silver belt, classic bolo tie and Rancher hat.
Rock and Roll Cowgirl: Graphic tees are insanely popular and we have found some of the best on the continent. You can pair these with literally anything. There has been a real crossover of rock and roll themes and country western music this year and we love it. Here, the On The Road Again tee is paired with a faux suede Wild West fringe skirt, Sierra felt hat and a set of our cowboy boots.
City Slicker: There’s nothing cooler than mixing your own city style with a bit of West. Here, former Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess, Sav Spavier styles her own Doc Martens with our Shotgun Willie tee, Chrissy leather jacket, Lady skirt and a simple concho belt.
The Midnight Cowgirl: Remember those crazy rhinestoned and colorful suits that everyone from Gram Parsons to Elton John made famous on stage? Well, there’s a Nudie revival in mainstream fashion and it is retro Western at its best. Here the Don’t Fence Me In jacket paired with Wild West faux suede fringe pants and a large silver concho belt.
Meet Sissy: We pair a serape mini skirt with vintage biker cowboy boots with a simple black tank top. Accessorize with the Rancher hat and a fringe and hide bag by Alberta award winning artisan, the Noble Herd, and you have the quintessential urban cowgirl look.
Cowboy Boots: There is nothing like a really great pair of cowboy boots, and don’t be put off thinking you can only wear them during the Calgary Stampede. Cowboy boots are surprisingly adaptable to downtown city life any time of year – just ask any executive in Dallas! What pair you choose is really up to your personal style – some of our customers opt for browns and dark reds, which will work with almost anything, and others really like a bolder style. This year, booties – that is a height that is just above the ankle – are a big trend. Super popular as well, this year are cowboy boots that really pop with 50’s style nostalgic emblazoned on them.
Girl Next Door: Silver bangles, a simple graphic tee, felt hat, jeans and a showstopper belt – what more does a girl need?
Love Me Some Loretta: Pair a maxi dress with a concho belt, boots and your favorite hat for an updated classic western style.
West of Woodstock: For the boho girls, a noir Rancher hat, Sofi-Star leather jacket, faux suede fringe Wild West skirt with black tank and booties.
Don’t Fence Me In: Another boho inspired look with a vintage-like suede vest, blocky jewellery and showstopper hat.
If you’re looking for some personal styling attention and assistance, we invite you to attend one of our popular Calgary Stampede Styling nights. We’re hosting two this year: June 25 and 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Registration is required so DM us on any of our social media venues, sign up for June 25 here, and June 29 here or give us a call (403) 264-2489. Grab a friend and come on down to get great shop-wide deals, check out our Vintage and Western Wear pop-up – ReWest, and get yourselves a unique style for the 2021 edition of the Calgary Stampede!