How to Dress Like a Cowgirl

Cowgirl attire is both practical and fashionable, blending touches of femininity, masculinity, and down-home Southern charm. Read this article to learn how to master this timeless look!


The Essentials

  1. Start with a pair of worn-in jeans. The jeans should be fitted. (Straight leg or bootcut) (NO SKINNY JEANS)Alternatively, you can wear cutoff denim shorts or a denim skirt.Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%201.jpg
  2. Wear a plaid button-up shirt. These shirts can either be short-sleeved or long-sleeved, and come in a variety of colors.Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%202.jpg
    • Roll the sleeves of your button-up at your elbows.
    • You can also wear a simple fitted tank-top or t-shirt either underneath the button-up, or instead of it.
  3. Find a Western-style cowboy hat. These kinds of hats come in black, brown, tan, and white.Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%203.jpg
  4. Get a pair of cowboy boots. Traditionally, cowboy boots are made of leather, but are also available in faux-leather and exotic skins like alligator, snake, and buffalo. These boots also come in a variety of toe styles: round toe, square toe, or pointed toe.Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%204.jpg
    • If you plan on wearing your boots in muddy or wet conditions, consider getting a pair with rubber soles.
  5. You can wear your hair down, or in a low ponytail. Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%205.jpg

Accessories (Optional)

  1. Tie a bandana around your neck. Traditional cowboys and cowgirls alike used bandanas to absorb their sweat while working on the ranch. Nowadays, bandanas are mostly worn as a fashion statement.Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%206.jpg
    • Tie the bandana behind your neck so that the triangle part is facing your front.
  2. Wear a Western-style belt. Cowgirl belts are usually made of brown leather, and have large silver, gold, or turquoise buckles. For extra flare, find one with braided or medallion embellishments.Dress%20Like%20a%20Cowgirl%20Step%207.jpg



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