I’m going to dream of red jeans and cowboys tonight and it’s going to be awesome. You’ll wish you could be there.
To be clear, I am not talking about red jeans on cowboys. No, sirree. I’m a cowboys-wearing-old-blue-Wranglers kind of girl. My dream will be more like red jeans on me and then me on a…no, no, no. I’d better not write that.
Last night, Michelle and I attended a fun little fashion soiree thrown by Old Navy at Model Milk. There was food and drink, and plenty of stylish Calgarians sporting some pre-Stampede Stampede looks. Big love for this denim dress on Denise Chow of Old Navy Canada PR. (Not in stores yet but it’s coming. I want.)
Local stylist Kim Flanagan put together a few chic western looks for a little fashion show and then gave me a few little tips on Stampede style. Her ideas are (cue trumpets now!) affordable and suitable for life post-Stampede. Check these out:
- Get pair of comfortable closed toe shoes (Law #1 of Stampede: Two-stepping + sandals = broken toes). You don’t need real cowboy boots. Kim still doesn’t own a pair.
- Get a great denim top or jean jacket. These can turn any little dress or skirt into a great Stampede outfit. And don’t worry about what the jacket or shirt looks like when the buttons are done up. (Law #2 of Stampede: no one wears shirts buttoned up.) Just make sure the jacket, vest or shirt fits well across the shoulders. That’s key.
- Get creative with accessories. Kim was wearing $2 feather earrings that were as western as any cowboy hat. Fun bangles, great necklaces, a clever belt — it all works.
- Don’t forget that lipstick is a great accessory.
To prove that last point, check out this look, combining red lipstick, red jeans (they’re these and the fit is fab!) and a denim shirt. I’m totally copying it.
Two days until red jeans and cowboys!