A cowboy party is a fun-themed party for you and your friends and family. Finding the right outfit for a Western theme event may be easier than you think. You probably already have all the right pieces in your closet, the trick is to put them together for the right look.
The goal is to capture the mood of the Old West without looking like you are wearing a Halloween costume. It is also important to have fun with your outfit and experiment with different looks until you find the one you love.
A popular choice is combining traditional cowgirl attire with more modern pieces for a fabulous, chic look that is on theme. Feeling cute and comfortable will help you enjoy a night of mingling, dancing, karaoke, and so much more. Plus, with the right look, you are sure to turn a few heads.
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When you think of cowboys, you probably immediately think of a cowboy hat. It is one of the most important accessories for a western party, maybe tied with cowboy boots. Traditional cowboy hats can be expensive, but there are plenty of other alternatives to choose from including felt and straw hats.
Choose a solid neutral color for a more classic look or choose one in a bright color or with fun patterns and designs.
A pair of cowboy boots is another classic piece to rock the Western look. They are stylish while also being comfortable and functional. If you want to go more traditional, choose a classic pair of tan or brown cowboy boots.
For a more modern look, choose a pair of bright pink or red boots with fun designs like flowers and butterflies. Also, consider adding spurs for an extra jingle in your step.
Great Fitting Pair of Jeans
Another classic piece is a great-fitting pair of jeans. This is a pair that fits your form and doesn’t have to constantly be pulled up through the night. Go for a more eloquent look with a dark pair, or a pair of distressed jeans also work.
White jeans or jeans with bright colors like lime green or bright pink may not be classic cowboy, but they are still fun, so don’t eliminate them as an option.
A plaid shirt is another Western staple. Wear it over a plain black tank top for a classic cowboy look or tie it around your waist for a more modern look. If you want to dress fancier, wear a lace top underneath your plaid shirt for added detail.
A denim jacket is another must-have for a cowboy look. It is also a great layer to keep you warm in the colder months or to accessorize in the warmer months. Choose a simple blue jacket for a classic look, or choose one with beading or designs for a bolder look.
A belt is a common accessory for a classic and modern cowboy look. Choose a simple black or brown belt with a larger buckle to fit the Western theme. Adding a Western-themed belt buckle is also a great idea for added detail to your look.
Western Style Jewelry
Jewelry is a great way to add your style while also sticking to the Western theme. Choose simple necklaces or bracelets for a more modest look or go with classic cowgirl with chunky necklaces and hoop earrings.
Also, consider adding turquoise elements throughout for a more boho style.
Denim shorts work great for the warmer months and if you want to show off your legs. They pair great with a pair of cowboy boots or sandals and still look Western with the denim material.
A midi or maxi ruffled skirt will closely resemble a traditional prairie ruffled skirt often worn by women in the West. It will create a shape for your outfit and look great with a pair of cowboy boots. It is also a more feminine option if you want something other than jeans.
Fringes are a fun, eye-catching component to your outfit. Wear a fringed jacket or pants, or accessorize with a fringe bag or purse. You will look ready to star in the next Western movie.
A white blouse is a boho, cowgirl look that is Western while also being feminine and chic. Choose one with lots of lace or design for an eloquent look. Also, look for one with tassels and fringe to satisfy that Western look.
Floral or Patterned Accent
A floral or patterned accent-like animal print is a modern, chic addition to the Western look. Add a touch of pattern with a floral kimono, or patterned purse for a subtle addition, or wear a floral blouse or dress for a bolder look.
Suppose you do not own cowboy boots or want a cooler option, a pair of strappy brown sandals pairs easily with a Western outfit without looking out of place. Choose a flat pair or a comfortable wedge so you can stay comfortable if you are on your feet for most of the night.
A red bandana worn in your hair or tied around your neck is a popular way to accessorize for a cowboy party. It will help finalize your look and add a pop of color. You can also wear it around your wrist like a bracelet or stick it out of your pocket for a more subtle look.
Traditional Western colors are more neutral and earthy, with cowboys often wearing brown, green, and rust colors. Choose similar colors in your outfit for a more traditional look and add pops of colors with accessories.
Or, give off Dolly Parton vibes with bright pinks and blues for a modern, chic look that is still Western.
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