Cowgirl Chic? Who has ever heard of such a thing? Just put on a pair of jeans, some old cowboy boots and a hat, and you are in business, right? Wrong! Styling for Cowgirl Chic is not as easy as it may seem. But don't worry: we've got you covered from head to toe (and all places in-between)!
First, let us define Cowgirl Chic. When you combine Western Style of ladies' clothing with high quality materials, designer styling, and high end accessories, you get a fusion style that has been making waves in the fashion world lately with even the likes of Ralph Lauren, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen jumping on the proverbial bandwagon. However, the style named Cowgirl Chic has its own design stars: Tasha Polizzi, Marrika Nakk, Johnny Was, Old Gringo... just to name a few.
In this post, we will show you how to use two materials - leather and copper - to put some chic into your cowgirl style.
There are three different elements of style that, properly combined, make your leather and copper outfit not just plain Western Style but Cowgirl Chic. Here they are, in no particular order:
1. COPPER JEWELRY - Warm tones of copper suit the cowgirl style perfectly, evoking memories of country sunsets. You can wear only one choice piece, or combine several if you prefer. Make sure your copper earrings have ear wires made either of a non-reactive metal or, if made of copper, that the metal has been sealed. Our copper earring designs always include ear wires made of either sterling silver or gold vermeil in order to minimize risk of allergic reactions and skin discoloration.
2. LEATHER CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES - Leather is a great companion for copper. While the color family is the same, the suppleness of leather contrasts and, at the same time, complements the rigidity of copper. Although any self-respecting cowgirl should have some leather in her wardrobe, make sure not to overdo it. A pair of leather boots, a leather bag, and either a leather jacket or a great leather belt are quite enough for a single outfit.
3. EVERYTHING ELSE - By all means, break the monotony! Use clothing and accessories in bolder and/or contrasting colors and different materials to break the monochromatic look. Here, we have used a pair of blue denim jeans, a red, patterned cotton peasant blouse, and a straw hat with turquoise trim. Feel free to mix rough denim with silk, lace, and other more feminine fabrics. After all, every cowgirl is still a girl, and all of us girls like pretty little things.
This was Part 1 of our 3-part Guide to Styling for Cowgirl Chic. Parts 2 and 3 will be coming out soon. For a sneak peek into what the remaining two parts will be addressing, take a look here http://www.hartsd.com/blog/how-to-style-for-cowgirl-chic-free-guide.
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