Cowboys, vaqueros, buckaroos... whatever you call them, their job is pretty much the same. The only difference is the region they live in and to some extent, the clothes they wear and gear they use. The same goes for cowgirls, or vaqueras if you've grown up in Mexico or California.
Now, we all know that we ladies, including cowgirls or vaqueras if you prefer, like to dress spiffy. So, let's see what makes a perfect vaquera outfit without making it look like a cowgirl one.
The first difference you will notice between a vaquera and a cowgirl is her hat. Vaquera hat is typically wide-brimmed, with wide ribbon hatband and matching edge binding. The perfect examples above all come from K.J. Murphy's.
Next, to give you a better idea of subtle differences, here are some great examples of vaquera wear and gear: White River custom Paul Bond boots - lower center, traditional bosal and mecate (vaquero tack) - upper left, S.C. Gallup studded chaps - upper right, Paul Bond Cordovan boots - lower left, handmade Wade saddle by Jeremiah Watt - lower right.
So, whether you consider yourself a cowgirl or a vaquera, or even if you just want to try the trendiest new look of the season, get yourself a great hat, a quality pair of boots, some leather and lace, and you'll be looking great. You can find more ideas for your Western style outfit here. If you are on a lookout for some great jewelry to go with that new outfit, hop on over to our shop, or take a peek here.
What is your favorite style: cowgirl or vaquera? Leave us a comment below to let us know.
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