5 Essentials for Cowgirl Chic Style

5 Essentials for Cowgirl-Chic Music Festival Style.

Music Festivals seasons are a major attraction for so many beginning in March and end in the middle of October with spring and summer being the peak times and with music festival season comes music festival style. If like us you are tired of the seeing the bad takes ... on bohemian music festival style and you're ready for something chic and new, then Cowgirl-Chic style is a must-try!


If cowgirl-chic fashion makes you think of flowing sundresses and cowboy boots, you've got the main idea. Check out these other essentials to help you own the style and make a fabulous style statement as you dance the warm summer days and nights away.


1. Boots

Finding cute boots is the first step. Next come the choices: heel or flat? Short or tall? Trusty leather or a trendy look? Pastels are hot on runways, and you can find cowboy boots in every color from sunny yellow to luscious lavender. If you prefer to show off your calves, ankle boots are in. Trends can be fun, but classic cowboy boots that will never go out of style are even better!




2. Hats

There might be more styles of cowboy hats out there than breeds of horses, so finding the right one might be a bit of a challenge. Need help? Check out Verily magazine's guide to picking the best hat for your face shape. For example, did you know angular hats are best for round faces? Once you've found The One, remember you can reinvent any cowboy hat by adding a colorful band or even re-purposing a shiny belt buckle for added flair.



3. Fabrics

Before you slap on a flannel shirt, consider the many fabrics that work even better for cowgirl chic. There's denim, of course. Also look for florals, especially vintage prints, on tops and dresses. 



Lace is also perfect as a trim, or you can dive right in with a cute lace dress paired with cowgirl boots as shown below.



If plaid is a must, be careful not to overdo it. Mix things up with a nontraditional cut. Instead of an A-line dress, for instance, try a two-piece like No. 6 on this list from Marie Claire. Who knew gingham could look so chic?



4. Embellishments
Rhinestones have long been a western-wear must, but if you're looking to emphasize the "chic" in cowgirl chic, Fashionista.com points out that crystals are a growing trend. Embellishments are key to western style, but if you prefer tried-and-true look, consider seed beads. From jewelry to accents on a leather vest, these tiny beads are a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit.



5. Jewelry and Accessories

Turquoise? Yes. Silver? Yes. Turquoise and silver? These are the classic western jewelry materials, but don't be afraid to think beyond the basics. Try a thick, braided leather cuff bracelet or belt in a reddish-brown or go gray as an Appaloosa. Leather is also a good material for bags, and suede works well, too. You can't go wrong with any bag (or garment) with fringe. If you're a crafty cowgirl, make your own with this DIY fringe bag tutorial from Cowgirl magazine. A neck scarf like the one shown below is also a simple accessory that makes a big style statement.




Use the tips above and style inspiration below to help spur your creativity as you foray into the sassy and fabulous cowgirl-chic style. When in doubt, go with the basics: dress, hat, boots — and some shiny silver!



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