Stampede Fashion 101

Nailing your Stampede fashion looks isn’t a simple matter. Jeans, boots, cute cowgirl top: That’s all you need, right? Not always. Where to find the right look can be challenging if transforming into urban cowgirl isn’t as second nature to you as it is for this gal. Here’s a look at some pieces I recently found at Market Mall to freshen up your Stampede wardrobe.

Stampede Bling

Statement earrings

Top marks for turquoise accents.

I’m so in love with these delicate turquoise and coral fringe earrings ($55) from Banana Republic. How I wish I had pierced ears! Gingham seems to be spot on every summer and it also works beautifully for Stampede. This no iron, button-down long sleeve ($74) can easily transition from the boardroom to the bar.

Stampede Fashion

Banana Republic gingham top

Gingham never gets old.

One of the best selections for denim jackets (and belts) is found at Guess. They also have several fringe tops and this sweet handkerchief halter ($59.50).

tie die halter top

Or pair halter top with Daisy Dukes.

For cut offs, Below the Belt had an impressive selection of both distressed ($40) and high end labels such as Mavi ($56).

Mavi cut offs

Denim gets major use during the Calgary Stampede

American Eagle Outfitters had a lot of cut offs, too, but I was scared away from that section when I saw the abundance of overalls. That trend totally freaks me out. Maybe it’s because I went overboard with overalls in the early 90‘s and when a trend circles back a second time looking for innocent victims, one ought to be on guard. (My spidey-sense starts tingling with scrunchies, too.)

Best Stampede boots

Free people booties

Alberta Boot Co has the most legit boots, but knock offs can be found at the mall.

Steve Madden has loads of western booties and I flashed my credit card to snag the pair on the right  when I found out they were only $149 (down from $449!).

Stampede jewelry

Again, there’s that turquoise!

One of best selections of turquoise and western themed jewelry can be found at newly opened JoyDrop. It’s super affordable with most necklaces around the $30 mark, bracelets and rings from $15. And they have Prtty Peaushun! If you’ve got pasty white gams, you’ll want to use this lotion (like all the celebs do!).

Lammle's women's shirt

Yes, you do need a few western shirts in your Stampede wardrobe.

If you really want to get gussied up, Lammle’s is your Mecca. There’s brightly coloured western tops (from $44.95), real cowboy boots (from $159.95) and adorable shirt dresses ($69.95).

What’s your go-to outfit for Stampede?

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  1. Sue LeBreton 25.06.2014 at 12:34 - Reply

    Thanks for the ideas. My Stampede wardrobe is nil after living away for a decade.

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 15:33 - Reply

      It’s time to get back on that horse:)

  2. Michelle 25.06.2014 at 13:44 - Reply

    Pick me, pick me! I’m pastey white and a loyal reader!

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 15:34 - Reply

      But what do you wear during Stampede week, Michelle? I bet you have some great ideas…

  3. Andrea lee 25.06.2014 at 14:18 - Reply

    My go-to outfit is: plaid shirt from Gap, jeans from banana republic, white cowboy hat and that’s it. I don’t have boots or any accessories! Your blog have me some good ideas though, now I gotta go do some shopping! Thanks for the chance! Fingers crossed, this would help me complete my outfit for the Stampede!

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 14:41 - Reply

      I think your go-to outfit sounds fab. Hits all the right the buttons!

  4. Christine 25.06.2014 at 14:24 - Reply

    Jody! Awesome find with the boots – well done lady. Super styling.

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 15:33 - Reply

      I’m feeling quite proud of that purchase:)

  5. Mir&a 25.06.2014 at 15:28 - Reply

    My stampede wardrobe includes chambray shirts,colored jeans and statement jewelry and moccasins or cowboy boots

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 15:32 - Reply

      Yes! A chambray shirt is perfect for Stampede. Do you ever get your toes crushed wearing moccasins?

  6. Lorraine 25.06.2014 at 15:41 - Reply

    Can’t go to the Stampede if I’m not wearing jeans and a cowboy hat 🙂

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 15:54 - Reply


  7. Joanna F 25.06.2014 at 18:47 - Reply

    My favorite stampede outfit is cute cowboy boots and a belted summery dress – perfect cowgirl look, and cool enough for the *figers crossed* hot weather we’ll have!

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 20:10 - Reply

      Yes! A belted summer dress is perfect!

  8. Michelle 25.06.2014 at 19:42 - Reply

    My go to outfit is a cute dress, jean vest, hat and boots, last year we ended up with so many hot days, I was thankful not to wear jeans every day!

    • Jody 25.06.2014 at 20:11 - Reply

      A vest is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle.

  9. Kirsten M 25.06.2014 at 22:30 - Reply

    Mine would be a cute little sundress, jean jacket, my brown suede ankle boots and some great statement earrings…. That’ll take me from the beer garden to the midway and back again!

    • Jody 26.06.2014 at 00:41 - Reply

      Love it!

  10. Cara 26.06.2014 at 04:24 - Reply

    My go-to outfit for Stampede is my favorite pair of short cut offs, a blue and white western buttoned top, and cowboy boots! Great options mentioned in your post, I really like those Steve Madden boots!

  11. Jennifer 26.06.2014 at 15:01 - Reply

    My fav Stampede go to outfit is a my white, sort of sheer t-shirt with a brown and silver bull skull – I know, it doesn’t sound that fun but it is great because you can dress it up with a skirt and cowboy boots or wear it with jeans for a night on the mid-way with the kids. I also have these great turquoise jewelry pieces from Silpada.

    • Jody 26.06.2014 at 15:02 - Reply

      I might just copy that:)

  12. Leslie 26.06.2014 at 21:29 - Reply

    My favorite go to is a denim low cut dress

    • Jody 27.06.2014 at 00:18 - Reply

      Saucy cowgirl!

  13. Stephanie Warthe 27.06.2014 at 00:12 - Reply

    My go-to Stampede outfit is a lacy white dress paired with a cropped jean jacket, and big bold metal accessories! And of course, a great pair of brown cowboy boots. 🙂 I’d absolutely love to try the Prtty Peaushun, fingers crossed!!

    • Jody 27.06.2014 at 00:18 - Reply

      I love your bold metallic accessories idea. Prtty Peaushun would be ideal paired with a lacy white dress. Thanks for commenting!

  14. Holly Herman 28.06.2014 at 04:48 - Reply

    I like to pair cutoff s with a plaid shirt or peasant blouse, white cowboy hat, brown cowboy boots, and some turquoise jewelery. Being of Scottish heritage, I could really use some help in the pastey department 😉 Thanks for the chance Jody!

  15. Fareen 28.06.2014 at 10:22 - Reply

    Jeans and a cowboy hat

  16. Kenna 28.06.2014 at 14:57 - Reply

    I kind of go with a Taylor swift look for stampede! Sundress or jeans with a floaty tanktop, with a white or black cowboy hat. Then I borrow my dad’s old brown boots and get going!

    • Jody 28.06.2014 at 15:26 - Reply

      Cute! Amazed you can fit into your dad’s boots!

      • Kenna 29.06.2014 at 16:07 - Reply

        I’m quite tall with very long legs. Have to have the size 11 feet to keep myself upright. :p

  17. Kyla @ Mommy's Weird 28.06.2014 at 22:07 - Reply

    Super Hot. All of it. LOVE.

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