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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