Hi! I'm Quinn, the girls at Styleista asked me to write a guest blog with some of my Stampede tips on style. What to wear and what not to! Take a peek below to see some examples of what I think ya'll should rock this 2018 Stampede.
For most Calgarians the Stampede is an event we think of year round - I am guilty of buying horse themed tops or fringed western vests at any time of the year hoping that when July comes around I can unpack my “Stampede Wardrobe” before First Friday and feel prepared. But there is a difference between contemporary western inspired items and just straight up costume items. The girls at Styleista say NO MORE; no more costumes, no more pressure to ‘dress up’, and definitely no more bedazzled jeans!
Instead of purchasing those one-off pieces, look at what you already have in your wardrobe and make your Stampede Style an extension of your personal style – Look for pieces that are Boho or Navajo inspired and pair them with current trends like the white boot or gingham, which can add a fresh edge to your look.
Keep it simple. Instead of the classic cowboy hat and boots, use alternatives that you have and love. Classic floral dresses with your favourite fall boot. Simple white button up top tucked into jeans and heels.
Embrace the blazer - Create easy day to night-time looks by layering, switching heels to boots and mixing textures.
If all else fails – shades of blue is the go to. Head to toe varying shades, don't be afraid to over do the denim!
Happy Stampeding Styleista’s!
~ Quinn Mastromonaco / Guest Blogger