Monday, June 15, 2015

Fashion for the Calgary Stampede

A name whose roots are embedded deep in the romance and traditions of the Old West: Calgary, once a rootin' tootin' Wild West town sprawled over the crossing of rangeland trails; today a bustling city in the heart of the Canadian Rockies."                                                       ~ Author Unknown  

The Calgary stampede is a fun destination for cowboy and cowgirl wannabe and enthusiasts.  You will see authentic cowboys and native Indians for sure.  Your experience will be even more fantastic if you get into the country and western spirit by dressing to blend in.

Here are some hot tips and trends you can consider: take a dress that you adore and imagine it with a hat, boots, jacket and accessories to start with. 

Polymore is a great website that you can assemble your looks and test them out.  In this case, I was imagining how to complete the cute dress to complete my look:

Here are some great looks to put together:  Remember hat + boots +ensemble + accessories





For the kids:

Mix and match:









William and Kate, 2013
Kate and William, 2013

William Shatner, Parade Marshal, 2014

Ontario and Alberta cowpoke fun

Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau,
Calgary Mayor/Alberta Premier, King Ralph (Klein)
Alberta's Premier Notley and Canada's Prime Minister Harper
Ian Tyson

Saddle Bronc, #RODEO

Steer Riding, #RODEO

Hang over optional
Chuckwagon Races, #CalgaryStampede

Steer wrestling




MISS ..... or if you insist: