Written March 2019. Updated April 2021 (late, I know) to include what I actually wore to Stagecoach
As I mentioned in my Coachella Style Recap post, the western look is still very much alive. Cowboy boots, western hats and big silver buckled belts accompanied even non-western looks at Coachella, often adding edge and a bit of playfulness. So western is not dead, and if you're headed to Stagecoach next weekend--or any other country music festival this summer--you'll be pleased to see examples of some really great outfits.
Upcoming attendees of Stagecoach should be pleased to have plenty of inspiration from the last two weekends at Coachella. The reason this look probably stays year after year is likely because of the sheer practicality. Western boots or booties are generally fairly comfortable and protect your feet from all the dirt and dust. A cowboy hat, or something like the uber trendy Zulu Rancher from Lack of Color, is not only super in style right now but provides shade from your face and even though a felt hat might seem hot, I’ve always found a hat to make me generally feel a bit cooler because I don’t have the sun directly on my face. Outfit options are easy from there: pair some high waisted cutoffs with a crop top, crochet top or even a bikini or bodysuit or just pick a flowy sundress or matching top and skirt set (something in gingham or floral would be perfect), then pair with a western belt and you’re good to go. Not only cute but super comfortable, great for hot weather and can be any varying level of modest or showing skin, depending on how you want it.
Since it’s clearly more appropriate to dress in western-inspired looks for Stagecoach or other country music festivals, I’ve got a few looks planned for this weekend that I’ll share in advance:
High-waisted cutoff denim shorts from Show Me Your MuMu, Style: “Wyoming”, Color: “Surf”
Blue gingham tie top with sleeves, “Bran” by Tularosa label, purchased from Revolve
Cowboy hat, Ivory Rancher Special, Lack of Color
My old cowboy boots, from Boot Barn
Western belt with buckle
Blue bandana, Amazon
Outfit 2: (shown in top photo)
Black distressed denim cutoff short by Superdown, from Revolve
Black “Santa Fe” hat, ale by alesandra, from Revolve
Vintage Jack Daniels T-shirt, purchased from Poshmark and cut into a crop top (DIY)
Black western belt, from Boot Barn
Black bandana, Amazon
Black western "Fenix" bootie by Ariat, Amazon
Outfit 3: (shown below)
Denim cutoff "Scotty" overalls by Lovers + Friends, purchased from Revolve
OR: White high waisted denim "Jack" shorts by Lovers + Friends, Revolve
Crochet top, Amazon
Boho Sheer Chiffon duster, purchased from Poshmark
Pink bandana, Amazon
Gold ankle "Dixon" bootie by Ariat, Amazon or BootAmazon Barn
Note: the photo below was actually what I wore to Day 1 of Coachella, and the photos above in the red are what I chose to wear to Stagecoach. Slight modifications. Swimsuit below is by Gooseberry Intimates.
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