Let’s face it, the only thing keeping you from going crazy after the winter holidays is knowing that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is just around the corner. Like a true Houstonian, surely you’ve got your favorite cowgirl hat ready to go, but if you don't (or if you're ready to add to your Texas hatwear collection) we love Shady Brady’s feminine take on the classic raffia straw hat, complete with a sueded, studded hat band and braided chin strap.
FRIDAY: JOHN LEGEND CONCERT
What better way to kickoff your rodeo weekend than with date night! Show a cowboy your softer side with a sweet dress—belted to show off those curves—some arm candy and your straw hat. And of course no cowgirl is complete without her wild west boots! With a clutch for the essentials (read: lipstick and smartphone), you’ll be swaying alongside your man to the sexy sounds of John Legend.
SATURDAY: AFTERNOON CARNIVAL
You love the carnival as much as your nephew, but you’ll be strutting that midway in style. Show off your assets in dark skinnies, a soft blouse and some boots made for walking. Complete the look with western-ware inspired accessories and your cowgirl hat, ready to conquer the sweetest funnel cake and the most stomach-churning thrill ride—though not necessarily in that order.
SUNDAY: SHOPPING AND FRIED FARE
Clearly it wouldn’t be a rodeo weekend without hitting the Western shopping mall and indulging in some deep-fried deliciousness. Dressing for comfort is key, so think flowing pants in a flirty print, paired with a soft denim shirt and some sassy boots—add your straw hat and a bit of bling for good measure. Grab your girlfriends and take your laid-back look straight to the deep-fried red velvet cake stand. They’ll thank you later, and you’ll be thanking that forgiving waistband.