Vintage western looks are not something I’ve ever played around with much. It’s not my usual thing, and I’ve always had a fear of people taking me seriously. I feel like if I walked out of the house in cowboy boots and a Dolly Parton top, people might think I actually dress like this on a regular basis. However, my view on this style has drastically changed. If people took me seriously, so what? I’m in on the joke, and that’s all that matters. This lesson can be applied to any aspect of life, in addition to fashion. Life is too short to be afraid to try new things, like dressing up as a sixties cowgirl.
I was lucky enough to come across this top at a friend’s vintage pop-up shop. Thrifting doesn’t just have to happen at places like the Salvation Army and the Goodwill; in my eyes, any place that sells second-hand clothing is a “thrift store.” I gravitated towards this piece because it was so different from anything I’ve owned before. The beaded fringe along the upper part of the shirt reminds me of scenes from childhood. It has a very “summer camp art project” vibe, but that’s what makes it so special. The colors are also something to note. They’re easy on the eye and make for an easy garment to pair with anything else you might own.
Pleated skirts, or any skirt for that matter, are not something I’ve ever really owned. Like dresses, I had a huge fear of them. But because of this blog, I have had the chance to broaden my horizons and buy stuff I wouldn’t normally look at twice. The mint green color works perfectly with the off-white color of the shirt, and is a nice contrast to the harsh black color of the boots. Keeping in line with the theme of this look, the skirt has an adorable feather pattern, which looks just like dots from far away. I think after this, I’m going to buy more skirts because they’re so much fun to dance and move around in!
You might as well call me boot girl at this point. My boot to shoe ratio is really off, and some of you may think I have a problem; I disagree. You can never own too many boots. The buckled combat boots I’m wearing enhance this look and make it rougher around the edges. You don’t have to wear cowboy boots to rock this vintage cowboy look. Like mine, almost any kind of boot would work. As long as it’s not an ankle boot, you will be completely fine. You don’t want to let your skirt drag on the ground!
So, how do you feel about this look? Did I really grab it by the reigns? Or did I get bucked off this fashion horse? Let me know in the comments below!