It’s been a busy summer and Stampede just snuck up on you this year, didn’t it? We get it. Don’t miss out on the fashion fun if you don’t have enough time to spend hours at the mall or can’t afford the high prices at your local western store. Here are a few last minute Calgary Stampede wardrobe ideas still available at Urban Thrift at prices that will have you shouting yahoo!
Denim, Denim, Demin!
Jeans are a fashion staple at Calgary Stampede, but to dress things up a bit try thinking outside the same old boring pair of jeans. For the ladies, denim skirts are not only a bit more comfortable when temperatures soar into the 20’s, but can add a bit of sass when paired with the right accessories. Equally adorable are denim jumper dresses, vests, shorts, or denim accessories such as purses. And for the guys, a good pair of Wranglers will show your Stampede spirit much more that this seasons dark wash skinny jeans.
The Western Shirt
There are so many western shirt styles to choose from that the fashion choices are endless to complete your Stampede Wardrobe! For the ladies we suggest a checkered button down blouse, tank top, or well fitted t-shirt with a western design. Kick up the glam a bit by adding a shirt with sequins or tassels. For the guys you can’t go wrong with a fancy western style shirt in denim, plaid, or stripes. Is the retro-look a bit more your style? Pick up a snap button shirt for some country kitch or a 50’s style square dance skirt to create a vintage western appeal.
It’s All About the Details
You can dress up even the most basic last minute Stampede outfit with the right accessories. Ladies have the advantage on this one and can choose from a wide assortment of silver, turquoise, or beaded accessories including earrings, belts, bracelets, and hair ornaments. Complete the look with a traditional style western hat or opt for something a little flirtier and modern looking depending on your style and budget. Guys can still dress things up by pairing a basic belt with an ornate belt buckle, some broken in cowboy boots and an authentic cowboy hat, and then complete the look with a western bolo tie or a bandana neckerchief.
Souvenir the Stampede for a Fraction of the Price
There are ample opportunities to bring home a Stampede memento, but if you’re on a budget or know the kids will toss their newest vacation souvenirs to the back of the closet, why not pick up some upcycled souvenirs instead. From commemorative Stampede plates to backpacks for the kids, we’ve got Stampede souvenirs at a price you can afford.
There’s still plenty of time to find your perfect Stampede outfit so stop by and see us at #20 3434 34 Ave. NE. Calgary for your last minute shopping needs. The friendly staff here at Urban Thrift would love to help you put together an outfit and you can check out our Facebook page to see our latest items in store