Picking Out a Belt Buckle

One of the most easily identifiable features of western wear is the western belt. Like western hats, they are great accessories associated with western wear and culture. They are also used to create a unique look and display your personal style, so you should choose a belt buckle that suits your personality and the style that you want to convey to others.

Western belts can instantly dress up a pair of jeans matched with a western shirt or any other informal western style dress or outfit. Men and women who fancy western wear surely have a collection of different types of western belts with matching western buckles to go with them. Traditional western belts made from leather are highly functional and long-lasting and are the preferred choice by many cowboys and cowgirls.

There are over a dozen styles of belt buckles, such as box-frame, box-out, frame-style, clip, plate, snap, traditional—it can certainly get overwhelming! Cowboy and western buckles often have southwestern themes, and they can either be metal, painted with some color, or even adorned with stones.

Belt buckles are intended to make a statement and draw attention, so figure out what your message is and find a buckle that helps support it.

Things We Love About Fall

Now that we have fully transitioned into fall, we get to enjoy some our favorite things about the season. From the weather to the food, there is plenty to enjoy. Here are our favorites.

Fall beer. These days, many companies offer a seasonal beer, and the fall brew is typically one of the best. From Sam Adams seasonal, to hard apple ciders and pumpkin ales, there is plenty that comes out during fall to keep your beer loving tastebuds entertained.

Sweater weather. Bid farewell to the excruciating heat and humidity and get snuggled up in your favorite sweater.

Football season. ‘Nuff said. Embrace the season with college football cowboy boots.

Halloween movies. From comedic films like Hocus Pocus to all around fright fests, there is a plethora of spooky films online to keep you entertained throughout October.

Changing leaves. Fall hues in nature are some of the most beautiful, and the leaves turning from green to orange to brown is a magical treat from Mother Nature.

New TV lineups. The fall is when our favorite shows come back for a new season, and when new shows start to grace the standard TV lineup.

Daylight savings time. Sleeping in an extra hour? Yep, we can get excited about that.

Things We Love About Fall

Now that we have fully transitioned into fall, we get to enjoy some our favorite things about the season. From the weather to the food, there is plenty to enjoy. Here are our favorites.

Fall beer. These days, many companies offer a seasonal beer, and the fall brew is typically one of the best. From Sam Adams seasonal, to hard apple ciders and pumpkin ales, there is plenty that comes out during fall to keep your beer loving tastebuds entertained.

Sweater weather. Bid farewell to the excruciating heat and humidity and get snuggled up in your favorite sweater.

Football season. ‘Nuff said. Embrace the season with college football cowboy boots.

Halloween movies. From comedic films like Hocus Pocus to all around fright fests, there is a plethora of spooky films online to keep you entertained throughout October.

Changing leaves. Fall hues in nature are some of the most beautiful, and the leaves turning from green to orange to brown is a magical treat from Mother Nature.

New TV lineups. The fall is when our favorite shows come back for a new season, and when new shows start to grace the standard TV lineup.

Daylight savings time. Sleeping in an extra hour? Yep, we can get excited about that.

Turquoise: A Classic Western Trend

Whether it’s with a pair of earrings or with an embellished belt buckle, turquoise has been a long running hue for cowgirl style and western trends. While it is a beautiful color, you might not know the history behind turquoise and the reasons it became such a staple in western fashion past and present.

Turquoise was a revered stone by many civilizations, from Persia to Navajo Indians, and many cultures in between. It is considered true that the Native American use of turquoise in fashion and attire is what transitioned the color into western and cowboy culture. Tourists began craving the color and the bright material, and the demand for the authentic (and reproduced) Native American wares grew. Turquoise jewelry has maintained popularity ever since.

Southwestern fashion and artwork often contains turquoise. If you are looking for turquoise cowboy boots or other unique and colorful western wear, be sure to check out our site for western products that are also made with top tier craftsmanship.

Western Date Ideas

Whether you are going on a date with someone for the first time, or you are simply looking for new date ideas to keep things interesting, there are many western inspired dates that you can go on with our significant other to keep the excitement alive and well.

Picnic. For a couple of lovebirds who enjoy the outdoors, a picnic makes perfect sense. Indulge in the fresh air and relax outdoors with home prepared meals and sunshine.

Concert. There is nothing like a live show of country music to get you snuggling with your sweetie. Go see musicians like Tim McGraw or Blake Shelton for a nostalgic and romantic evening out.

Football game. Show your team spirit while rocking your cowboy boots and enjoying ice-cold beer. Few things are most celebratory that a football game, and they are a great place to build lasting memories.

Fishing. Either rent a boat or use one that belongs to a friend and spend the day on the ocean searching for your dinner. Fishing is enjoyable at all ages, and for the non-fisherman, you can also enjoy the sun and the ocean breeze. Just remember to pack your SPF!

Those are some of our favorite country lifestyle inspired date ideas. What are your favorite things to do with your significant other?

Choosing the Right Cowgirl Hat

It’s no secret that a cowgirl hat is the finishing touch to a western outfit. Sun protection and practicality aside, cowgirl hats are also used to make a fashion statement. Choosing the right cowgirl hat varies depending on personal style.

Fabric. These days, hats are available in suede, leather, straw, cloth and a variety of other fabrics that add to the unique possibilities of customizing a cowgirl hat. Depending on what climate you live in, you’ll want to select a hat made from either a warmer or a lighter material for the most practical wear and frequent use.

Shape. Depending on your face shape, there are some hats that will simply look better than others. Learning what type of face shape you have will help you eliminate options that will not flatter you, leaving you with options that help to enhance your face strengths. Oval faces, square jawlines, and prominent foreheads—each of these face types requires a different style of hat.

Trends. Naturally, runway trends have an influence on what is created through the world of fashion, and cowgirl hats are no exception. Colors seen on the runway translate into colors for hats, and embellishment, embroidery, or even a stark black look are all trends that are mimicked from the fashion world.

Choosing the right cowgirl hat for you might take a little patience. We recommend browsing our wide variety of cowgirl hats to see what style is best for you.

Cowgirl and Cowboy Baby Names

So you’re looking for a baby name that also shares your love of all things country and western? Look no further! We’ve gathered a list of western names that are sure to inspire your child to grow up and pull on a pair of children’s cowboy boots in no time.

Western girl names:

Arizona

Cheyenne

Dakota

Montana

Sierra

Western boy names:

Austin

Canyon

Colt

Houston

Stetson

With names like these, you’ll be raising a real western buckaroo! These names are inspired by the wild, wild west, and they are still unique baby names for the modern child.

Western Themed Halloween Costumes

Halloween is almost here, and if you love the idea of dressing up as much as we do, you know the importance of a great costume. We have a few ideas to help you make this Halloween a memorable and festive experience.

Scarecrow: Easy enough, a scarecrow really just requires classic farmer wear such as plaid shirts, Wrangler jeans, and some straw sticking out of your sleeves and jeans. Bonus points for playing with face paint and drawing a more straw like face. Hats are also appreciated with this costume.

Cowboy: Almost the same clothing required as the scarecrow, the cowboy also requires some cowboy boots and a great cowboy hat. Big belt buckles can be added for authenticity, and maybe you can get a friend (or two) to dress like a horse.

Tombstone gangster: This throwback costume is inspired by the period in time where the west was being mined for gold. Think pinstripes, a pistol, and a thick and groomed mustache.

These are some of our favorite Halloween costumes that you can create from everyday wear, well except maybe for the gangster. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Western Themed Halloween Costumes

Halloween is almost here, and if you love the idea of dressing up as much as we do, you know the importance of a great costume. We have a few ideas to help you make this Halloween a memorable and festive experience.

Scarecrow: Easy enough, a scarecrow really just requires classic farmer wear such as plaid shirts, Wrangler jeans, and some straw sticking out of your sleeves and jeans. Bonus points for playing with face paint and drawing a more straw like face. Hats are also appreciated with this costume.

Cowboy: Almost the same clothing required as the scarecrow, the cowboy also requires some cowboy boots and a great cowboy hat. Big belt buckles can be added for authenticity, and maybe you can get a friend (or two) to dress like a horse.

Tombstone gangster: This throwback costume is inspired by the period in time where the west was being mined for gold. Think pinstripes, a pistol, and a thick and groomed mustache.

These are some of our favorite Halloween costumes that you can create from everyday wear, well except maybe for the gangster. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

What We Love About October

We love life all year long, but in October, it gets a little cozier. Here are some of our favorite things to celebrate about the month of October.

The weather. Especially in the south, the weather gets crisp and breezy in October, which is a nice change from the humid and sweaty months of summer.

The fashion. Jeans, cowboy boots, plaid shirts—all the classic western items we love are suddenly not just in style, they are practical in bundling up into as the seasons are changing.

The holidays. While October isn’t a holiday month per se, it is the gateway month into Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s a nice preparation month for the hectic holidays that are quickly approaching.

The food. Pumpkins, soups, mulled wine—all the fall and winter favorites start to come out to play in October.

The season. It gets light earlier, and mornings take a little longer to roll in. The delayed laissez-faire of the fall months are perfect for staying in bed a little longer and for ending the day with gorgeous fall sunsets.

Scary movies. Leading into the Halloween holiday, we’ve got a slew of scary movies and marathons to keep your nights packed. Cuddle up with your significant other or host a horror movie party with friends.