3 Hats You Need to Beat the Summer Sun

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Now that summer is officially here, so is the heat and sun that comes along with it. Don’t get discouraged though – the sunshine is nothing that a little sunscreen and a great hat can’t fix! Aside from making everyone look like a possible celebrity, a hat is a great way to hide your hair after a day of humidity. These three hats from Sheplers will without a doubt take you through summer and into fall without having to sacrifice your style.

Cowgirl Hat

Shep Hats 1For those who rock a more casual look during the summer, this straw cowgirl hat is perfect to throw on with your jeans and a t-shirt, while adding a pop of turquoise color. Straw cowgirl hats are also the perfect way to add a country-girl flair to a cute sundress or jean skirt and cowgirl boots!

 

Baseball Cap

Shep Hats 2Just because you have to keep working outside during the summer, does not mean that you can’t look great while doing it! A baseball cap with a feminine twist will allow you to rock your hair in a ponytail, while still looking stylish.

 

Classic Sun Hat

Shep Hats 3Always a classic, you cannot go wrong with a wide-brimmed sun hat during summertime. Forever stylish, great at blocking the sun, and goes with almost any sundress in your closet – chances are, you will want to rock this hat every day!

Outfits for Your Kids’ Summer Break

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School is finally out for summer, and that means that your kids will have plenty of time to run around outside under the sun. Why not make sure that they have outfits that will last them throughout the entire summer AND that they will love?

They will love rocking a cowboy hat of their own! For girls – a hat with a pink ribbon around it will ensure that she will not want to take it off all summer long. For boys – a cowboy hat just like dad’s, will make sure that they avoid any unwanted sunburns this summer.

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A pair of cowboy boots will also allow your kids to run around and have all the fun they want, while still protecting their feet and even ankles. Your daughter will love the embroidered boots we have at Sheplers, while your son can choose boots in his favorite color.

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Items That Will Make Your Summer Road Trip Easier

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Perhaps one of the best ways to feel the wind in your face, the summer road trip is a rite of passage that every family needs to make at some point or another. Feel daunted by the thought of trying to organize everyone, along with planning the perfect trip? Have no fear, Sheplers has made a list to ensure that you avoid as many bumps in the road as possible when it comes to your family summer road trip.

  1. Chargers. Invest in a charger that will allow you to charge multiple devices and avoid an all-out electronic battle every time two people are at 1%. Make sure to invest in a phone case that will protect it from all of the adventures you go on throughout your trip as well; like a life-proof, water-proof case for underwater pictures if you’re feeling really adventurous.Shep Summer Road Trip 3
  2. Entertainment. Especially if you are traveling with kids, you will want to make sure that they are entertained for most of the drive. Play games that require little room to play and also keep everyone engaged; such as license plate bingo. The first person to get a row out of the 50 states wins a milkshake!
  3. Luggage. Efficient luggage is crucial to maximizing the amount of room in you have in your car. Choose luggage that will allow you to organize all of your belongings, along with protecting them at the same time. Especially if you are bringing items like your precious cowboy hat – invest in a hard shell hat can, so that your hat holds its shape throughout the whole trip.Shep Summer Road Trip 2
  4. Playlist. What is a road trip without the perfect playlist? Play the soundtrack from your favorite travel film or create the ultimate driving playlist from your own personal collection, making you want to drive for hours on end so that you don’t miss any of your favorite jams!

And with that, you’re ready to hit the road!

4 Reasons to Get Excited When it Rains

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Summer showers do not mean that you have to choose between wearing cute shoes and gambling on whether or not your shoes will survive trudging through puddles until August. You don’t have to risk getting caught in a sun shower in your favorite Minnetonka sandals. Instead, rock one of these show-stopping (hopefully rain stopping) rain boots from Sheplers! You may even find that you hope it rains on your parade, just so you have an excuse to rock your new favorite rain boots.

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Blazin Roxx Women’s Rocki Sugar Skull Rain Boots

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Roper Neoprene Shaft Rubber Boots

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Blazin Roxx Leanne Chevron Rain Boots

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Bogs Women’s North Hampton Black Floral Waterproof Boots

4 Reasons to Get Excited When it Rains

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Summer showers do not mean that you have to choose between wearing cute shoes and gambling on whether or not your shoes will survive trudging through puddles until August. You don’t have to risk getting caught in a sun shower in your favorite Minnetonka sandals. Instead, rock one of these show-stopping (hopefully rain stopping) rain boots from Sheplers! You may even find that you hope it rains on your parade, just so you have an excuse to rock your new favorite rain boots.

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Blazin Roxx Women’s Rocki Sugar Skull Rain Boots

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Roper Neoprene Shaft Rubber Boots

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Blazin Roxx Leanne Chevron Rain Boots

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Bogs Women’s North Hampton Black Floral Waterproof Boots

How Sheplers Dresses for the Fourth of July

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Feeling patriotic for this upcoming Fourth of July? Make sure that your style matches your American spirit, with these Star Spangled Banner inspired choices.

Fourth of July is meant to be spent in the sun. enjoying the rays of summer. Whatever you wear, you need to make sure that you are ready for any outdoor adventure that may come your way – regardless of whether or not it is a day spent at a BBQ with the family or spent running around the beach.

For all of those Old Glory lovers out there, now is the time to break out your favorite pair of American flag cowboy boots or hat. Sheplers has plenty of options to choose from, that will have you getting in touch with your red, white and blue roots in no time.

Not looking to literally dress like an American flag this holiday? Try throwing on a red, white or blue dress with casual sandals and an accessory reminiscent of the flag, in order to perfect the art of being appropriately festive – yet not being completely obvious.

For guys who are looking to stay low-key, opt for a red, white or blue shirt with a pair of classic jeans and an American flag belt, in order to dress up for your country with a laid-back vibe.

3 Summer Accessories You Need Right Now

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Summer is the season to let your playful side out, especially when it comes to your wardrobe. There is more to summer accessories than just a pair of sunglasses – why not breathe new life into your favorite sundress by adding a pop of turquoise or an interesting pattern with a summer accessory?

So whether or not you will be relaxing with your family at the pool, traveling to a lake house or going on some other adventure by the sea, these three accessories will immediately add a stylish flair to any casual summer outfit.

A great turquoise necklace.

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Turquoise has claimed the title of the color of summer for many years now – and for good reason. The universally flattering color instantly freshens up any white summer dress – just add a turquoise necklace and it is like you have a whole new outfit!

A fun Aztec print tote.

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Summer is the time to feel light and free, and your bag should send the same message as well. Ditch the structured black bag and breathe some life into a plain outfit with a fun printed tote instead.

A large statement bracelet.

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An oversized statement bracelet immediately lightens up any outfit as well as makes it more interesting. Wear one statement bracelet on one arm and stack a bunch of smaller bracelets on the other for an effortlessly chic look.

Sheplers Father’s Day Gift Guide

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With Father’s Day around the corner, don’t wait until last minute to pick out the perfect gift for your dad. Sheplers has come up with a gift guide of items that are definitely on your dad’s wish list – trust us, you will be thanking us later!

Knives Set. What dad wouldn’t love a new set of knives? Especially if your dad falls under the meatatarian category, then this gift is exactly what he has been waiting for.

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Gone Fishing. If your dad loves the outdoors and fishing, then he will love this Columbia shirt designed specifically for fishing – it will protect him from the sun, keep him cool, and let him enjoy fishing for hours on end!

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New Wallet. When was the last time that your dad treated himself to a new wallet? Like most men, the answer is probably not recently – so do him a favor and replace his old wallet with this one from Longhorn.

Shep Father's Day 4Cuff Links. Unique from your normal run-of-the-mill cuff links, these cuff links feature a longhorn on them. What dad would not love that?

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Sheplers Father’s Day Gift Guide

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With Father’s Day around the corner, don’t wait until last minute to pick out the perfect gift for your dad. Sheplers has come up with a gift guide of items that are definitely on your dad’s wish list – trust us, you will be thanking us later!

Knives Set. What dad wouldn’t love a new set of knives? Especially if your dad falls under the meatatarian category, then this gift is exactly what he has been waiting for.

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Gone Fishing. If your dad loves the outdoors and fishing, then he will love this Columbia shirt designed specifically for fishing – it will protect him from the sun, keep him cool, and let him enjoy fishing for hours on end!

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New Wallet. When was the last time that your dad treated himself to a new wallet? Like most men, the answer is probably not recently – so do him a favor and replace his old wallet with this one from Longhorn.

Shep Father's Day 4Cuff Links. Unique from your normal run-of-the-mill cuff links, these cuff links feature a longhorn on them. What dad would not love that?

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Fast Facts about Flag Day

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 What other country can say that they have a flag at the North Pole AND on the moon? And not just one flag – six American flags in total.

This upcoming flag day, get ready to rock all of your Americana items in honor of Old Glory. Whether or not you are spending the day barbecuing or going to a parade, this is the day to rock all of your attire inspired by the Star – Spangled Banner.

Don’t worry, that’s okay if you find your American flag knowledge lacking – Sheplers has got you covered with these fast facts about Flag Day.

Red, White & Blue. What do the colors even stand for anyways? Red symbolizes hardiness and valor; white symbolizes purity and innocence; blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.

What is Flag Day? President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation in 1916 for national recognition of “Old Glory” on June 14.

Home Grown. Over 95% of American flags are made in the United States.

Changes. Over the past years the flag has changed 27 times – the last change was on July 4, 1960 in order to include Hawaii.

How do you fold it? The military folds the flag with 13 folds, which each have symbolic meaning.