Delicious Cowboy Dip for Your Country Western Super Bowl Party

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Do you have big plans for the big game this year? If you are throwing a Super Bowl party at your house this year, it is crucial you are well prepared with appetizers and other fun snacks! Whether you are hosting a large party or just hanging out with some friends at home, we have the perfect dip for you to create: Cowboy Dip. Sheplers, your men’s western wear store, is here to show you this very simple recipe for you to get your Super Bowl party started!

You will need:

1 ½ cups sour cream
1 packet ranch dip mix
3-ounce package crumbled bacon pieces
3 tablespoons horseradish
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Fresh veggies for dipping – celery, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, cucumbers

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  2. Make sure you stir to mix all of the ingredients evenly.
  3. Cover with saranwrap.
  4. Place in refrigerator – you can do this for 4 hours, or leave it overnight.
  5. Serve with vegetables and/or potato chips.

If you wish to prepare this dip dish a day ahead of time, you can cut all of your vegetables and place them in a Ziploc bag. Make sure you put a paper towel in this bag to absorb the moisture to keep your veggies fresh.

Your favorite men’s western wear store is sure to be serving up this dip at our Super Bowl party this year!

How to Wear Ankle Cowboy Boots

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You got yourself a new pair of ankle cowboy boots from a women’s western wear store, but what are you supposed to wear them with? There are plenty of different ways to wear this kind of cowboy boot. Sheplers compiled a quick style guide for you to follow in regards to wearing your ankle cowboy boots for a day or night out on the town.

With Skinny Jeans

  • For a long, lean-looking leg, tuck your pants into the cowboy boots.
  • If you want a bit of your ankle to show, you should double-roll your skinny jeans up.
  • Cuff your jeans one time, use a longer cuff to make the look of your leg shorten.
  • You can also wear your jeans normally, allowing them to fall and bunch up, or rest on the top of your boot

With Straight Leg Jeans

  • Allow the hem of the jean to extend over the shaft of the boot so they do not make your legs short.

With Bootcut Jeans

  • Keep in mind the length of the jeans. The hem should come within an inch of the ground, without touching the ground.

With Skirts and Dresses

  • To create a slimming look, go monochromatic. Wearing black tights with black ankle cowboy boots help keep a slim line.
  • With dresses, wear boots closer to your skin color to keep the look of length in your legs.
  • Add some socks for extra flare

Your one stop shop for women’s western wear, Sheplers, has plenty of ankle cowboy boots and other shapes and styles of cowboy boots for you to choose from in our catalog. Check it out today!

How to Wear Ankle Cowboy Boots

ankle-boots-how-to

You got yourself a new pair of ankle cowboy boots from a women’s western wear store, but what are you supposed to wear them with? There are plenty of different ways to wear this kind of cowboy boot. Sheplers compiled a quick style guide for you to follow in regards to wearing your ankle cowboy boots for a day or night out on the town.

With Skinny Jeans

  • For a long, lean-looking leg, tuck your pants into the cowboy boots.
  • If you want a bit of your ankle to show, you should double-roll your skinny jeans up.
  • Cuff your jeans one time, use a longer cuff to make the look of your leg shorten.
  • You can also wear your jeans normally, allowing them to fall and bunch up, or rest on the top of your boot

With Straight Leg Jeans

  • Allow the hem of the jean to extend over the shaft of the boot so they do not make your legs short.

With Bootcut Jeans

  • Keep in mind the length of the jeans. The hem should come within an inch of the ground, without touching the ground.

With Skirts and Dresses

  • To create a slimming look, go monochromatic. Wearing black tights with black ankle cowboy boots help keep a slim line.
  • With dresses, wear boots closer to your skin color to keep the look of length in your legs.
  • Add some socks for extra flare

Your one stop shop for women’s western wear, Sheplers, has plenty of ankle cowboy boots and other shapes and styles of cowboy boots for you to choose from in our catalog. Check it out today!

Get Stylish with Spray Painted Cowboy Boots

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When you have a ton of different pairs of cowboy boots, it is fun to mix things up! Have you ever thought about spray painted cowboy boots? Here at Sheplers, a store for women’s western wear, we show you how you can spray paint your cowboy boots to turn an old pair into a completely different, new look.

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You will need:

A pair of old cowboy boots
Newspaper
Spray paint – you can use any color, but spray painted cowboy boots look great in turquoise, pink, or gray. Use a high-quality spray paint for the best results.

Steps:

  1. Stuff some newspaper inside, so you do not accidentally get the inside when you spray paint your cowboy boots.
  2. Set up newspaper in a square area on the floor for easy clean-up. Make sure you put extra weight on the newspaper so it does not come up from wind or an accidental step-and-slide.
  3. Wipe down the cowboy boots to make them as clean as possible.
  4. Hold the can of spray paint about 5 or 6 inches away, at all times of painting, to create the smoothest look. If you get any closer to the boot you may create splotches.
  5. You may or may not have to spray paint your cowboy boots with more than one coat.
  6. Allow them to dry overnight.
  7. Slip into your new cowboy boots!

Sheplers, your one stop shop for all things in women’s western wear, has plenty of other DIY ideas and additional information on men and women’s western wear. Read more on our blog!

Get Stylish with Spray Painted Cowboy Boots

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When you have a ton of different pairs of cowboy boots, it is fun to mix things up! Have you ever thought about spray painted cowboy boots? Here at Sheplers, a store for women’s western wear, we show you how you can spray paint your cowboy boots to turn an old pair into a completely different, new look.

spray-painted-cowboy-boots

You will need:

A pair of old cowboy boots
Newspaper
Spray paint – you can use any color, but spray painted cowboy boots look great in turquoise, pink, or gray. Use a high-quality spray paint for the best results.

Steps:

  1. Stuff some newspaper inside, so you do not accidentally get the inside when you spray paint your cowboy boots.
  2. Set up newspaper in a square area on the floor for easy clean-up. Make sure you put extra weight on the newspaper so it does not come up from wind or an accidental step-and-slide.
  3. Wipe down the cowboy boots to make them as clean as possible.
  4. Hold the can of spray paint about 5 or 6 inches away, at all times of painting, to create the smoothest look. If you get any closer to the boot you may create splotches.
  5. You may or may not have to spray paint your cowboy boots with more than one coat.
  6. Allow them to dry overnight.
  7. Slip into your new cowboy boots!

Sheplers, your one stop shop for all things in women’s western wear, has plenty of other DIY ideas and additional information on men and women’s western wear. Read more on our blog!

How to Make a Cowboy Boot Purse

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If you love your women’s western wear and want to repurpose your favorite cowboy boots, you are in the right place! Sheplers is here to tell you how to recycle your old cowboys to create a cowboy boot purse in just a few steps!

You will need:

Old, worn, women’s western wear cowboy boots
Measuring tape
Upholstery needles
Leather punch
Waxed polyester thread
Trimmers
Fringe
Beads are optional

Steps:

  1. Measure a 12-inch mark from the top of your cowboy boots to begin making your cowboy boot purse. Use the trimmers to cut off the tops at that mark.
  2. Turn your boot top inside out.
  3. Punch holes into the boot leather for sewing. Punch the holes through both sides of the bottom of the boot top, right near the line where you cut. Space the holes about ½ an inch apart. You can also punch holes in the bottom or the trim so the holes match up.
  4. Thread the needle with at least 2 feet of waxed thread, using an overhand stitch. Keep the thread smooth, and avoid pulling the thread too tight.
  5. Here you can sew the fringe on your cowboy boot purse, if you wish. Hold the trim in place while sewing. At the end, tie two threads together to secure a knot.
  6. Turn your boot top right side out, and punch 2 holes where the boot slopes, in the center. You can stitch a button and loop here if you like.

Sheplers, your women’s western wear store, wishes you all the best in creating your new cowboy boot purse!

How to Make a Cowboy Boot Purse

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make-a-cowboy-purse

If you love your women’s western wear and want to repurpose your favorite cowboy boots, you are in the right place! Sheplers is here to tell you how to recycle your old cowboys to create a cowboy boot purse in just a few steps!

You will need:

Old, worn, women’s western wear cowboy boots
Measuring tape
Upholstery needles
Leather punch
Waxed polyester thread
Trimmers
Fringe
Beads are optional

Steps:

  1. Measure a 12-inch mark from the top of your cowboy boots to begin making your cowboy boot purse. Use the trimmers to cut off the tops at that mark.
  2. Turn your boot top inside out.
  3. Punch holes into the boot leather for sewing. Punch the holes through both sides of the bottom of the boot top, right near the line where you cut. Space the holes about ½ an inch apart. You can also punch holes in the bottom or the trim so the holes match up.
  4. Thread the needle with at least 2 feet of waxed thread, using an overhand stitch. Keep the thread smooth, and avoid pulling the thread too tight.
  5. Here you can sew the fringe on your cowboy boot purse, if you wish. Hold the trim in place while sewing. At the end, tie two threads together to secure a knot.
  6. Turn your boot top right side out, and punch 2 holes where the boot slopes, in the center. You can stitch a button and loop here if you like.

Sheplers, your women’s western wear store, wishes you all the best in creating your new cowboy boot purse!

Cowboy Hat Style Guide

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Like a solid pair of cowboy boots or a good pair of blue jeans, cowboy hats are a staple in every country boy’s closet, but choosing a hat can be more complicated than it seems. They come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors that they are great for every occasion, but with so many cowboy hat styles, it can be difficult to understand the difference.

Different Types of Cowboy Hats

With our selection of men’s cowboy hats, you can find something for almost every occasion, but before you begin filling your online shopping cart, it is important to be able to identify the variations of cowboy hat styles as well as understand cowboy hat anatomy so you know exactly what you are getting.

The Dakota

Dakota style cowboy hat
Twister Dakota Crushable Felt Hat

A Dakota-style cowboy hat has a wide, rectangular crease on the top of the crown. This type of cowboy hat is mostly worn by bull riders in the rodeo.

The Cattleman

Cattleman Style Hate
Master Hatters Captain Low Cattleman 4″ Pro Rodeo 20X Cowboy Hat

The cattleman cowboy hat is one of the most popular cowboy hat styles. It has a tall, narrow crown and three parallel creases, with a slightly curved brim.

The Cutter

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Justin 20X Cutter Black Straw Cowboy Hat

The cutter is very similar to a cattleman cowboy hat, but it is a bit shorter. Also, the bumps on the side of the head allow for more head space.

The Ridgetop

Ridgetop Style Hat
Larry Mahan 5X Ridgetop Fur Felt Cowboy Hat

This cowboy hat style is similar in look to the cattleman and the cutter, but it is taller. The creases are more severe, and the ridges are more pronounced. There is also a curved brim. Together, these components make for a more dramatic cowboy hat look.

The Mountie

Mountie style hat The Mountie, also known as the Montana, has four creases starting at the center that make their way outward. This cowboy hat style can have a flat or a curved brim.

The Pinch Front

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Stetson 4X Drifter Buffalo Felt Pinch Front Cowboy Hat

Not surprisingly, the pinch front cowboy hat has a pinched front on the crown. This piece of men’s western wear accentuates a narrow jaw line and can make your face look thinner. Historically, this type of hat was favored by women, but many men now wear this style as well.

The Diamond

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Stetson Diamond Jim 8X Shantung Straw Cowboy Hat

Similar to the pinch front, the diamond style has a pinch in the front, but it is also pinched in the back. This shape creates a diamond shape when looking at the hat from the top, hence the name.

The Telescope

Gambler hat
Stetson Black Hawk Crushable Wool Felt Gambler Hat

The telescope or the Gambler originates from Mexican cowboys. Its low crown that is either pointed or round helps prevent hot air from accumulating on top of the head. The wide brim also protects the face from the sun.

Picking a cowboy hat is a little more involved than you may have thought, but it is only the beginning. At Sheplers Western Wear, you can shop our online western wear store to get the full country look.

 

 

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Cowboy Hat Style Guide

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Like a solid pair of cowboy boots or a good pair of blue jeans, cowboy hats are a staple in every country boy’s closet, but choosing a hat can be more complicated than it seems. They come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors that they are great for every occasion, but with so many cowboy hat styles, it can be difficult to understand the difference.

Different Types of Cowboy Hats

With our selection of men’s cowboy hats, you can find something for almost every occasion, but before you begin filling your online shopping cart, it is important to be able to identify the variations of cowboy hat styles as well as understand cowboy hat anatomy so you know exactly what you are getting.

The Dakota

Dakota style cowboy hat
Twister Dakota Crushable Felt Hat

A Dakota-style cowboy hat has a wide, rectangular crease on the top of the crown. This type of cowboy hat is mostly worn by bull riders in the rodeo.

The Cattleman

Cattleman Style Hate
Master Hatters Captain Low Cattleman 4″ Pro Rodeo 20X Cowboy Hat

The cattleman cowboy hat is one of the most popular cowboy hat styles. It has a tall, narrow crown and three parallel creases, with a slightly curved brim.

The Cutter

cutter cowboy hat style
Justin 20X Cutter Black Straw Cowboy Hat

The cutter is very similar to a cattleman cowboy hat, but it is a bit shorter. Also, the bumps on the side of the head allow for more head space.

The Ridgetop

Ridgetop Style Hat
Larry Mahan 5X Ridgetop Fur Felt Cowboy Hat

This cowboy hat style is similar in look to the cattleman and the cutter, but it is taller. The creases are more severe, and the ridges are more pronounced. There is also a curved brim. Together, these components make for a more dramatic cowboy hat look.

The Mountie

Mountie style hat The Mountie, also known as the Montana, has four creases starting at the center that make their way outward. This cowboy hat style can have a flat or a curved brim.

The Pinch Front

pinch front style hat
Stetson 4X Drifter Buffalo Felt Pinch Front Cowboy Hat

Not surprisingly, the pinch front cowboy hat has a pinched front on the crown. This piece of men’s western wear accentuates a narrow jaw line and can make your face look thinner. Historically, this type of hat was favored by women, but many men now wear this style as well.

The Diamond

diamond style hat
Stetson Diamond Jim 8X Shantung Straw Cowboy Hat

Similar to the pinch front, the diamond style has a pinch in the front, but it is also pinched in the back. This shape creates a diamond shape when looking at the hat from the top, hence the name.

The Telescope

Gambler hat
Stetson Black Hawk Crushable Wool Felt Gambler Hat

The telescope or the Gambler originates from Mexican cowboys. Its low crown that is either pointed or round helps prevent hot air from accumulating on top of the head. The wide brim also protects the face from the sun.

Picking a cowboy hat is a little more involved than you may have thought, but it is only the beginning. At Sheplers Western Wear, you can shop our online western wear store to get the full country look.

 

 

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3 Things That May Be Ruining Your Cowboy Boots

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Cowboy boots are the perfect addition to your wardrobe, with the ability to be worn casually or formally. They should be able to last a lifetime, so it is important to be familiar with the outside factors that can be taking a toll on your favorite shoes. Sheplers, your one stop shop for women’s western wear, is here to share with you some of the things that may be ruining your boots.

Allowing dust and dirt to settle on them is definitely one of the reasons why your cowboy boots may be aging faster than they should be. Although your cowboy boots should be tough enough to handle dirt and dust, tiny granules can be ruining your boots over time. They can cause the leather to split, dry, and crack more.

Drying them instead of allowing them to air dry will cause damage to your boots. The leather will begin to dry, crack, and wither. Sheplers women’s western wear suggests allowing your boots to dry in a well-ventilated area, all on their own.

Humidity is another aspect that can be ruining your boots. Storing your boots in hot, sticky weather can allow mold and mildew to grow. Avoid storing your boots where moisture can get to them easily.

To keep your cowboy boots intact, it is a good idea to use conditioner. Just as your hands get dry and can crack, so can your cowboy boots. Whenever boots begin to lose their shine, use a good leather conditioner for some extra love and care.

Sheplers, your premier shop for women’s western wear, suggests doing all that you can to keep your cowboy boots in tip top shape so you can wear them for ages. If you are searching for a new pair of boots, you can find hundreds of different styles in our women’s cowboy boots section.