Horseback Riding Gear for Beginners

Whoa, Nelly! Don’t horse around when it comes to getting best riding gear. Sheplers wants you to be prepared when you saddle up for your first ride. Take it from our team, you’ll enjoy the experience a lot better with the appropriate equipment.

Helmets

Protecting your noggin is the most important part of getting prepped. Sheplers sells the best certified helmets to keep you safe whether you are going for a beginner ride or an experienced one. We offer suede and matte polycarbonate helmets as well as high quality plastic helmets for beginners. The Troxel Black Liberty Riding Helmet is a great choice for those taking their first rides.

Troxel Black Liberty Riding Helmet for beginner riders

Boots

The boots you need for your ride depend on whether you are riding western style or English style. Western style riders typically wear cowboy boots (or cowgirl boots) when they ride. English style riders invest in paddock boots for training and field boots for showing. Sheplers has a wide variety of men’s western wear and women’s western wear, including equestrian boots.

Women’s western wear- equestrian paddock boots and field boots

Breeches, Pants and Chaps

If you are riding western style, Wrangler jeans should do the trick for your first ride. If you are riding English style, breeches are the way to go. Breeches fit to your body and are made from cotton and spandex to help with fit and keep you from sliding around the saddle. Sheplers offers a wide variety of breeches for riders of all experience levels. The Ariat Women’s Heritage Knee Patch Side Zip Breeches will work great for women while the Ovation Men’s Euroweave Knee Patch Breeches are a great fit for men taking on riding for the first time.

breeches for womenbreeches for men

 

Chaps are a unisex product that work for beginning men and women. There are full chaps that go all the way from the waste to the ankles and then half chaps that go up to the knee. They give you more grip on the saddle and keep your legs dry from the sweat from the horse. The fit is important to ensure your ride is comfortable. Sheplers has the options you need to ensure you find the chaps that work for you.

Horseback Riding Gear for Beginners

Whoa, Nelly! Don’t horse around when it comes to getting best riding gear. Sheplers wants you to be prepared when you saddle up for your first ride. Take it from our team, you’ll enjoy the experience a lot better with the appropriate equipment.

Helmets

Protecting your noggin is the most important part of getting prepped. Sheplers sells the best certified helmets to keep you safe whether you are going for a beginner ride or an experienced one. We offer suede and matte polycarbonate helmets as well as high quality plastic helmets for beginners. The Troxel Black Liberty Riding Helmet is a great choice for those taking their first rides.

Troxel Black Liberty Riding Helmet for beginner riders

Boots

The boots you need for your ride depend on whether you are riding western style or English style. Western style riders typically wear cowboy boots (or cowgirl boots) when they ride. English style riders invest in paddock boots for training and field boots for showing. Sheplers has a wide variety of men’s western wear and women’s western wear, including equestrian boots.

Women’s western wear- equestrian paddock boots and field boots

Breeches, Pants and Chaps

If you are riding western style, Wrangler jeans should do the trick for your first ride. If you are riding English style, breeches are the way to go. Breeches fit to your body and are made from cotton and spandex to help with fit and keep you from sliding around the saddle. Sheplers offers a wide variety of breeches for riders of all experience levels. The Ariat Women’s Heritage Knee Patch Side Zip Breeches will work great for women while the Ovation Men’s Euroweave Knee Patch Breeches are a great fit for men taking on riding for the first time.

breeches for womenbreeches for men

 

Chaps are a unisex product that work for beginning men and women. There are full chaps that go all the way from the waste to the ankles and then half chaps that go up to the knee. They give you more grip on the saddle and keep your legs dry from the sweat from the horse. The fit is important to ensure your ride is comfortable. Sheplers has the options you need to ensure you find the chaps that work for you.

Cowgirl Hat Style Guide for Women

Summer is quickly approaching, and you need a new cowgirl hat for those upcoming country music festivals. We have you covered! Sheplers offers a wide variety of cowgirl hats of all colors, materials, shapes and sizes. You are sure to find the perfect hat for your style and taste. If you aren’t sure what you are looking for, check out our cowgirl hat style guide for women’s western wear.

Cowgirl hats are easy to recognize because they have wide flat brims and high crowns. Each hat has its own unique hatband for practical or fashion reasons. They were invented by John B. Stetson in 1865. Today they come in a variety of styles, colors and materials to match your cowgirl personality.

Leather Cowgirl Hats

Bullhide Get on Top Grain Leather Cowgirl Hat

The traditional cowgirl hat material was leather. As technology and innovations in fashion have improved, many hats have transitioned to felt or straw, but leather is still in use today. Leather cowgirl hats are a fashion statement for sure, but they are also heavy and have no ventilation, so if you are wearing your leather hat on a hot summers day, you should prepare for your head to sweat!

Felt Cowgirl Hats

Bullhide Jewel of the West Wool Cowgirl Hat

The most common of cowgirl hat materials is felt. It offers a little bit of ventilation for your head unlike its leather counterpart. A felt cowgirl hat protects against harmful UV rays on a bright sunny day. Your head may still get a little sweaty, but at least it won’t be sunburned!

Straw Cowgirl Hats

Shyanne Women's Beaded Straw Cowgirl Hat

Straw cowgirl hats are a breathable alternative to felt and leather cowgirl hats. Straw cowgirl hats are made by weaving loose straw strips together and coating them with lacquer to keep their shape. These hats will allow your head to breathe but they don’t offer much protection against the sun. Be prepared with sunscreen if you are out in the middle of the day.

 

American Denim Guide: Wrangler vs Levi Jeans

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between Wrangler jeans and Levi’s jeans? Wonder no more. Our team at Sheplers is here to help you learn the difference between the two brands once and for all with this American denim guide.

The Backstory

If you haven’t heard of Levi’s, do you even know what jeans are? One of the most famous brands of clothing, Levi’s jeans were created in the late 1800s and featured one back pocket, a watch pocket, sizing cinch and buttons for suspenders. And of course, they had the strengthening rivets that they patented. Created for utility and comfort, the 501 Fit jeans have been around for more than 100 years without much change.

Wrangler jeans were created for cowboys and cowgirls, hence the name cowboy cut. The company changed from overalls to blue jeans with the help of celebrity tailor Rodeo Ben. Once professional cowboys endorsed the jeans, the company took off as the best option for people who ride. The 13MWZ Original Fit jeans have not changed much since their design over time, keeping their classic look and feel.

The Fit

Levi’s 501 original fit

Levi’s jeans are a straight fit with plenty of room, making it practical for anyone. The jeans never change its classic medium rise and sit perfectly on the waste. Other sizes include the 517 Boot Cut Stretch, the 505 Regular Fit, the 527 Low Rise Boot Cut, the 550 Relaxed Fit and many more.

Wranglers 13MWZ original fit

Wrangler jeans were designed for people who love to ride. The jeans are worn high on the hips. The cowboy cut fits over riding boots, the pants are loose and comfortable while also form fitting. Other sizes include the 936 Slim Fit Rigid, Solid Regular Fit Stretch, 947 Regular Fit Stretch, 938 Slim Fit Stretch and much more.

The Look and the Price

While Wrangler jeans are priced around the average of $25 and Levi’s are priced around $50, the jeans are comparable in quality. Both brands have changed colors and patterns over the years, but the classic look and feel has stayed the same over time.

All-American Road Trip Destinations

Summer isn’t too far away and that means it’s time to start planning your next summer vacation. Why not take a road trip across the great USA? Sheplers doesn’t just offer western apparel! From the east coast to the west coast and everything in between, we have put together a comprehensive list of the best All-American road trip destinations.

Route 66

One of the most historic roads in the country, Route 66 stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles, snaking through Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona on the way. The road stretches 2,500 miles from end to end and while it’s been renovated over the years, you can still see signs of the historic road on your journey. Put on your favorite western apparel and embrace the old west. Stay the night in hot spots like St. Louis, Missouri or Flagstaff, Arizona or check out the route’s more unique aspects in New Mexico. Explore the old west and middle America as it was made to be explored- in a car!

Route 1

Getting from Maine to Florida in a car doesn’t require you to take I-95. Route 1 runs from Maine to Florida and stops in hundreds of towns and cities from New England to the South. Many travelers make it a point to drive US 1 from northern Florida to the keys and enjoy the 545-mile trip through coastline views all the way to the Florida Keys.

Pacific Coast Highway – State Route 1

Not to be outdone, California’s State Route 1 offers some of the best road trip views in the country. From sea lions, whale watching, breathtaking cliffs and coastal views, you can enjoy everything that California has to offer. Start in the Northern part of California and drive South to Los Angeles to take in the breathtaking views as they should be seen.

The Best Accessories for Spring 2018

While some of Spring 2018’s fashion accessory trends are a little wacky, there are some that we at Sheplers are ready to embrace with open arms. Spice up your women’s western wear wardrobe with these accessories that are sure to have you catching spring fever.

Patterned Boots

Forget the heels, this spring boots are in! With the variety of patterns available from Sheplers, you can find the perfect patterned boots for your style. All our boots are made with high quality, genuine leather and designed for your comfort in mind.

Patterned cowgirl boots to add to women’s western wear collection

Take the Ferrini Turquoise Country Lace Cowgirl Boots– a breathtaking turquoise color with an embroidered pattern that will brighten up any outfit. Pair them with a white knit dress, dark jeans or an all-black ensemble.

Handbags Featuring Different Shapes and Pattern

Traditional handbags and purses are out and new crazy patterns with unique shapes are in! Whether you are looking for a new tote or a small purse for an evening out, Sheplers has options for you.

women’s fringe handbags with unique shape and pattern are in this season

The Shyanne Women’s Patina Studded Fringe Crossbody Bag is a great example of a unique handbag style and shape to add a little flair to your outfit. From the circular shape to the studded detailing to the fringe, this one of a kind bag adds boho western chic to your look.

Earrings for Days

Earring bling is back in! Take advantage of the trend and purchasing your favorite drop earrings from all different colors and styles. The more bling the better.

spring 2018 trends include chandelier earrings

These Shyanne Women’s Antique Silver Chandelier Earrings add a level of sophistication to any outfit. With an antique silver tone and engraved chandelier design, you can’t go wrong. The earrings transition perfectly from day to evening so you’ll sparkle in style no matter where you go. For a more casual look, check out the Cowgirl Confetti Women’s Brown Duster Earrings.

Hats for Any Occasion

Hats are exploding back on the scene in 2018. From straw hats to fedoras to cowboy hats, there is a hat for every occasion. If you are looking for a traditional straw sunhat, check out the Scala Women’s Natural Organic Raffia with Black Bow Sun Hat.

women’s hats are in for 2018

One of our favorites for spring is the Peter Grimm Women’s Namo Sun Hat. Protect yourself from the sun with this chic take on a straw sun hat. Offered in black and ivory, you’ll be in style whether you are lounging by the pool or out about the town

Finding the Right Work Boots for your Job

Making sure employees are protected during the work day is important. There are many jobs that require work boots to keep employees’ feet protected and safe. Sheplers offers a wide variety of types and styles of men’s work boots to serve any company. We want to help you stay safe on the job.

Steel Toe Boots

Steel Toe Boots are designed to keep your toes safe from accidents on the job. If you handle heavy equipment in factories or mills every day, these shoes are the ones for you. Things can get dropped on your feet a lot when working with heavy machinery and products so make sure you wear the proper footwear.

: A wide variety of men’s work boots from Sheplers

Thanks to Sheplers, your footwear mandate doesn’t have to hamper your style. We offer a wide variety of styles of men’s work boots, from cowboy boots to Lace up boots and driving shoes. Stay safe and comfortable on the job.

Electrical Hazard Work Boots

If you are working with electricity, circuit wires or high voltage machines, you should invest in some electrical hazard work boots. These shoes are made with a sole that reduces your chance of receiving electric shock when exposed to large amounts of electricity.

Sheplers offers hundreds of electrical hazard men’s work boots that include this electrical hazard prevention technology. From steel toe to square toe, lace up to pull on, you can choose the look and feel that works best for you.

Insulated Work Boots

Working in cold weather environments? Consider purchasing insulated work boots to keep your feet warm. Insulated work boots will block the cold from getting through the boots and reaching your feet. Avoid frostbite and allow you to focus on the task at hand.

A wide variety of insulated men’s work boots from Sheplers to keep you warm.

Sheplers offers styles from lace up to pull on to keep you warm in the winter. We offer insulated boots with a steel toe, insulated boots with slip resistant technology and insulated boots with electrical hazard technology so no matter what cold weather job you have, you can be safe and comfortable.

Finding the Right Work Boots for your Job

Making sure employees are protected during the work day is important. There are many jobs that require work boots to keep employees’ feet protected and safe. Sheplers offers a wide variety of types and styles of men’s work boots to serve any company. We want to help you stay safe on the job.

Steel Toe Boots

Steel Toe Boots are designed to keep your toes safe from accidents on the job. If you handle heavy equipment in factories or mills every day, these shoes are the ones for you. Things can get dropped on your feet a lot when working with heavy machinery and products so make sure you wear the proper footwear.

: A wide variety of men’s work boots from Sheplers

Thanks to Sheplers, your footwear mandate doesn’t have to hamper your style. We offer a wide variety of styles of men’s work boots, from cowboy boots to Lace up boots and driving shoes. Stay safe and comfortable on the job.

Electrical Hazard Work Boots

If you are working with electricity, circuit wires or high voltage machines, you should invest in some electrical hazard work boots. These shoes are made with a sole that reduces your chance of receiving electric shock when exposed to large amounts of electricity.

Sheplers offers hundreds of electrical hazard men’s work boots that include this electrical hazard prevention technology. From steel toe to square toe, lace up to pull on, you can choose the look and feel that works best for you.

Insulated Work Boots

Working in cold weather environments? Consider purchasing insulated work boots to keep your feet warm. Insulated work boots will block the cold from getting through the boots and reaching your feet. Avoid frostbite and allow you to focus on the task at hand.

A wide variety of insulated men’s work boots from Sheplers to keep you warm.

Sheplers offers styles from lace up to pull on to keep you warm in the winter. We offer insulated boots with a steel toe, insulated boots with slip resistant technology and insulated boots with electrical hazard technology so no matter what cold weather job you have, you can be safe and comfortable.

Western Dresses for the Start of Spring

It’s time to start pulling those adorable dresses and warm weather clothes out of the closet. As the weather improves, we have the perfect western dresses to add to your spring collection. Whether you pair them with cowboy boots, sandals or heels, these women’s western wear dresses will give you spring fever.

Dresses for Work

Add some comfort and fun to your work routine with a spring dress.

Women’s western wear dresses to add to your spring wardrobe

This Ryan Michael Indigo Vintage Print Dress is a tasteful dress that can be paired with cowboy boots, heels or flats for a casual but classy vibe. Your colleagues will love your touch of western flair.

women’s western wear dress for the office

If you are looking for a pop of bright color, consider the Panhandle Women’s Gold Front Keyhole Knit Swing Dress. It goes great with turquoise jewelry and a classic pair of cowboy boots. To add a level of professionalism, pair it with a blazer and heels.

Dresses for Weekend

Show off your style on the weekend with western women’s wear dresses of all colors and sizes. Whether you are running errands, meeting with friends or on vacation, you’ll be ready for where the weekend takes you.

women’s western wear dress for the weekend

The Miss Me Women’s Striped Lace Up Dress is a perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. With a relaxed fit and stylish lace up neckline, you’ll look casual chic. Pair the dress with boots, booties or sandals.

women’s western wear for the weekend

Embrace the breeze with this Sage the Label Women’s Gemma Dress. The sleeveless dress with a halter neckline features a blue and white all-over print that reminds you of spring time. Dress it down with sandals or boots or dress it up with heels and a jacket for a more formal occasion.

women’s western wear for the evening

Don’t forget about dresses for nights out on the town! The Rock & Roll Cowgirl Women’s Black Floral A-Line Dress is a fun and flirty floral print dress that will keep you cute and comfy on a night out. It’s another option that goes great with boots or heels. Dance the night away in style!

What to Pair your Cowgirl Boots with this Spring

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited! When you are getting ready to refresh your spring wardrobe, don’t forget about those cowgirl boots. They aren’t just made for jeans- your boots can be a statement piece to your spring dresses and sweaters to create the perfect outfit. Here are some of our favorite items to pair boots with this spring.

Dresses

women’s western wear to pair with cowboy boots this spring

This Grey Wishmore Silk Tunic goes great with a pair of cowgirl boots, short or tall! This outfit is great for a casual day at the office or a day around the town.

women’s western wear dress to pair with cowboy boots this spring

One of our favorite dresses is the Blue Aztec Print Dress. This Rock & Roll Cowgirl dress can go with any pair of shoes, but to add a casual country flair, wear it with a pair of brown cowboy boots and you’re on your way!

women’s western wear dress for the office

If you want to change up your office wardrobe, look no further than the Ryan Michael Women’s Blanket Jacquard Dress. This cotton dress is a comfy outfit that can take you from day to night with ease- and it has pockets! Pair it with your favorite cowgirl boots and you are ready to go.

Sweaters

When spring weather gets a little chilly, you can pair your favorite cowgirl boots with sweaters and ponchos.

women’s western wear poncho to pair with boots

One of our favorites is the Hyku Women’s Sand Print Block Fringe Poncho that includes pockets. It adds a level of style to any outfit, whether you are wearing it with jeans or shorts. Add your favorite cowgirl boots and your outfit is street ready!

Handbags

Of course, we couldn’t leave out some of our favorite women’s fringe handbags.

women’s fringe handbags to pair with cowgirl boots

One of our favorite bags is the American West Golden Tan Mojave Canyon Large Zip Top Tote. This bag is perfect for work or running errands and adds a level of fashion to your outfit. Match it with a pair of cowgirl boots for a perfect spring look.