How to Buy Cowboy Boots Online: Tips from the Experts

Whether you are browsing our expansive selection of men’s work boots or checking out our women’s riding boots, when you find a pair you like you want to make sure that they will fit. At Sheplers Western Wear, we understand that incorrectly guessing your size and then having to exchange boots for a different size is tedious and time consuming. To try and prevent this from happening, our online boot store has compiled a list of a few tips to help you determine your cowboy boot size.

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What’s My Boot Size? Is There A Cowboy Boot Size Chart?

There is no perfect cowboy boot size chart out there, but there are few factors to take in account when you are trying to determine your cowboy boot size. Our full boot fit guide will give you a more detailed idea, but here are a few quick tips.

1. In general, start with your normal shoe size. If you are in between sizes or one foot is bigger than the other, go with the larger size.

2. Do not forget about socks. We recommend wearing socks with your boots so take this into account when picking sizes. Thick winter socks to wear under your work boots could add a half size to your foot.

3. Take the width into account. A person with a narrow foot will take a smaller size than someone with a wide foot. Some boots will specify these differences in the sizes.

4. Consider the brand. Not surprisingly, brands can differ in size. For example, Tony Lama boots can be a bit narrow. The company may even have a cowboy boot size chart for their brand. If you already have a cowboy boot pair that fits well, this does not mean this size will be the best fit for every brand. In contrast, if you are buying the same brand as the pair that fits you well, then buying the same size is a good option.

5. Look at the reviews from people who have bought the pair of boots you are interested in. They may give you insight into whether the shoes are true to size or if they tend to run smaller or larger than normal.

Other Cowboy Boot Fit Guides

Cowboy boot sizes can be trickier to determine than other types of shoes. Keep in mind that cowboy boots may not fit perfectly when you first buy them, but our other boot fit guides may be able to help them feel snug and more comfortable.

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What to Wear for Country Engagement Photos

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Jody of California Women's Floral Button Up Bell Sleeve Dress

Congratulations! You got the rock. Have you been staring at your finger nonstop? The fun is about to start. Before you go wedding crazy, now is the time to share that beautiful ring with the rest of the world with some country engagement photos. At Sheplers Western Wear, we have the western style clothing ideas you need to walk away with the cutest, Instagram-worthy photos of you and your future hubby.

Country Wedding Engagement Photo Ideas

The first thing the bride needs to do is figure out what to wear for engagement photos. This task can be daunting, but our online western store is here to help.

Jody of California Women's Floral Button Up Bell Sleeve Dress for engagement photo shoot
Jody of California Women’s Floral Button Up Bell Sleeve Dress

A popular option is a flowy western dress. White is an obvious choice, but you can also go for fun colors like pink or yellow. Make sure the dress is not too short or tight so that you can sit comfortably and easily change poses. Look through our new selection of women’s western dresses to find the perfect piece for your rustic country engagement photos.

If a dress is not exactly your style (that’s okay too, it’s your engagement photo shoot), a pair of flattering jeans and a cute top works just as well. Avoid shirts with words or logo as they can look tacky. Try instead a solid-colored women’s sleeveless top or a Ryan Michael western wear shirt.

When it comes to country engagement photos, you of course need a pair of pretty women’s cowboy boots. While it may be tempting to get the most glamorous pair you can find, keep it simple. You want the focus of the pictures to be on that diamond and your love story, not your feet. Make sure you follow our guide on how to clean cowboy boots if you are not buying a new pair.

You can add some accessories, but once again, do not go overboard. A pair of stud earrings, a small necklace, or a plain belt can pull an outfit together without taking away from the real focus, the ring.

Engagement Picture Outfits for Him

Do not forget about the groom’s outfit. Unless your man has some serious fashion style (not likely), you may want to step in to help him get western cowboy clothing that you approve of. Remember, the last thing you want is for your outfits to clash or for your future husband to show up in a tacky shirt you cannot stand.

A tasteful men’s western shirt from Stetson and a pair of good jeans is a classic look that never goes out of style. Don’t forget a clean pair of cowboy boots. Make sure your fiancé doesn’t try to wear his favorite pair of work boots that are permanently stained in mud and have soles that are practically falling off. If your man is in need of a new pair, our men’s cowboy boot store offers thousands of styles to choose from.

The most important part of planning your country engagement photos is to have fun! When you look good, you feel good, so take your time finding an outfit you love. Browse our western store online for a wide selection of country-style clothing and accessories to get that perfect look for both you and your new fiancé.

 

Style Inspiration: Keith Urban

Keith Urban – one of country music’s brightest stars. Winner of multiple Grammys and CMA awards, this country music icon has walked numerous red carpets and performed on stages all over the world. Not only does his voice rock the mic, but his fashion style is one to envy. As a western store online, we are helping you get Keith Urban style clothes to mimic this man’s good looks.

Keith Urban Style Clothes: Look Like Keith

For the most formal events, Keith is not afraid to break out a full tux, but chances are your life doesn’t require such formal attire. Instead, at Sheplers Western Wear, we are going to focus on Keith Urban style clothes for more everyday wear.

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Unlike some other country music stars, Keith Urban’s western style clothing is a little bit rock n’ roll. If you look at many of Keith Urban’s outfits, you will notice that black is a prominent color in his closet and graphic t-shirts are a staple. At any one of his concerts, you will probably find him in a dark tee. You can get his look with any number of our men’s t-shirts.

On top of one of his many t-shirts, Keith Urban is often rocking a jacket. Jean jackets or western denim shirts with cut off or rolled up sleeves seem to be a favorite of his. If you want to mimic his style, try the Wrangler Slub Denim Work Shirt unbuttoned and with the sleeves rolled up.

Anyone who likes the country style knows that jeans are a must. If you really want the everyday Keith Urban fashion style, you need a closet filled with good jeans. Our men’s western wear store recommends stocking up on Wranglers or Levi’s. If you want to look like Keith Urban, start with some dark pairs that are not baggy and fit closer to the body.

Finally, to complete your look you will need some cowboy boots for men. Keith Urban can be found wearing various types of footwear from sneakers to a good pair of sturdy work boots. Like the rest of his assemble, his shoes do not tend to be flashy. We recommend the black Frye Tyler Lace-Up boot. These simple and fashionable boots are a go-to piece that you can wear with almost every outfit.

With a few key pieces, you can look like Keith for your next night out with the boys or a date with your girl. Get the Keith Urban clothing and western wear you want at Sheplers.

ACM Red Carpet: Get the Look

On April 7th, country music stars crowded the ACM red carpet at the MCM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Cowboy boots strutted down the walkway. Belt buckles flashed in the spotlight. And sequin dresses stole the show. While the Academy of Country Music Awards weighs in on the best country music of the past year, at Sheplers Western Wear we are looking into the ACM awards fashion and helping you get these celebrity looks.

ACM Awards 2019 Red Carpet Fashion

Reba McEntire in red fringe dress
Photo Credit: AP

Let’s start at the beginning. As host of the awards, Reba McEntire had high standard of ACM fashion to meet and she succeeded. Her stunning red fringe dress was a great mix between simple and elegant. Idyllwind has some great fringe dresses and skirts to match her style. Her sequin cowboy boots were also a nice touch. Add the Roper Fancy Silver Inlay Cowgirl boots and you have your outfit.

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T.J. Osborne and John Osborne of The Brothers Osborne went for western cowboy clothing that was over the top. Rather than a sleek suit like many of the men, these two went for some dramatic pops of color. Their retro suit jackets featured patterns and fun designs that stood out against the crowd. They also weren’t afraid to rock some traditional western wear accessories like a bolo tie, giant belt buckle, and of course, a cowboy hat. Get the look with a Scully men’s vintage western shirt. They have plenty of fun patterns and designs to choose from. Of course, complete with look with any number of accessories.

Numerous women including Maddie Marlow, Hannah Mulholland, Brittany Aldean, and Kacey Musgraves walked the ACM red carpet in pant suits and jumpers. These women proved that you don’t need flashy dresses to look good. Try out this look with a western wear jumpsuit.

Dennis Quaid made an appearance on ACM awards red carpet, but he strayed from the typical formal suit and men’s western wear. Instead, this actor went for western style clothing that was a bit edgier. His all black attire included a graphic t, black jeans, and a sleek leather jacket. You, too, or your boyfriend can look like Quaid with the Milwaukee Leather Men’s Quilted Shoulders Snap Collar Leather Jacket and a pair of dark Wrangler jeans. Of course, don’t forget a pair of cowboy boots for men. Our online western clothing store has plenty to choose from.

Whether you are attending a red carpet-level event or just looking for western style clothing for date night, at Sheplers Western Wear we have everything you need to look like the stars.

 

Sources

  1. Today Show – ACM red carpet 2019: See the best looks at the ACM awards
  2. E News – ACM Awards 2019 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look Arrive

Country Stars’ Fashion

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Country music has always been a unique genre of music. With its own sound, movies, and western style clothes, country music has become its own culture. At Sheplers, we celebrate this culture, particularly its fashion, and want to take a look back at some country star fashion from musicians who know how to pull off western wear.

Most Fashionable Country Music Stars Ever

As a western style clothing store, we know country fashion. So, we’ve compiled a list of who we think are some of the most stylish country artists of all time and how you can look like them.

Dolly Parton

Is there any surprise that Dolly Parton made the list? Her fashion style has always been as unique and fun as her. She has been rocking her signature sequins and fun prints for years.1 Most recently you may have seen her on stage at the Grammys for a tribute in her honor. Want to look like Dolly? Try our Liberty Wear Studded Leather Fringe Jacket found on our western store online.

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is a country music icon and had to make our list of most fashionable country music stars ever for that fact alone. You will more than often find him with a headband or black cowboy hat to top off his signature braids. His fashion is a throw back to simple with a lot of black t-shirts, jeans, and of course, a good pair of cowboy boots. Copy his simple look with a pair of Wrangler jeans, a graphic tee, and any one of our men’s cowboy boots.

Shania Twain

woman wearing cheetah print dress

Though her fashion has changed over the years to keep up with the trends, this woman loves her cheetah print. Get the look with our Cowgirl Justice Women’s Cheetah Print Dress.

Roy Rogers

Known as the “King of the Cowboys,” Roy Rogers was the pinnacle of western cowboy clothing. Although probably most well-known for his acting career, we are adding him to the list. He seemed to always be sporting a fun jacket or shirt and a men’s cowboy hat. Throw it back to Roy Rogers with a men’s vintage western shirt.

Now that you know who we believe are some of the most fashionable country music stars ever, you can look like them too. Visit our western style clothing store to get everything you need to mimic one of these country music fashion icons. From men’s cowboy boots to women’s fringe handbags, you are just clicks away from a new look.

Sources:

  1. Harpers Bazaar- Dolly Parton’s Bedazzled Country Style Over the Years

Style Inspiration—Blake Shelton

You can’t talk about country music nowadays without referencing Mr. Blake Shelton. County music star legend, Blake Shelton, has taken the entertainment industry by storm with numerous hit singles since 2001, and an appearance on the popular TV show The Voice, all while rocking a causal and classy style of western cowboy clothing.

How to Dress Like Blake Shelton

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We may not be able to help you get Blake Shelton’s voice or musical talents, but our western style clothing store can help you get Blake Shelton’s style. At Sheplers, we have the western wear and tips you need to look like Blake Shelton.

Western Wear Shirt

Western wear shirts are a default in Mr. Shelton’s wardrobe. His seems to prefer neutral colors, or a classic plaid western shirt with rolled sleeves. His simple style of shirts makes his wardrobe perfect for everything from the everyday routine of running errands to a walk on the red carpet. If you want to copy Blake Shelton’s style, start by loading up on these basic button-down shirts.

Jacket

Blake Shelton’s jacket is often what differentiates his outfit from formal to casual. On any regular day, you may find him walking around town in a classic men’s leather jacket on top of one of his many western wear shirts. For more formal occasions like award shows, he will top off his western shirt with a plain, and once again, neutral-colored suit jacket. The jacket is probably unbuttoned, and he may or may not sport a tie. If your closet is currently missing these essentials, a nice black suit jacket is a good start.

Jeans

Like many country icons, Black Shelton is almost always in a good pair of sturdy jeans. Even on the red carpet, Blake Shelton is not afraid to throw on a pair of jeans. Together his suit jacket and jeans complete his classy, but not too formal look. Check out our Wrangler jeans to find a style that will look good and last.

Complete the Look

At this point, it should come as no surprise that Blake Shelton keeps his wardrobe to a minimum. He may throw on a baseball cap for a day walking about. He doesn’t tend to go for the flashy accessories like some country music stars, but instead defaults to a classic pair of men’s cowboy boots and little else. At our cowboy boot store, we have an expansive selection so that you are sure to find a pair you will love.

Blake Shelton’s western style clothes are a perfect blend of classic comfort and minimalism. His focus on the essentials creates a timeless look good for various occasions. Check out our western store online to get Blake Shelton’s style for yourself.

What to Wear to A Country Wedding

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Who said western wear isn’t nice enough for a wedding? While some weddings require black ties and long dresses, others may call for cowboy boots and Wrangler jeans – it all depends on the setting. In fact, in 2009, only 2 percent of couples in the United States chose to have their wedding at a barn, farm, or ranch; but by 2017, this number jumped to 15 percent.1 If you got invited to a barn wedding, it may be the time to break out a little western cowboy clothing for a wedding.

Country-Style Wedding Wear

woman wearing long white western wedding dress

If you have no idea what to wear to a country wedding, at Sheplers we are here to help with plenty of options for western wear for a wedding. While you may want to collaborate with the bride and groom or other wedding guests, our western store online has country-style wedding wear for both causal and formal country weddings.

Cowboy Boots

Who needs squeaky dress shoes or uncomfortable heels when you are trying to line dance all night long? While now may not be the best time to pull out your steel toe work boots, Women’s and men’s cowboy boots for weddings are a comfortable alternative. Check out our cowboy boot store for your perfect fit.

Western Suit

A western suit is a great choice for a man who wants western style clothes that are still formal enough for the occasion. A blazer or sports coat is a safe bet. Depending on the wedding, you can wear slacks, or you may be able to get away with a nice pair of dark Wrangler jeans.

Women’s Western Wear for A Wedding

Women have the luxury of choosing from a variety of country-inspired dresses or skirts. All you need to know is how formal you should be. Find a cute headband or some statement jewelry to complete the look. As a guest, just remember to not wear white.

If you are still unsure what to wear to a country wedding, take a look at the many options from our western style clothing store. You are sure to find something you like that’s still suitable for the wedding.

Sources:

  1. The Atlantic- Why is Everybody Getting Married in a Barn?

What to Wear to A Country Wedding

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Who said western wear isn’t nice enough for a wedding? While some weddings require black ties and long dresses, others may call for cowboy boots and Wrangler jeans – it all depends on the setting. In fact, in 2009, only 2 percent of couples in the United States chose to have their wedding at a barn, farm, or ranch; but by 2017, this number jumped to 15 percent.1 If you got invited to a barn wedding, it may be the time to break out a little western cowboy clothing for a wedding.

Country-Style Wedding Wear

woman wearing long white western wedding dress

If you have no idea what to wear to a country wedding, at Sheplers we are here to help with plenty of options for western wear for a wedding. While you may want to collaborate with the bride and groom or other wedding guests, our western store online has country-style wedding wear for both causal and formal country weddings.

Cowboy Boots

Who needs squeaky dress shoes or uncomfortable heels when you are trying to line dance all night long? While now may not be the best time to pull out your steel toe work boots, Women’s and men’s cowboy boots for weddings are a comfortable alternative. Check out our cowboy boot store for your perfect fit.

Western Suit

A western suit is a great choice for a man who wants western style clothes that are still formal enough for the occasion. A blazer or sports coat is a safe bet. Depending on the wedding, you can wear slacks, or you may be able to get away with a nice pair of dark Wrangler jeans.

Women’s Western Wear for A Wedding

Women have the luxury of choosing from a variety of country-inspired dresses or skirts. All you need to know is how formal you should be. Find a cute headband or some statement jewelry to complete the look. As a guest, just remember to not wear white.

If you are still unsure what to wear to a country wedding, take a look at the many options from our western style clothing store. You are sure to find something you like that’s still suitable for the wedding.

Sources:

  1. The Atlantic- Why is Everybody Getting Married in a Barn?

Spring Cleaning Your County-Style Clothing

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Spring Cleaning Your Closet: What Western Wear to Keep & Toss

Spring is here, and with it comes the familiar task of spring cleaning. As the weather warms up, it is time to crack open your window, air out your room, and get to work. While you’re at it, don’t forget spring cleaning your closest. When you first throw open your closet doors, it may seem a bit daunting. Western style clothes, cowboy boots, and western accessories are scattering throughout the small cavern, but as a western store online, we are here to help.

How to Clean Out Your Closet

The most daunting part of the spring cleaning of your closest is deciding what to keep and what to toss. At Sheplers, we have the tips you need to decide what western cowboy clothing should make the cut.

Cowboy Boots & Accessories

Tackle your shoes first, since they’re bulky and can take up a lot of space. It’s normal for cowboy boots to experience wear and tear, but if a good boot polishing kit doesn’t help, it may be time to face the facts and toss them. While it’s nice to have a good pair of steel toe work boots that are broken in, ones that are destroyed are an accident waiting to happen. If you have to (or just want to) buy new cowboy boots, we have thousands of styles to choose from to fit your every need with our cowboy boot store. We also have a guide for you on how to break in cowboy boots, so that they fit comfortably in no time. Western wear accessories should be thrown out if they are worn, broken, or visibly dirty.

 

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The next step to spring cleaning your closet is to go through your western style clothing. While a pair of men’s Wrangler jeans can last a long time, it’s time to toss them when new holes start to form and they become frayed, especially in the crotch area. Also check the sizing. If a pair of jeans doesn’t fit well, they’re not worth wearing. When it comes to western shirts or dresses, if you haven’t worn them in the past year, if they don’t fit well, or if they have holes or stains, they should be headed to the trash (or a donation center, if they’re in good shape). With women’s western wear, you can also factor in how in-style the clothing is. Western wear dresses that are from seasons ago may be worth getting rid of.

 

 

Most importantly, do not be afraid to toss anything out; you can always replace it with something, newer, better looking, and more comfortable. If your closet is looking a little empty from tossing out western wear that was old and worn, do not worry. At Sheplers, we have all of the country-style clothing that you could possibly need. From women’s fringe handbags to men’s leather jackets, we have you covered.

Biggest Country Music Festivals of 2019

With the spring weather just around the corner, it is almost time to break out your best western style clothes. Get ready for a sea of cowboy boots stomping together to the beat and an array of cowboy hats waving in the air. It is time to talk about the biggest country music festivals of 2019 that you will not want to miss.

Country music festivals 2019

CMA Fest 2019

While still a ways away, you won’t want to miss the CMA Fest on June 6 – 9 in Nashville. The lineup is not yet announced, but what better place to host a festival of the top country music stars than the Country Music Capital of the World? And when in Nashville, you need the best western wear. Shop our women’s fringe handbags or men’s belt buckles to make sure you stand out in the crowd.

Stagecoach

Speaking of country music festivals of 2019, how could Stagecoach not make the list? On April 26 – 28, Indio, California will become the host to a slew of the top country music stars. The immense lineup includes Jason Aldean, Michael Ray, Aubrie Sellers, Danielle Bradberry, and Cody Johnson to name a few. This is definitely a country music festival of 2019 you do not want to miss.

Country Jam Colorado

Luke Bryan fans, mark your calendar for this event taking place June 13 – 16 in Grand Junction, Colorado. This music festival will feature Luke Bryan as the headliner, but the talent certainly doesn’t end there. Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and Little Big Town will also be making appearances, so throw on your western cowboy clothing and enjoy a little summer fun.

C2C

If you are looking for the biggest country music festivals of 2019, don’t forget to look internationally. Turn that country music festival into your spring break trip. From March 8 – 10, stars like Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, and Lady Antebellum, among many others, are set to hit the stage in London, Dublin, and Glasgow.

What to Wear to the Biggest Country Music Festivals of 2019?

Before you head out to enjoy these 2019 country music festivals with your friends, you will want to look the part. At Sheplers, we offer a wide variety of western style clothing, accessories, and cowboy boots to match every person’s style. So, stock up and then head out because our cowboy boots are meant for a good time.

 

Sources

Taste of Country – 2019 Country Music Festivals Guide

Country Fan Fest – Upcoming Country Music Festivals for 2018-2019

 

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