With Stampede and the multiple musical gigs and merrymakings that go with it, we already spend enough money on concert tickets, cover charge, beverages, and greasy yet delicious food. This is primetime for posting on Instagram and showcasing just how close we got to the stage of our favourite country sensations but how do we have a different outfit for every event/festival/concert/bbq/two-stepping festivity?! Let’s get an affordable outfit that will withstand the stains of the abovementioned and that we can wear more than once, in multiple ways during the Stampede season. Now, to decide what I will wear today at The CORE…
In the spirit of kicking off Stampede and a very exciting performance this afternoon from Charles Esten and Chris Carmack from the hit tv show Nashville, I’m showcasing one outfit styled in three different ways so that you can either a.) copy it directly or b.) get some inspiration for the 10 days of Stampede and the multiple soirées you’ll be attending. With so many different retailers and the Cowboys pop-up stage and booth, getting ready to rodeo has never been so easy!
Disclaimer: please do not fear when you see me at The CORE today. I will be the one screaming of excitement. Make sure to arrive on time! The performance starts at 12:00 pm, Friday, July 6th at The CORE on the 2nd floor at the Cowboys pop-up stage and booth located next to Purdys.
The base of this outfit is not overly complicated. At all. It’s easy to wear and truly speaks to our Canadian roots. The jort-suit. Yes, you read that right. A little denim on denim never killed nobody and for the next 10 days, it should be your quick and easy go-to.
This is a classic Levi’s denim jacket that I tucked into my jorts, ergo, jort-suit. These are two very easy to wear pieces for any concert or festival and extremely easy to pair with other pieces. Which brings us to our next way to style this Canadian tuxedo.
Equestrian chic, yet I’m still going out and the temperatures are above 28. *Sigh. We know this type of event exists.*
Don’t be fooled by the turtleneck blouse, it is quite breathable. And of course in the spirit of Stampede, we needed a little plaid. It being the classiest of my looks, I decided on the buffalo check for the blazer. Now don’t forget, our first outfit included our denim jacket so it has been sturdily tied around my waist because after that concert when you’re walking home and the city is no longer holding in a temperature of 1,000 degrees, it gets chilly…er.
Next up, well, I honestly don’t even know what we would call this. I just thought, hey, for those moments when you can’t decide what to wear, wear it all!
Note, not all stampeding has to be done in cowboy boots either!
And finally, my look inspired by years of attending Cowboys music festivals, we are ready to kick up some dirt.
I popped over to the Cowboys pop-up shop and picked up this amazing concert tank. It is super comfy, perfect for a little two-stepping and will go very well with some of my sequins in the later months.
Paired with another breathable button-up, those jorts again, sturdy boots to hold up my sturdy base and what you probably think is a bandana, is actually a headband. No I didn’t get too lazy to just push it up, I thought it was a good alternative if you don’t have a bandito and once you get sweaty from jamming out at your show, you can move it up to push the hair from sticking to your face. I call that a twofer.
Head-to-toe, I’m ready for a good show. Side-eye not included.
See you today at The CORE where you will #findyourselfdowntown!
style by jr
Special thanks to The CORE and their partner Cowboys pop-up stage and booth for allowing me to showcase my love of fashion and Stampede!