Dust off the cowboy boots and get ready to hit the midway for the Calgary Stampede. Whether you’re into country music or not, there is something for everyone at the Stampede – mini donuts, beer gardens or the Grandstand Show; you know you’re going to have a good time. If you’re going to make your way to the Cowboys tent or Nashville North you’re probably going to have a great time, until you wake up the next day and wonder how you ended up with someone else’s cowboy hat.
But before you possibly down too many Buds, you want to look good for the gram. We’ve put together a Stampede style guide for you with all the essential Stampede pieces so that you can show up in Western wear with ease, class and style. The great thing about having all the essentials in your wardrobe is you can mix and match throughout the ten days – nobody wants to be seen in the same outfit twice.
Any other footwear is unacceptable down at the grounds plus you want to protect your toes when you’re out there line dancing. If you invest in a good pair of dust kickers your feet will thank you. The real leather will mold to your feet, leaving you with a very comfy set of boots. Lammles Western Wear and Alberta Boot Co are our number one stop for the best boots in the city.
Take any outfit up a notch by adding a cute vest to the look. Over a tank or a dress, this vest will compliment your Western outfit.
Calgary nights can get a little chilly and you don’t want to be cold watching the fireworks. Bring along a fringed jacket to throw on when the sun goes down so the party can keep going. Keep in Western to play up your boots. We are loving this fringe leather jacket from Cody and Sioux.
If you’re not into shorts riding up all night long, going for a comfortable, flowy dress is key. We’re loving anything white, flowy and lacey for Stampede as long as you can keep from spilling beer down the front. This dress is perfect for the midway occasion.
You can never go wrong by showing up to the Stampede in plaid and a cowboy hat. Whether you pair it with denim shorts or using it as a top layer for later on in the night, having a good, solid plaid shirt in your wardrobe is essential for living in Calgary.
Rachel is a native Calgarian deeply in love with our beautiful city. Always on the hunt for the best tacos, donuts, and lattes this city has to offer, Rachel is a foodie with an affection for the fit life. Her love of food holds hands with her love for all things fitness; spin, lifting, boxing, hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking – try and keep up.