The Houston Rodeo is right around the corner. The year flew by and for Houstonians, that means it’s only a matter of days until some of the hottest music acts hit Reliant Center, along with all of the turkey legs and funnel cakes you can eat. Dressing the part is half of the fun of attending the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. These tips work for women who are looking for a stylish take on the basic cowgirl garb that’s seen at the rodeo.
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Hours: Tue to Fri – 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wheeler Boots lets you add personality to your Western wear, and have created custom boots for everyone from rock stars to country musicians. Wheeler Boots lets its creativity flow free when designing custom boots that are sure to stand out in the crowed. One thing we love about the Houston Rodeo is that anything goes when it comes to boots. Choose a basic neutral or a sizzling pair with yellow and pink. Hop on over the Wheeler Boots website for a taste of the amazing colors, materials and images that can be combined for your custom boots.
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tootsies is just one of the swanky stores in Houston to get in on the Western wear fun. Ladies will find a finely curated selection of bold jewelry perfect for adding drama to a button-up top and jeans. When it comes to jeans, Tootsies is the go-to place for designer jeans for women. Check out the latest bootcut styles from J Brand. Flowing tops are also abundant at Tootsies and are a fun way to dress up a pair of jeans and rugged cowboy boots.
Hours: Tues to Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We love Abejas for the fabulous accessories. If you need one or two things to make your basics at home rodeo-ready, you’ll find them here. For those making a serious investment into something fashion forward and cowboy-appropriate, check out the Golden Goose cowboy boots. These high end boots have a broken-in look. Vintage cuffs are available comprised of leather with large turquoise and silver embellishments. Add a cuff link this to a white V-neck T-shirt, jeans and boots for a look that’s ready to party at the rodeo.
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Pinto Ranch is all about local flavor and is stocked with cufflinks to represent your alma mater. The store carries cowboy hat brands such as Red-Star Riggings, Milano and Shady Brady. Pinto Ranch is an authorized Luchesse boots dealer and one of the few stores that hosts a sale on these handmade boots. For ladies, Old Gringo boots have become extremely popular and Pinto Ranch has plenty of them. For women who wear cowboy boots regularly, Pinto Ranch stocks “bootights” by the brand Leg Up. These are thicker than tights or a trouser sock, but not as constricting as a cotton sock.
Gomez Western Wear
Hours: Daily – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
At Gomez Western Wear you’ll find everything from boots and hats to shirts and belt buckles. If you’re looking to be outfitted from top to bottom for the Houston Rodeo, Gomez Western Wear definitely warrants a visit. Gomez Western Wear stocks artisan-made products for making a style statement when you’re wandering around the rodeo grounds. The store is merchandised well and the staff is eager to help novice Western wear shoppers, as well as legit cowboys.
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