Tuesday, March 02, 2010

How To Pull Off the Country Western Look

How To Pull Off The Country Western Look:  
without looking hokey pokey!  Like the girl to the right!!  Please do not try that look at home!!

Ok, now since I've got that warning out of the way, let's continue! :)

I'm not a big fan of country music.  That's just not my thing.  Every now and then I do hear a country song and think to myself, wow, that's really not that bad!  Or that song as a good message in it, but I usually keep those feelings to myself!

I do however like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, but as most of you girls now they not only get played on the country stations but on the more pop type radio stations as well.  Anyway, I got to thinking about Carrie's and Taylor's style.  They usually always look great, and a lot of times they incorporate a piece that is totally "country western" inspired, but they do so in a smart way!

Key Items to consider wearing:

Long sleeved plaid or solid color button down shirt ( can roll up sleeves as well)

Cowboy boots  (see the boots Taylor is wearing above) or just a brown shade of boots 

Dirty washed jeans

Brown belts -can be worn over dresses ( like below on Carrie) or with jeans  

A floral or laid back summery dress  
Like on Taylor.  Doesn't she look beautiful below?!  

Word of advice: Don’t be country from head to toe.  You don’t have to wear a cowboy hat to complete this look, not everyone can pull of a cowboy hat.


Natural, nothing too dramatic, neutral tones

Natural waves ( you can scrunch your hair when it’s wet with some type of curl/wave enhancing product)  Let your hair air dry

Soft loose curls ( use a big curling iron to achieve this look)

Another route:  Major volume: teasing from the crown

Qualities to remember : Naturally beautiful, sweet and endearing

I know when you hear the words: Country Western some of you may run in the opposite direction, I myself would have in the past.  But I think sometimes it's a good idea to look in places we wouldn't normally look to for new ways to spice up our wardrobe.  Take an idea from this post and incorporate it into an outfit one day to try something new.  Most importantly though, make it your own! :)

Have fun!  And I hope you liked the ideas!  

pictures: found through bing search engine 


Harriet said...

I love this! I am a closet country and western fan, but finding the line between Taylor Swift and (lovely though she is!) looking a bit too much like DFolly Parton is a tricky one!


perfect summery look!

(always)alanna said...

love that slip dress on taylor; and carrie underwood is so gorgeous. thanks for sharing girl!

Sherin said...

Great tips. I really like Taylor Swift's style: Its so sweet and adorable.

Leia said...

Really great tips and gorgeous pictures!

Alizia said...

wow!I love this post! very usefull!
Taylor Swift is sooo cute and stylish, altough I prefer her with straight hair ;)

Following u!^^


Elaine said...

How fun!!! This was a great post. And such greati deas too!


Look! it's MY style said...

Very usefull post!I love it!

Following you!I hope you follow me too!=)



Style Bird said...

This is a great post..I like the hair ideas.

Alexis said...

This post gave me some good ideas ;)
Thank you gorgeous <3

P.S. I could totally see you rocking a country-inspired look with your amazing curling-ironed hair, which you pull of excellently!

{ Persis Shah } said...

these are great tips...i would never have considered the country look but you have so rightly pointed out that there's so much more country than cow boy hats and boot cut jeans...i can't wait to try this out.

great blog! its wonderful to meet a fellow fashion enthusiast. thanks for following...i am following now too =)


Margaret said...

cute post :D
love your blog
stop by some time! xx

louise w. petersen said...

love taylors first look, and carrie's hair in the last picture! xoxo


LumpexoHoliczka said...

Hi dear,
My hair are brown:)
and I love your blond, long hair! Please, dont change it!:D beacouse You look stunning!


Anonymous said...

Ahhh!!! I LOVE this post! I think I'll be referring to it often! lol
Haha, and I'm good with Photoshop...I edit out my wrinkles. I'll post one pic today, unedited. lol

MOLLYKT said...

i love a plaid shirt :)

projectvee said...

thanks for stopping by! love your blog :)
i'm a tswift fan <3 she's great.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah Tasha I so adore this post! I'm obsessed with the country western look - especially during the spring/summertime. Absolutely adorable. Fabulous tips, my love!! :)

Mrs. April said...

OMG, I totally agree about the cowboy hat thing. Most people look just... awful! haha. Not not not an easy thing to pull off.

Emma ... said...

lOVE this look! Thanks for posting :)
Love love love :)
Thanks for the sweet comment I really appreciate it!


Sher said...

Great great post! I'm not a big fan of country music either but I do love Taylor and Carrie! And I think you did a wonderful job picking out the country trends:)


Lucie said...

I absolutely *love this*….Ill definitely be following your tips Tasha - you are a gem!

Lucie x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment.
I love Taylor's outfit in the first picture, the boots with the white dress go so well together.

MOMO said...

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Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

OOoooohh that makes me love Texas even more!! I love the country looks and so glad I can pull the cowboy hat well!! Lovely blog. Following! :)

Ansley said...

I love the brown ones! they are too cute :)

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