The wait is over; My Melrose has brand new apparel styles, the first of the year. To begin our first apparel blog of the year, we share eight western-inspired looks appropriate for two-stepping at a country club or visiting the local rodeo. The outfits feature plaid flannel tops, a spaghetti strap halter, a mock neck, a graphic tee, denim jeans, booties, and western boots. Some looks are inspired by traditional western fashion, while others are more modernized and chic. Take a gander below at our western-inspired selections.
A Staple Rodeo Babe
Flannel has a long history in fashion since the 17th century in Whales. The fabric, flannel, was a staple for blue-collar, working-class people. However, flannel did not make its way to the states until Hamilton Carhartt founded his company, Carhartt, in 1889. However, plaid flannel shirts were not popularized in ladies' fashion until around the 1940s when Marilyn Monroe started wearing them. However, the plaid flannel shirt continued to grow in versatility and use. In 1979, the plaid flannel shirt was knotted up and sexualized in The Dukes of Hazzard when Catherine Bach's character Daisy Duke wore the top with a pair of frayed cut-off shorts. Bach created Daisy Country clothing brand based on her TV character and country/western themes. The 80s brought Heathers, a preppy take on the plaid flannel shirt; even the late royal Princess Diana sported a look of her own. The 90s brought the fashion revolution of grunge with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana at its helm. In the 2000s-2010s and modern 2020s, the plaid pattern remains versatile in hipster fashion, the reemerging grunge fashion trend from the 90s, and general stylish streetwear.
The My Melrose staple country/western look features our "No Comment" Long Sleeve Plaid Flannel Shirt, "YMI" 34" Medium Wash Flare Jeans, and the "Forever" 3" Stack Buckle Strappy Booties. Our look is perfect for either indoor country dancing or enjoying the outdoor rodeo event in your town.
Lace Western Chic
Western wear doesn't have to lean on the staple plaid flannel to fit into the fashion category. Instead, chic up the classic country look and make it a little sexy with our khaki "New Mix" 12" Bralette layered under the medium wash "Wax" Long Sleeve Knit Denim Jacket. Ditch the idea of matching denim colors by choosing our "Wax" White 9 1/2" High Rise 3-Button Push-Up Super Skinny White Denim Jeans and the white "Top Guy" 3" Stack Pleather Booties. This look is somewhat derived from the outfit Elizabeth Taylor wore in 1956 on the set of Giant.
This outfit is perfect for the city girl that's a country music enthusiast, though not strictly traditional in her approach to western wear. Denim is her key theme to connect to the country, and she adds her lacey spin to be unique and beautiful in a crowd of typical country girls. But don't be fooled by her feminine outfit; she's wild.
The Country Dance Hall Two-Step Queen
The country dance hall and a little whiskey are calling your name tonight. You're from the suburbs, a little conservative in your fashion with a feminine touch. Pull out your yellow "Mine" Short Sleeve Crochet Front Fashion Top and tuck it into the "Sweet Look" Dark 10" Distressed Flare Jeans then slide on your black "Soda" 7" Cowboy Boots underneath to complete the look.
Some cowboys love themselves elevated women, so classy yet fun and sweet. You'll be a real catch to rope in at any exciting country club. Dance the night away with a handsome, rugged man in your western boots and be the hall envy of all the other ladies.
From Chill to Thrill, Western Style
Looks can be deceiving depending on what you're wearing and how you can mix it up. So choose our "Papermoon" Long Sleeve Plaid Flannel and pair it with the "GV" 32" Light 11" Flare Jeans and the black "Soda" 7" Cowboy Boots.
This outfit can be cute and somewhat staple in its approach when worn untucked. The version mentioned channels the local dive bar southern sweetheart, who's popular among the locals, and she knows a good beer when she sees one. She's chill, relaxed, and possibly a football fan.
Knot off the bottom of this plaid flannel shirt to transform the western staple-inspired look to the hot country babe that turns heads and snags a dance with some handsome cowboys. This gal might have a few shots, get wild, and ride the mechanical bull to liven up the atmosphere.
Cute Country Classic
Beaming, confident, and aware of your new cute appeal, you are heading out to the rodeo to enjoy the day and maybe grab some attention. So enter the event wearing our plaid "No Comment" Short Sleeve Ruched Front Buttondown Top, light wash "Wax" 32" Light 11" Distressed Flare Jeans, and the tan "Forever" 2" Stack Western Cowboy Boots. Whether you're enjoying the stock show, live music, or food, you're the cutest, fashionable gal at the event.
If you take this look to your local dance hall, you'll be the most powerful woman without too much effort. So wrangle yourself a strapping cowboy and have a fun time.
Modern Country Fashionista
Who says girly fashion can't have a little rough and rugged inspiration from the wild west? Combine these ideas with the My Melrose look featuring the dusty pink "Davida" Short Sleeve 'Beautiful' Side Tie Graphic Tee with the "VIP" Medium Wash 10" Denim Skinny Jeans and the "Forever" 2" Stack Western Cowboy Boots. Take this look on a family outing to your local rodeo. It's appropriate, cute and girly all in one.
Black and White Feminine Western Fashion Twist
Country/western fashion typically isn't black and white, but today it is. So be the odd one out in the most flattering way, wearing the black "Mine" Koshiba Scallop Tank over the "Wax" White 10" Distressed Patch Denim Skinny Jeans tucked into the black "Fortune" Cowboy Boots. The scallop tank is a cute feminine touch to a mainly western-inspired look. However, the distressed jeans and western boots make the style a little bit rough with a mix of a tomboy-ish style. View this as a look for the typical everyday tomboy-dressed woman going on a date to the country dance hall.
Country Pop Star
When a solid female presence meets country music, you get a country-pop star like Taylor Swift, Shaina Twain, Carrie Underwood, or the legendary Dolly Parton. So dream big and be a country pop star yourself wearing our cappuccino-colored "FCT" No Sleeve Seamless Mock Crop Top, "Wax" 28" Medium Wash Blowout Destruction High Rise Denim Skinny Jeans, and champagne "Forever" Rhinestone Short Western Cowboy Boots. With your fantastic figure and taste in fashion, you'll impress anywhere you go.
If you're not into country-pop stardom, wear this My Melrose creation to a live concert from your favorite country or country-pop artists. While you won't have a staple or traditional look, you'll fit right in and shine fabulously in your western rhinestone boots.