It’s rodeo season! In the coming weeks cities throughout the Southwest will be hosting these raucous events showcasing the real world skills of cowboys and cowgirls that would become part of the fabric of the mythos surrounding the American West. While that’s all fine and dandy, the real draw for most folks is delicious fair food, concerts and a chance to cosplay a bit. Melrose is here to help with that last part! In our stores you can find a selection of apparel that will let you blend right in, from cowboy boots to hats, we’ve got you covered from head to toe!
The Real McCoy...
If you are looking for something that registers as more "traditional" this is the look for you! This look leans heavily on denim and earth tones to not upset western wear traditionalists. This look isn’t without fun flourishes however, the Hot Kiss flared jeans ($19.99) are far more playful and fun than your average boot cut jeans. Likewise, the Bozzolo three button wide neck crop top ($7.99) is certainly far sexier than a traditional button up shirt, and the Diamante denim hi/lo shacket ($22.99) offers a fresh twist on a staple style with some distress details that give it a suitably rugged look. The Fortune cowboy boots with their 1.5” heels ($34.99) and cowboy hat ($12.99) keep things grounded though by adhering close to convention. Finally, a tortoise shell buckle macramé belt ($6.99) ties it all together.
If you want to buck tradition and really stand out while still fitting in, we have something to fit that need too. Rhinestones and pleather may not be top of mind when you think of Rodeo wear, but googling what Country music stars wore in the 1960s and 1970s will show you that such fabulous looks are not unprecedented. We start things off pretty tame with a Full Circle fleece drop shoulder sweatshirt ($7.00) but then comes the Chocolate pleather pants ($21.99) and it’s clear that this isn’t a paint by numbers rodeo look… The Illuma shimmer cowboy hat ($12.99) and Forever rhinestone cowboy booties ($34.99) ensure that you literally sparkle from head to toe. Throw in a Love Tree Sherpa lined denim jacket (22.99) if the weather calls for it and then cap it off with the silver tone metal Illuma belt ($6.99) for a complete look. Our only other recommendation is a rhinestone lasso to snare the cowboy or cowgirl of your dreams!