How to Assemble a Western Outfit

Assembling the ideal Western ensemble is fun and simple when you use these great Western attire ideas from the Western wear experts at Langston's. Learn how to dress like a cowgirl or cowgirl with our handy Western outfit guide for the urban cowgirl, contemporary cowgirl, hipster cowboy, authentic Western purist and more. No matter your personal style or the occasion at hand, Langston's can help you find the perfect Western style.

For the City Slicker

If you intend to take your Western look from saddle to street, consider taking a traditional Western outfit - leather cowboy boots, a trusty button-up and a felt cowboy hat - and giving it the all-black treatment. Nothing says chic and cosmopolitan like all black, and you can find pretty much all cowboy gear in the versatile shade. The best part about shopping like an urban cowgirl or cowboy is you don't necessarily need the same ultra rugged boot build of real-life ranchers, which saves you a bit of money; but never skimp on pull straps or ornamentation - they're essential.

For the Hipster Cowboy

Just because you're edgy and eclectic doesn't mean you're exempt from rocking cowboy gear. Hipsters across the globe are taking the high-end country-Western look and revamping it for their artsy enclaves with long-sleeved denim shirts by Lucky or Wrangler and slim-fitting Levi 511s. Artsy types love to adorn their ensembles with Aztec prints that harken back to the days of the Old West, so it never hurts to sprinkle in a bit of geometrics with your jeans and Western hats. Stetson and Peter Grimm have unveiled fashionable cowboy hats that are ideal for hipsters, like the Peter Grimm Women's Zima.

For the Western-Dressing Purist

Stocking your closet with authentic Western clothes for girls and guys is, surprisingly, fairly simple if you know what to look for. Select brands such as Rockmount that were born in the West and worn by real-life cowboys and you're sure to achieve that faithful Western look. Once you have a pair of blue jeans and cowboy boots, choose Western shirts with panels (also known as yokes), snap pockets, contrast piping and - most importantly, we think - elaborate embroidery.

For the Contemporary Cowgirl

Take your country disposition from country cowgirl to couture cowgirl with a chic country-Western dress, Western-inspired graphic T-shirts, fringed boho bags and slim-fit ladies' button-up shirts. Contemporary cowgirl fashion is all about giving the runway's ready-to-wear looks the westward treatment with studs, rhinestones, fringing, Aztec prints and whatever's hot in the fashion world.

For the Working Ranchman

Hard-working cowboys and cowgirls can achieve a functional yet fashionable Western look with country work wear by brands like Dickies and Wrangler. Men's Dickies are designed to be put to the test, with heavy-duty fabric and rivets at stress points, to ensure that they last on and off the job site. Stylish men's work boots by Ariat and Justin are designed for style and sensibility with rugged builds that protect feet and add stability and traction.