We’re officially in the final countdown to NFR – can you hardly wait?! In the fashion blogging world, NFR season started a few months ago when we started looking for the pieces that will really turn heads in Vegas. Since this is my second year headed to Vegas as a fashion blogger, I couldn’t help but think back to my first year right when I started my blog.
First of all, I’m so grateful for every one of you who read my posts, follow my social media accounts and take my opinions to heart. You’re the reason I’m able to work in western fashion in the first place, and I can’t believe how much has changed in one short year.
So in honor of the bright future ahead, I wanted to look back to a few of my favorite outfits/pieces from last year. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration if you’re headed to the finals next week, or if you’re watching it from your couch.
BRIGHT FLORALS & CLASSIC FLAIR.
Obviously this photo wasn’t taken in Vegas, but I did wear this exact outfit out to a Casey Donahew concert at the Mirage last year! The bright, fall floral maxi turned heads paired with a few simple details that took it from fall staple to Vegas chic.
I added this fun pair of Corral snip toe boots – the colors really compliment the dress and add some extra interest without being overpowering. Over the dress, I threw on a knitted fringe vest. It’s just enough of a layer to make the look more dimensional without adding bulk. I kept the accessories understated but classic – a turquoise/silver concho belt and a vintage silver bolo.
This look is simple western fashion at its best. It’s not fussy, difficult or distracting – just enough to make you stand out from the crowd and make people wonder how you come across so effortless!
FUNKY PRINTS & SOFT VELVET
I sported this look to our first day at Cowboy Christmas in 2016. Suitable for a full day of shopping without sacrificing any style or flair. My style has always been focused around getting the most bang for my buck – I don’t like fussing with my clothes or feeling restricted, so I’m always looking to combine comfort with high style.
The base of this look is that funky pair of palazzo pants. I love this print because it can be dressed up to be loud or understated, depending on how you pair them with other pieces. For this look, I toned them down with a black velvet blouse.
I tied the colors together with a fun burgundy floppy hat and distressed copper earrings. I also wore a tooled silver ring. To give myself a little more of a waist with the flowy velvet top, I added a rhinestone belt with one my buckles on it. I love being able to incorporate a little bit of my rodeo self into my fashion when I can!
I kept the look laid back with a messy fishtail braid to finish off the details.
MIXED TEXTURES & HARVEST COLOR.
I wore this look on my last night in Vegas last year, headed to a Lonestar concert after the final round. I love this look because it incorporates so many elements in texture and color. It has some trendy elements but also has timeless elements that keep it current for 2017 too.
I started this look with these rust suede bell bottoms. They’re comfy to wear and give great texture that plays off the other pieces – not to mention, the rust color is a classic western fashion color that never goes out of style.
I paired the bells with this denim button down. I love the medium wash and the texture from the denim. On top, I threw on this white fur vest with aztec embroidery. This piece is so versatile and the fur really adds a layer of luxe and classic western influence. I also love the white and rust contrast, especially since the embroidery ties it all together.
For accessories, I added the same burgundy floppy hat from the last outfit, along with a pair of copper drop earrings and this beautiful statement necklace. The necklace really speaks for itself – the colors bring a bright, fall punch and make you look put together and polished.
I hope you enjoyed my throwback outfits from 2016. Even as I write this, I just can’t believe it’s already been a year and so much has changed and grown. Thank you for reading and keep an eye out for my NFR 2017 looks on Instagram and here as well.
Stay unique sisters!