I wanted to bring someone close to my heart to you today, my husband Marshall. He’s been a huge supporter on this blogging journey and has always found a way to lend a hand, whether we were driving to Texas to cover fashion at Rodeo Houston or flying to Vegas to spend a week inside the Thomas and Mack. Simply put, without the Rodeo Mr., I wouldn’t be The Rodeo Mrs.
One question continuously comes up whenever we attend events together – how do we manage to coordinate our outfits? There’s such a fine line between matching in a tacky way and being well-coordinated. Marshall has always found a way to compliment whatever outfit I come up with, so with NFR starting this week, I wanted to share a little inspiration for any of you planning your honey’s outfits for Vegas or just the holidays featuring a staple in both of our wardrobes – Kimes Ranch Jeans!
Together, we came up with two different outfits – one styled more classic western, one styled more contemporary. I love mixing patterns and textures while still matching the colors we wear – it always keeps us polished. While we love to get creative with our wardrobes, one thing we always come back to is our Kimes Ranch jeans – we can match in any situation and look polished – it’s like we planned it. (wink)
Since we are so close to NFR time, I wanted to include a classed up look with lots of old school western style. The key to nailing the classic western look is to incorporate timeless pieces that you and you grandpa could wear, 30 years apart and still look polished.
For my look, I started with the Francesca jean. While this style can be worn rolled down with boots, my favorite way to wear it is with a cuffed pant leg and a cute pair of booties. I threw on a basic, black tank top underneath this beautiful aztec coat. The coat length compliments the jean cuffs so well and really pulls everything together without a lot of extra effort. I topped it all off with a vintage fedora to add to the classic vibe of this ensemble.
For Marshall’s look, we started with Kimes jeans in the Chuck style. They’re a great dark wash with a relaxed fit, his favorite style. To coordinate with the red in my look, we added a red patterned button down. It serves as the perfect pop of color under his suede western sport coat. I love the camel color of this coat – it’s a classic piece that really pops off the colors in my coat. To top off his look, he added a vintage bolo and a pair of flashy ostrich boots – not to mention a matching cowboy hat.
The contemporary western style has a more comfy, casual feel while still keeping the style current and trendy. If you’re going for this style, it’s all about balancing the casual and trendy pieces with each other. It’s also helpful to start with a classic piece to really ground everything else – you can start with the perfect pair of jeans!
For my look, I started with the Alex jean. This pair of boot cut jeans is the perfect piece to build a cozy, contemporary outfit on. One of the biggest trends that’s come back around? Denim on denim! I threw on this classic denim button down underneath a fur sweater vest that also has the rich blue color. I wanted to mix up the textures while keeping the colors neutral. I finished the look with some turquoise jewelry and a fun pair of moccasins.
For Marshall’s look, he started with his favorite Kimes style, the Chuck. On the top, he threw on a pinstripe button down with coordinating colors to my denim and sweater vest while not being too matchy-matchy. On top of the button down, we threw on a wool vest. It’s both warm and stylish while not being too dressed up by itself – a great piece that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
I hope you all got some couples outfit inspiration for NFR and the holiday season. All it takes is a little coordination and some great jeans to be the best dressed couple in the room!