Are you planning to visit the Calgary Stampede this year, but aren’t sure what to wear? As a born and raised Alberta girl and lover of western-inspired fashion, I’m absolutely thrilled to share my best Stampede style tips with you!
If you don’t live near Calgary, let me fill you in — the Calgary Stampede is a 10 day outdoor festival (a.k.a. The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth), celebrating the culture of the wild, wild west. I personally believe there’s an opportunity to dress really well at the Calgary Stampede, while embracing the roots of traditional western attire in a way that aligns with your personal style!
Growing up on the Alberta prairies, I’ve seen my fair share of western wear over the years and it has undoubtedly shaped my fashion preferences — my audience knows how passionate I am about fully embracing the unique sartorial opportunities the Stampede provides! I’m all about looking the part and dressing your best for any occasion, the Calgary Stampede included. These wild 10 days are packed full of endless parties, fanfare, live entertainment, and world-class culinary experiences — and each year, I curate a few western inspired outfits with a modern, bohemian sensibility to carry me though in style. If you’re looking for some fresh, practical Stampede fashion ideas for both personal and professional settings (with a handful of western style tips for men sprinkled in as well!), I’ve got you covered! Come along to rolling, sunlit fields and gorgeous badlands near my childhood home in rural Alberta as I break down a few of my favourite western-influenced, bohemian looks piece-by-piece, share my to-go styling tips and favourite retailers to help you hone your Stampede style.