It’s that time of year again when hay bails line the streets, the smell of pancakes drift through the air, and “business casual” is code for denim and plaid. Calgarians are buckling up and getting ready for Stampede 2019!
Aside from the 10-day pancake diet and rodeo action, dressing up is half the fun! It doesn’t take much to add a bit of western flair to your daily look. Willow Park Village has a fantastic selection of western-inspired clothes and accessories. Here are some of our favourite items that will elevate your Stampede style for years to come:
1. Boots built for comfort.
Where to shop: Lammle’s Western Wear
As the largest western wear retailer in Canada, Lammle’s is a must-stop destination for boots, hats, clothing, and accessories. If you are in the market for western boots that can withstand the long days of walking on the midway, the Ariat boots at Lammle’s will not disappoint. Designed with a special rubber insole similar to a running shoe, they will save your feet during those nights of two-stepping!
2. Fringe, fringe, and more fringe.
Where to shop: Armadio by Delia
When it comes to Stampede, fringe is always in. Armadio by Delia has a huge selection of one-of-a-kind vintage western wear and accessories to express your unique style. We love the dramatic tassels combined with suede and leather detailing on these bags. We promise, you will be the envy of every Stampede goer in the city.
3. Bold accessories.
Where to shop: Home, Treasures & More
In the world of western wear, silver, turquoise, and leather are never out of style. Home, Treasures & More has a beautiful collection of UNOde50 jewellery. There are so many timeless pieces to choose from you’re guaranteed to make a statement!
4. Denim with a twist.
Where to shop: Studio Blue
A denim jacket can easily transition from your everyday wardrobe staple to a western classic. Studio Blue has a fantastic selection of denim jackets in a variety of styles and colours. This Liverpool denim jacket is one of our favourites for Stampede—the fit is extremely flattering and comfortable. Plus, the intricate floral detailing will be sure to turn heads on the midway!
Stop by Willow Park Village to find one-of-a-kind items for your Stampede wardrobe. We are located at 1816 Macleod Trail South, Calgary. And don’t worry when you see a bit of construction at the Village. All stores are open and operating business-as-usual while we give them a brand new look!