Well, I've been thinking about this thread for a couple weeks now and I've finally decided to write it all out.. In my barrel racing drill thread someone had brought up the idea of making a "Barrel racing fashion" thread..We all know that us cowgirls have to have that right pair of jeans..You know..Those ass huggin jeans.. The one or two pair that you make sure are washed and ready before getting ready for a show..This thread is to share all of your favorite brands, styles, fun ideas, and over all attire of the barrel racing world.. So ladies, have at it.
A few of my personal favorite brands are Miss Me, Cowgirl Tuff, Cruel Girl, Wrangler, Ariat, and the list goes on..
When it comes to jeans, Miss Me are my absolute favorite..I'm 5'3", long torso, long legs and butt that doesn't fit my body..Thank you weird genetics..I love American Eagle jeans, they fit me better than ANY other jean besides Miss Me.. The jeans by Cowgirl Tuff don't fit me that well, they run bigger and tend to be baggy on we little people..As much as I love their jeans, I just can't wear them.
I like all brands of shirts..Not really picky about those.. My favorite for button down shirts are Twenty X, Cruel Girl, and Wrangler..but you don't have to buy the super expensive shirts..Places like American Eagle, Abercrombie, Old Navy and other "normal" stores carry button down shirts..I buy a good bit of my button downs from American Eagle, the sale rack is my friend!
Shirts at smaller shows..I have a good bit of Cruel Girl t-shirts and I love them..So I usually have on a Cruel Girl shirts or some other brand like American Eagle or something..Just as long as it's cute, it could be from Target or Walmart for all I care..I'm not too good to wear a Walmart shirt if it's **** cute.. I HAVE to have on an undershirt though, oh my gosh.. I will go crazy without a tank top on..and Aeropostale has the BEST undershirts EVER.. I have one in every color.. I've broken more bras than I want to share and that undershirt has saved me from a few embarrassing moments...I have to have long shirts too..I have a long torso so I hate it when a shirt rides up when running..Yuck..
Boots..We all have super different opinions on boots, it's just a personal preference..My favorite brand is Ariat..Hands down..I have a pair of Rocky's right now that I'm in love with though. I've had them two years and they are still going strong..I will seriously cry when they die..
Belts..There are SOO many different brands of belts it's not even funny..I stopped looking for brands..Now, if I like it and want it I don't care what brand it is..As long as it's shiney.. ;)
Hats.. Again, soo many different brands of hats..I usually don't wear a cowgirl hat unless it's a bigger show..I'll wear a ball cap or just go without if it's a small show. I like classic looking hats, if the rest of my out fit is really eye catching I'll go with a basic black or brown hat, you don't want to over kill your look..Cruel Girl, Cowgirl Tuff, and other brands make awesome little ball hats and other styles..
Earrings.. Have to be shiney.. That is all.. Most of my WIDE array of earrings are from places like American Eagle, Montana Silver Smith, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, and just other everyday stores at the mall..
Hair..Down or up, whatever you want to do..You gotta be cute.. because we you look good and are really rocking your ass huggin jeans and a smile, you're going to perform better.. I always perform better when I KNOW I look good and my jeans are doing awesome things behind my back.. I usually have my hair down, it's usually curly because when getting everything else ready, I just don't feel like straightening it..because I have a ton of hair and it takes forever to straighten it and then it's so curly it won't stay straight all day..
Remember..Your absolute best look is your confidence..and a smile..and some bling
Here are links to a few of the brands I love..
American Eagle Outfitters: On-Trend Clothing & Accessories for Girls & Guys
Western Jeans and Apparel :: Cruel Girl
Cowgirl Tuff Co. - Apparel for Today's Cowgirl
Shop Wrangler Jeans & Western Wear Apparel | Wrangler
Official Site of Justin Boots & Justin Original Workboots | Authentic, Hand Crafted Cowboy Boots & Workboots since 1879
Miss Me Offical Store - Shop Now
Just for fun.. my pair the barrel racer's ass huggin' jeans..