DIY Western Inspired Halloween Costumes

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With October in full effect, it’s time to start planning your Halloween costume if you haven’t done so yet. Don’t worry, you are in luck if you are looking for an easy DIY costume with the help from Sheplers. Halloween is the one day you can have all the fun and dress up as anything you please, and with our help you don’t have to break the bank when creating your costume. You can make this a western inspired Halloween by transforming items you already have into the best costume out there!

Cowboy/Cowgirl

The traditional cowboy costume is an easy and fun option for a classic western Halloween look. Why not break out your favorite pair of cowboy boots from Sheplers and wear a simple flannel shirt accompanied with a large belt buckle. Men and women can rock this look and you can make it a family affair by having your kids dress up as a cowboy. Find your best pair of jeans and complete the look with a classic cowboy hat. This costume is an easy DIY outfit that you can be sure to wear the pieces time and time again.

Hipster

You may not realize how easy it is to put together this costume with pieces from Sheplers! Find a flannel and tie it around your waist and pair it with a trendy beanie. To complete this costume be sure to find a pair of oversized black framed glasses. This cute costume is affordable and easy!

Teddy Flood from Westworld

Sheplers has great clothing options for you to dress up as Teddy Flood from the breakout sci-fi thriller Westworld. Travel back to the Old West with a classic men’s frontier long jacket. Pair it with a white button down and black pants. Don’t forget your cowboy hat!

Sheplers hopes you have a safe and fun Halloween this year!

 

Fall Décor Tips for your Home This Season

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Adding cozy autumn touches around your home is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer and welcome fall. With holiday season quickly approaching, there are easy fall décor tips you can follow to transform your home into a western fall haven. Bring out the pumpkins and warm things up by following these western home décor ideas from Sheplers.

Keep it Cozy

With the temperatures starting to cool down, this is the perfect time to swap out your lightweight summer pillows for cozy and thick pillows and blankets around your living room. We suggest you stick to earthy colors such as browns and warm oranges to give off a fall vibe to your room. It’s easy to add western flare to any room with Aztec patterned blankets that work great during this season. This Carstens Saguaro Desert Throw Blanket is the perfect touch to any room and it will be sure to keep you warm and cozy.

Freshen up the Front Door

Placing pumpkins all around your front door area will really set the autumn mood for all visitors coming to your home. You can make a hand-made wreath out of fall leaves, sticks, and twigs that will quickly remind anyone of the seasonal cheer.

You can also use these natural fall elements to create center pieces for your tables that will be the perfect touch to your thanksgiving dinner as well as other holiday celebrations. By bringing the vibrant fall leaves into your home, you can highlight the natural beauty of this season.

We hope these fall décor tips from Sheplers western wear will inspire you to get in the holiday cheer and transform your home. After all, it is the best time of the year!

Comfort or Utility? Western Wear Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to creating the perfect western inspired outfit, there are many do’s and don’ts to consider in terms of comfort and utility. While every cowgirl is looking for stylish apparel options, when it comes down to outdoor western activities, being comfortable and the ability to store accessible items is key. Sheplers western wear shares with you how to dress to impress while keeping comfort and utility in mind.

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Comfort

 

Comfort is the main concern for all adventurous cowgirls out there. There are many stylish options for riding boots and cowgirl boots that you can rock and feel good at the same time. Sheplers suggests that you purchase boots that come with a protective padding inside for added comfort. These Ariat Fatbaby Heritage Dapper Cowgirl Boots come with a leather lining as well as a padded foot bed, and the embroidered decoration give the perfect western flair. Don’t purchase boots that are too snug or ones that are big enough for extra movement. Comfort is important with any pair of boots!

 

Utility

 

When it comes to women’s western wear, utility is a major factor that most cowgirls look for and need. Every rider needs a functional pair of breeches that fit well and come with pockets for easy storage. These Ovation Women’s Teen Celebrity DX Breeches are the perfect pair that come with stretch fabric to avoid impeding movement. You can still be fashion-forward on the stables. We recommend that you don’t ignore utility when it comes to all cowgirl related activities. Do look your best while conquering your next adventure!

 

 

 

 

3 Tips to Ensure Your Work Boots Are Comfortable

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There are many Americans who are required to wear work boots on the job. No matter what industry you work in, the common goal for all work boots is always comfort and safety. For those on their feet all day long, it’s so important to choose a pair that provides you with the ultimate ease and comfort in order to get your work done seamlessly. Shepler’s Western Wear gives you three tips to ensure you choose the right pair of work boots for your job.

A Match Made in Heaven

 

The way your boots fit is a crucial component to the overall comfort. We recommend that you take your time when purchasing your next pair, and there are some key factors to pay attention to before you make your decision.  Work boots that are too short or too narrow on your feet are often uncomfortable. However, boots that are too big will bring too much movement and cause blisters and hot spots to form on your feet -ouch! The width of your index finger should fit in between the heel and the inside of the boot.

Search for Quality and Known Brands

 

High quality boots will be sure to last a long time and will not wear out quickly. Old and run down boots will result in discomfort on the job. Quality work boots will include the proper materials and textile linings that are made for comfort and will last for years. Well-known brands offer dependability with their products, which is why Sheplers offers a wide variety of brand name work boots.

Purchase Insoles

 

Not only do insoles provide extra comfort for your feet, but also they give great arch support that you will realize is needed on the job. Inserting insoles into your work boots will also stretch the lifespan of your boots. It’s so important to take care of your feet at a high-impact job.

 

 

Top 5 Summer Cowboy Vacation Spots in the USA

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If you haven’t made your summer vacation plans yet, it’s not too late! Cowboy vacations with the family include horseback riding, cattle drives, and rodeos that make for everlasting memories and endless summertime fun. Sheplers shares with you the top 5 summer cowboy vacation spots in the USA. It’s time to take out your cowboy jeans for the vacation of a lifetime!

  1. Tucson, Arizona– This wonderful western city offers many outdoor adventure opportunities where visitors can get the authentic cowboy experience in one vacation. Daily trail horseback rides through different ranches are the perfect cowboy activity. You can visit Tanque Verde Ranch which is surrounded by miles of mountains and the desert.
  2. Steamboat Springs, Colorado– The Elk River Guest Ranch in this beautiful Colorado city offers a full range of riding options and other summer adventure activities. If you are looking for the ultimate cowboy dude ranch experience, look no further than Steamboat Springs for a memorable vacation.
  3. Austin, Texas- This city is known for its live country music scene, and it provides numerous parks and lakes perfect for hiking, biking, and boating. Sheplers recommends this vibrant and welcoming city to all cowboys looking for an adventure.
  4. Moab, Utah- You can take part in the ultimate western experience at Moab Utah dude ranches. This city offers remoteness, beautiful mountain scenery, and family cowboy activities that will surpass your summer vacation expectations.
  5. Bandera, Texas- Cowboy vacations are not complete without a stop to Bandera, Texas. The self-proclaimed cowboy capitol of the world is home to guest and legitimate ranches that will make your summer vacation the most authentic western experience for you and your family.

Yoga Exercises for Cowgirls

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From beginners to experts, yoga exercises for cowgirls is the perfect stress reliever and strengthening exercise suitable for all riders. You can learn to physically and mentally enhance your riding abilities with certain yoga exercises that will make you feel balanced and relaxed. Yoga exercises can strengthen the connection with your mind and body and build balance and stamina for riding at the same time. Sheplers women’s western wear shares with you the best yoga exercises for all cowgirls. Learn how to get your namaste on below.

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Balance Exercises

Balance postures are important for cowgirls in that they help you find your center. Strong balance in the horse’s saddle and a solid core will help improve your riding abilities tremendously. If you are riding anywhere but the center, the horse’s movement will be altered. Sheplers recommends you work on the tree pose to effectively develop your balance capabilities.

Hip Opener Exercises

Hip flexor stretches provide riders with more comfort on the horse, and allows you to mount and dismount with more ease. These exercises help to build relaxed and synchronized movement with you and your horse. Bound angle pose and child’s pose are the perfect yoga stretches to open your hips before you go out for a ride.

Shoulder Exercises

Yoga for cowgirls allows riders to become more relaxed so that there is no muscle tension that will hinder the horse’s ability. Shoulder exercises will help alleviate upper back and shoulder stiffness as well as open your chest. The eagle arms pose and the easy seated twist will target the shoulders area and help to release all tension.

For the ultimate cowgirl apparel, check out Sheplers.com

Yoga Exercises for Cowgirls

From beginners to experts, yoga exercises for cowgirls is the perfect stress reliever and strengthening exercise suitable for all riders. You can learn to physically and mentally enhance your riding abilities with certain yoga exercises that will make you feel balanced and relaxed. Yoga exercises can strengthen the connection with your mind and body and build balance and stamina for riding at the same time. Sheplers women’s western wear shares with you the best yoga exercises for all cowgirls. Learn how to get your namaste on below.

Yoga-for-cowgirls

Balance Exercises

Balance postures are important for cowgirls in that they help you find your center. Strong balance in the horse’s saddle and a solid core will help improve your riding abilities tremendously. If you are riding anywhere but the center, the horse’s movement will be altered. Sheplers recommends you work on the tree pose to effectively develop your balance capabilities.

Hip Opener Exercises

Hip flexor stretches provide riders with more comfort on the horse, and allows you to mount and dismount with more ease. These exercises help to build relaxed and synchronized movement with you and your horse. Bound angle pose and child’s pose are the perfect yoga stretches to open your hips before you go out for a ride.

Shoulder Exercises

Yoga for cowgirls allows riders to become more relaxed so that there is no muscle tension that will hinder the horse’s ability. Shoulder exercises will help alleviate upper back and shoulder stiffness as well as open your chest. The eagle arms pose and the easy seated twist will target the shoulders area and help to release all tension.

For the ultimate cowgirl apparel, check out Sheplers.com

Cattle Drives for Beginners: What to Expect

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Cattle drives are as about as real as it gets when it comes to the authentic western lifestyle, and you will automatically feel like a cowboy after this unique experience. If you are new to cattle drives, there are many tips and tricks you can learn before you embark on your cowboy journey. It’s important to pack the appropriate items for this activity such as your favorite horse riding boots. Sheplers Western Wear can share with you what to expect on cattle drives for beginners.

Cattle drives are the perfect opportunity for you to feel like a real cowboy for the day by participating in a working ranch operation. Whether you will be moving small herds of cattle to a close by pasture or driving large groups across town, you can expect your cattle drive to turn into an all-day task. The pace of the cattle drive can vary significantly depending on where you go. You should consider your riding ability before you select your western destination. Some working ranches require a certain level of riding ability before allowing you to participate, so we recommend you check with the ranch beforehand.

Make sure you come prepared and dressed for the weather conditions you will be experiencing that day. If your cattle drive is in the mountains, you will want to pack a rain jacket just in case some showers come into play. Of course, you will need the perfect cowboy hat and horse riding boots to complete your cattle drive look. Authentic cowboys always come prepared with the proper gear ready to herd cattle.

Western Outfits Perfect for Any Summer BBQ

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summer-party-tipsWe are mid-way into the summer season and BBQ parties with your friends and family surround the warm weather festivities. If you are looking for the perfect outfit to make a statement at your next cookout celebration, Sheplers Western Wear has you covered! It’s time to put your warm weather wardrobe to use and we have many western outfit options to add to your collection.

Summer Western Outfit # 1

This trendy denim romper is the perfect component to a summer BBQ outfit that will turn heads immediately. Denim is making a strong comeback right now, and you can pair this cute romper with strappy sandals and some cool shades. To complete this western outfit, add cowgirl boots like these short Corral boots.

Summer Western Outfit # 2

These Miss Me Indigo flag pocket shorts pair well with a stylish white off the shoulder top. Nothing says summer like an American flag pair of jean shorts. Add accessories to your outfit with turquoise jewelry and this fringe cross-body bag. Rock this trendy look at your next BBQ.

Summer Western Outfit # 3 

You want to keep cool in the sun at a summer BBQ bash and this Scala Sun Hat will do the trick. Your hat is only your accessory so pair it with a summer sun dress like this white crochet trim dress. To complete this western look, add a turquoise choker to give your outfit a modern twist.

Sheplers western wear wants to help you look your best during summer and these western outfit options are perfect for any woman!

 

 

What it Means to be a Cowboy: National Day of the Cowboy

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The coveted western holiday, National Day of the Cowboy, is coming up and many celebrations will be centered around honoring the contributions from cowboys and cowgirls to the western heritage. This national holiday was created to protect and preserve the history and lifestyle of the western cowboy. The courageous American spirit of a cowboy is highly praised and Sheplers western wear describes exactly what it means to be a cowboy.

In historical terms, the true meaning of a cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches, traditionally on horseback. A real cowboy knows his way around a farm or ranch and works with horses and cows. You can always find an authentic cowboy sporting a quality cowboy hat. A cowboy’s hat is one of his most prized possessions along with his cowboy boots. Nice manners and true southern charm are typical characteristics of a traditional cowboy.

You will never find a real cowboy bragging about his rodeo successes or how many head of cattle he owns. The humble characteristics of a true western man are manifested in his actions. The country lifestyle is embedded in every cowboy’s DNA and it’s not hard to identify one when you see one.

National Day of the cowboy is time to commemorate the era of the cowboy which began after the Civil War in the heart of Texas. Preserving the western heritage is an important component of this holiday’s festivities. How will you be celebrating National Day of the Cowboy this year?