Hey, y’all! Welcome to Dallas. If you’re not from the South, then you have some catching up to do in the wardrobe department. As a girl who was born and raised in Texas, here are some of my southern staples that should be in your closet.
The easiest addition to your southern wardrobe is the cowboy hat. It is a great accessory that can be thrown on to spice up any outfit or just to cover up a bad hair day. When picking out the right hat for you, consider material, shape, and price. My favorite is the Charlie 1 Horse Highway because you can decorate it any way you want. If you want to keep it light, opt for the Stetson 10x Open Road Straw Cowboy Hat. It’s also trendy to deck out your hat with personal touches; Frisco Flea Style’s Hat Bar helps you add that flair.
I think shoes make an outfit, and what better way to make your outfit than with a pair of cowboy boots. Style them with dresses, shorts, or jeans and you’ll be saying “y’all” in no time. You could go classic with some Lucchese or check out City Boots for some fun designs and colors. Personally, I have been dreaming of these powder blue kicks.
Complete any southern look with some jewelry. If you opt for silver, James Avery is your new go-to. Founded in Fredericksburg, Texas, these James Avery charm bracelets have been clanging on Texas girls’ wrists for years. If you like gold like me, you’ll love Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott founded her jewelry brand in Austin, Texas. Since them, Texas gals haven’t been able to get enough. Plus, the easy customization and fun shapes make it adaptable to anyone’s style.
Finally, as queen Dolly Parton once said “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” Southern women followed this to a tee. Ever since, big curls that cascade around your face have never gone out of style in Texas. Try a blowout or curling wand depending on your hair type to get the perfect bounce.
I can’t wait to see everyone rocking their new southern staples! Have fun incorporating your own style into these Texas classics to make a look that fits you.