WHAT TO WEAR: City Girl Goes Country

This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Texas for Thanksgiving. I had never been there before and being from Seattle, the city lifestyle is all I’ve ever known. I don’t own cowboy boots, and it didn’t seem like it was the season for denim cutoffs, so I was at a loss. I didn’t want to stick out like a sore thumb, but I didn’t think I had anything to wear. Before I left I was checking the weather only to find out that it was going to be 75 degrees and stormy. How is a girl supposed to dress for that?! My friend showed me around her nearby college campus only to stumble across a Fashionista who nailed the city girl’s version of a country look.

I first spotted her lace-up flats from almost a mile away. I thought that I was dreaming because I hadn’t seen anything other than boots for three days at this point. I loved her flats because of the pointed toe, giving her foot a slimming look and accentuating her skinny denim. She paired her flats with a black denim pant that was slightly cropped. Wearing denim that is slightly cropped with a flat allows for a cooling effect in the extremely humid 75-degree weather. She wore a lacy camisole to accentuate the lace-up shoes she was also sporting. When the stormy weather takes full force, she wears a light denim jacket to contrast her dark denim on bottom. She truly nailed the city take on the denim-on-denim country look. Her delicate monogrammed necklace is a trend seen a lot in Texas right now. Her name begins with a T and the necklace is a sideways T. Of course, her voluminous waves were the cherry on top to this Fashionista’s Texas look. She reminded me that “the bigger the hair, the better.”

This Fashionista’s ensemble was effortless in a southern sense. After seeing her outfit, I realized that these are all simple pieces that can travel with me and blend in seamlessly. We should not fear styles that go beyond city boundaries—we should embrace them.