Running from July 8 – July 17, is Canada’s Calgary Stampede, known as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” This massive outdoor festival features a rodeo, parade, concerts, agricultural competitions and even chuckwagon racing. Most recently the royals Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stopped in during their 9-day Canadian tour and went all out donning traditional cowboy gear — hats and all. If you’re planning on making a visit, don’t think you need to go all out (although you’ll definitely blend in). We suggest adding some pops of colour with a bright blouse, going hands-free with a crossbody bag, accessorizing with a hot pair of shades and with the temperatures soaring you’ll definitely want to opt for denim shorts.
These toffee leather boots from Belstaff work perfectly with denim and add an edge to a cute dress. Plus they’ll easily make the transition into your fall wardrobe. Available at net-a-porter.com.
Make a statement with a bright blouse. We love this Poppy-hued top by Equipment, which can easily be dressed up or down. In this case, we’re totally seeing it tucked into a pair of denim shorts. Available at shopbop.com.
Keep your bottoms simple with a pair of dark washed denim jeans, like these from Joe’s Jeans. That way if you’re sitting on the grass watching A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare in the Park, you won’t be stressing about grass stains. Available at shopbop.com.
We’re totally into the distressed look of this crossbody bag by Rebecca Minkoff, as well as the chain link details on the strap and clip-lock. Available in two colours, we’d opt for the Moss green to keep with the vintage-feel of the bag. Buy it at nordstrom.com.
Sunglasses are a must for any outdoor festival and we’re fans of these tortoise-framed, ray-ban style pair from Dolce & Gabbana. The fact these are already a classic completely justifies the splurge. Available at sunglasshut.com.