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How to Dress Like a Cowboy for Kids

There's never a dull moment when you have kids, which means you never know when your child is going to start going through a phase. It's not uncommon for little boys and girls to develop an interest in the wild west. Whether they were introduced to cowboys and cowgirls from a storybook or watching Toy Story on repeat, it's safe to say you'll need some tools to help them live out their cowboy dreams.

If you want to take the easy route, you can pick up a cowboy costume. We're sure you can find a cowgirl costume at your local party store. We think it's more fun to create your own costume with pieces that you may already own, or new fashion items that can be worn again and again. We've gathered some of our top tips and tricks to help you pull off the perfect cowboy or cowgirl outfit for your little one. These styles are perfect for Halloween, school plays, dress-up, or even just some western-inspired everyday style!

Western fashion is a huge trend in both children's and adult clothing this year. While "cowboy" may conjure up images of Woody from Toy Story, there are tons of wears to wear this chic trend. Think prairie dresses, lots of denim, and of course boots! While cowboy boots are preferable, there are tons of cute and affordable western styles out there. Here at kidpik, we have everything you need to either wear a full western-inspired look or mix and match pieces to fit your kid's unique personal style. The great thing about western wear pieces is that many of them work as an elevated basic, that can then be styled again and again in different ways.

girls denim shirt

Cowgirl Style

To start styling your girl's cowgirl outfit, first decide what style she wants to go for. Two great options are denim and plaid. A denim top is a great neutral piece, that when styled the right way, can help create an on-trend chic double denim look. We love the detail on our Denim Lace Up Shirt, available at the kidpik shop. The other route is to go for plaid. Plaid is a staple piece in the fall and winter and can be styled in tons of different ways. Our Color Block Plaid Top is a great way to lean into the western style. 

girls jeans

Once she decides which top she likes, pair it with our Star Patch Skinny Jean. The star is a classic symbol of cowgirl style. Elevate her look by incorporating that into her jeans. She'll be the trendiest cowgirl in the wild west! If the star embellishments are too much for your girl, swap them out for her favorite pair of skinny jeans. We recommend going with any blue wash. 

child cowboy boot

The shoes are arguably the most important part of our cowgirl look. They're what pulls the whole look together, and really sell the cowgirl aesthetic we're going for. Lucky for you, we have great options available at the kidpik shop. First up is our Fridge Western Boot. These boots are great for the girl who's looking to lean into the cowgirl vibe more casually. These are also super versatile and can be worn with any of her other fall outfits. To really complete the look, try our Metallic Cowboy Boot. There will be no mistaking your girls’ outfit inspiration with these boots. She'll feel like a real cowgirl in these boots! 

boys plaid shirt

Cowboy Style

Just like with our cowgirl outfit, there are two distinct routes you can go to start off your cowboy look on the right foot. First up is our Denim Western Shirt. This denim top was designed in the western style, so it's a natural fit for the theme. Wear it buttoned up or as a layering piece over a basic white tee. Bonus points if you layer it over a tee with a cowboy graphic! Here at kidpik we think you can never go wrong with plaid. Our Tommy Plaid Flannel Shirt is a great way to lean into the cowboy vibes while being a bit more casual about it. It's a great layering piece that your boy can wear all fall and winter. 

boys jeans

It's not a cowboy look without jeans. We recommend trying our Distressed Denim Skinny Jeans. The distress on the denim will give the look of a cowboy who has been hard at work. This is a super versatile jean that your boy can add to his everyday lineup once his day as a cowboy is over. If the distressed look isn't for your cowboy, swap them out for a standard blue jean. We have tons of styles available at the kidpik shop.

boys sneaker

A great alternative to a classic cowboy boot is our Distressed Hightop Sneaker. These have the silhouette and color of a cowboy boot, but your boy will get a lot more wear out of these. Perfect for a day at school, and running around with friends, these trendy sneakers will become his go-to. 

Complete your cowboy and cowgirl outfits with accessories from your local party store! We're sure a cowboy hat is already on the top of your list, but you can also try a straw hat, bandana, and star belt buckle to complete your boy or girl's cowboy outfit. 

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