Dressing for Super Bowl parties requires much more than sedate LBDs, but much less than a ball gown. Think stylishly sexy, edgy and fun. And, since the big game is here in Houston, it’s the perfect time to add sophisticated sass with a Texas twist.
That's particularly true for The Big Texas Party, which CultureMap is hosting with ESPN Radio and SB Nation Thursday night at Silver Street Studios. With barbecue from 10 master pitmasters, plenty of bourbon and beer, and a performance from Texas country honky-tonk singer Bart Crow, it's one Super Bowl party that is perfect for guests to dress in their best Texas chic.
We aren’t advocating full-on rhinestone cowgirl (unless that’s totally your thing, in which case, sparkle on ladies!) but rather injecting elements of Western style into your wardrobe. Spring 2017 is laden with Wild West influences like leather, fringe, floral prairie dresses and pearl button snap shirts. Anna Sui, Coach, Ralph Lauren and Rodarte all jumped on the Western express for spring and between Super Bowl parties and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the timing couldn’t be any better.
A head-to-toe Western look may straddle the line in between costume and chic, so it’s all about nuanced details.
Stateline Designs creator Ellyse Espinoza hand-prints all of her graphic Houston and Texascentric T-shirts and tanks, and takes a cheeky, witty approach to her shirts. She translates Super Bowl style by pairing a “HTX” or sparkling “Tejas” T-shirt with a party skirt, bold jewelry and most definitely boots.
Boots are always a kickin’ foundation and extend far beyond a basic pair of Ropers. Glam girls can liven up a look with tall boots, booties and heels in bold colors, exotic skins and handmade detailing. They beg to be the stars of the show, and let’s face it, much more comfortable to stand in for hours.
“Super Bowl parties are the perfect time to dress up with your boots, like leather leggings and dressy top or if you want less Western, booties with a great dress,” Maegan Hulme, director of merchandising for Lucchese said. “The Celeste is a hand-tool edged bootie with wings. Falcon fans will love them.”
Coach takes a decidedly edgier take on Western with its spring 2017 collection, blending punk elements with the classic cowboy shirt for a look that’s tough and sassy. Ralph Lauren dressed up the cowboy shirt for 2017, putting it with a sequin skirt that exudes movement and sexy heels.
Whether you channel a preppy cowgirl or edgy southern style, winning the Western look is a snap on the Super Bowl party circuit.
A few tickets remain for The Big Texas Party. Tickets can be purchased here.