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Let's Go Rodeo 2012
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What to wear: Get some giddyup in your rodeo duds

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Scully Western
Pinto Ranch's selection of Western-wear includes buttondown shirts, broomstick skirts and boots. Courtesy of Scully
Tupelo Grease Co
Check out Hello Lucky for Tupelo Grease Co.'s lastest designs. Courtesy of Tupelo Grease Co
Marlo Miller Boutique
A belt buckle is a rodeo must-have. (This look is from Marlo Miller Boutique.) Courtesy of Marlo Miller Boutique
Pat Dahnke
Dress up those boots with Pat Dahnke's toppers at Pinto Ranch. Courtesy of Pat Dahnke
Marlo Miller Boutique
Marlo Miller Boutique is dressing cowgirls up in tunics, leggings and lots of layered jewelry. Courtesy of Marlo Miller Boutique
Scully Western
Tupelo Grease Co
Marlo Miller Boutique
Pat Dahnke
Marlo Miller Boutique

Planning a rodeo wardrobe is more than just boots and jeans. Barbecue weekend is normally a cold, soggy affair but by the time the last week of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rolls around, spring has sprung and there’s little need for a heavy embroidered duster. Short on time and ideas? There’s a shop for that.

Pinto Ranch

There’s nary a Daisy Duke in sight at Pinto Ranch, the Western-wear destination for discerning cowboys and cowgirls. Broomstick skirts, pearl-button shirts, exotic skin boots and embellished Miss Me jeans take you from barbecue to The Hideout and all points in between.

Look for bold accents like feathers, fringe and colors and the selection of Tasha Polizzi jackets, shirts and skirts. Pat Dahnke’s pieces fall into the investment purchase category but the fur boot toppers ($155) are easy and luxurious way to kick up those perfectly broken in boots.

Marlo Miller Boutique

Embrace your inner Annie Oakley at Marlo Miller on Fountainview. The boutique stocks more than just rodeo wear, but its owner Marlo Miller goes the extra mile with Old Gringo boots, belts and dresses you’ll want to wear even after the cowboys have left town. Still not sure how to go rodeo? Miller has some suggestions.

“Fabulous embroidered boots paired with tummy contro leggings and a fun tunic with lots of jewels, pearls & turquoise. I have been selling this look like crazy,” Miller says.

Charming Charlie

If you fall into the non-committal cowgirl category, Charming Charlie is a quick stop for hats with rhinestone bands to cuffs emblazoned with longhorns and even a brand new cowboy boot line. Accessories are grouped by color and  pops of turquoise and citrine are an instant rodeo-ready upgrade.

Raspberry Rose

The Zach Brown Band one night and Enrique Iglesias another. A spin on the ferris wheel and something ridiculous fried and on a stick. A girl’s got a lot of options during the rodeo and Raspberry Rose in Rice Village is heavy on Western-inspired buttondown shirts, dresses, belts and jewelry that is easy to wear right through the spring and summer and the “Rose Girls” are great at styling shoppers too.

Tupelo Grease Co.

For a look that’s equal part Western cool and vintage rock-and-roll, there’s Tupelo Grease Co., a men’s and women’s line of pearl-snap buttondown shirts, graphic T-shirts and accessories. Throw ‘em on with jeans or one of Tupelo’s denim mini-skirts and it’s another way to approach rodeo style. Hello Lucky gets first dibs on Tupelo’s new designs, throughout the year, but look for fresh items during rodeo.

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