Pony Up

Get your closet ready for the American Royal with these trendy western wear-inspired pieces.

Every fall, KC goes a little bit country for the American Royal, the event that celebrates our agrarian roots, brings a taste of the rodeo and plenty of barbecue our way. This year the fun runs September 10-November 24, with the World Series of Barbecue taking place October 1-4 at a new location (Arrowhead Stadium), and dressing for the occasion has never been easier, thanks to the current western trend.

Frye purse, $580, from Feng. Gucci cow print purse, $2,500, from Halls. Driza-Bone tan hat, $94, from Made in KC. Faux cow skull, $48.50, and Lizzy J’s leather bracelet with grommets, $32, from Dry Creek Goods at Threshing Bee. Kendra Scott cuff with turquoise stone, $242, from Feng. Barse leather feldspar jasper bracelet with gold buckle, $49.50, from Dry Creek Goods. Amiga necklace, $149, from Zuzu’s Petals at Threshing Bee. Tassel bracelet with metal medallion, $92, and Liberty Black boots, $295, from Dry Creek Goods. Brass Tacks KC coasters (shown under KC marquee letters), $40 for a set, from Made in KC. KC marquee letters, $32 each, from Nordstrom. Happy Habitat blanket (used as backdrop), $180, from Made in KC.