10 Movies to Give You Some Houston Rodeo Fashion Inspiration

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Magic Mike
Rodeo fashion? Matthew McConaughey knows how to rock it.
Every Houstonian knows that If you are driving down I-45 as February turns into March and you just happen to pass a line of cattle holding up traffic, it's rodeo time. Giddy up, people. This weekend officially kicks off the 2014 Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show and Rodeo.

I was thinking back to my first rodeo (yes, some of us do have a first rodeo), and the fact that I had no idea of what to expect. Sure, I had seen bull riding on TV and watched a cow give birth in that movie City Slickers, but the rodeo is so much more than fried alligator on a stick and horse manure covered walkways - it's all about the people watching. And when I say that I mean it's all about watching what people are wearing. Rodeo fashion is a beautiful thing that everyone should experience at some point.

In honor of all the rodeo styles out there, here are ten movies to get you inspired to break out your Stetson, slap on a pair of chaps or run to Cavenders for a sweet-ass pair of boots.

10. For that throw-back, 1970s innocent-seeming male prostitute cowboy look, watch Midnight Cowboy.Nothing says, "I may not be the brightest light on the Christmas tree, but hell can I do a two step and I ain't never done no drugs, and I will sleep with you for money," like Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy. To make this look work, though, you must wear fringe and a skinny neckerchief. You must wear fringe.

9. You too can get your hair to be that big by watching Coal Miner's DaughterIn addition to its excellent musical score, amazing acting and heartbreaking story, Coal Miner's Daughter, the Loretta Lynn story, is all about the portrayal of the country singer's huge do. It's a do. (That was a horrible joke and now I apologize.)

8. "Cowgirl Slut" is actually a fashion statement, and you can make it happen by watching Coyote Ugly. True, Coyote Ugly, the cinematic experience based on a bar, takes place amongst the yanks of New York City (you have to say New York City like those guys from the Pace Salsa commercials), but none the less, the gals root and toot in the sluttiest western wear in the land. To maximize sluttiness, make sure you have on lots of skin-tight leather and hot pink lace.

7. You are a no frills, take no crap, fake bull-ridin' cowboy, like Travolta in Urban Cowboy

Don't hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself.
Travolta's look in Urban Cowboy is perfection: simple, solid colors, denim, a big-ass belt buckle and a Lone Star in hand. It's almost makes you forget how fem John Travolta is. Almost.

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