What to Wear, What to Wear

This blog post is for all of the fashionistas out there! I’ll be giving a rundown of the outfit I’ll be wearing while I compete.

I’m fairly simple and basic when it comes to what I wear. I’m not glamorous, I like a classic look that allows me to be comfortable while competing. 

My outfit I selected for RFD-TV’s The American Semi-Finals slack barrel racing. Michaela Jaycox

1. Pearl-Snap Shirt

While I have a closet full of pearl-snap shirts, the one I’ve selected to wear a shirt from Sherry Cervi’s line of RU COWGIRL. I qualified for The American in this shirt and wanted to wear it again for my semi-finals run. The southwest design coloring of this shirt also coordinates with my horse’s tack and gear.

2. Denim Jeans

I have two pairs of jeans that you’ll see me wear when I ride. I’ve grown to be picky about riding jeans, so you’ll only see me in Cowgirl Tuff’s Just Tuff Trouser or Ariat’s R.E.A.L Mid-Rise Tulip Jean (you’ll find more information on the latter pair in the Spring 2020 issue.) However, for this run I’ll be wearing the Cowgirl Tuff jeans. They are extremely comfortable and pair well with the shirt I selected.

3. Boots

Durango’s Arena Pro are my boots of choice. I’m not like every other cowgirl with a closet full of boots, I have the pair of boots I ride in and that’s it. I recently transitioned from my 7-year-old Tin Haul boots to a pair of new Durango boots. These boots required almost zero “break in” time, which was crucial for me since I only wear the boots I ride in.

4. Helmet

Out of personal preference I run in a helmet when I compete. I own two Troxel helmets, but the one I normally compete in—and will be competing in—is a Liberty. It’s an affordable style and great for both summer and winter seasons. After competing in a cowboy hat for a majority of my riding career, I prefer wearing a helmet now. It’s more comfortable, it doesn’t fall off when I’m making a run, and of course keeps me safe.

5. Hat

To complete my Western look when I’m not on my horse, I will be wearing a black 6X Cash Charlie 1 Horse hat. Like I said previously I strive for a simple look, and a classic black felt achieves just that. 

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