When July hits I always end up tearing apart my closet to piece together western-inspired outfits. This year I decided to get a head start by checking out what my favorite stores had to offer. I found a lot of neat pieces that have western flair and can be dressed down to fit your regular style post-Stampede. Here are the top 5 stores I’d recommend checking out:

#5 Old Navy If you’re looking for the basics, Old Navy is a good place start. It has reasonably-priced collard shirts for men and women and a lot of denim to choose from.

#4 RW&CO
Although there weren’t many options for women, RW&CO got a lot of points for their men’s plaid shirts. They come in some fun colours and are western enough to wear on grounds, but modern enough to keep wearing after the Stampede is over.

#3 Zara
For more feminine pieces, Zara has some nice western tops and dresses – lots of flowing fabrics and floral prints.

#2 American Eagle
This is a great place for girls and guys to find fun Stampede outfits together. They have lots of denim, plaid shirts, western-inspired belts and dress.

#1 Plum
Located in Westhills, this store was my favorite stop of the day. They have really cute dresses, tops and belts, lots of denim, and a few printed t-shirts with a fun western flair. They also have a lot of great western jewelery, including large turquoise pieces and dream-catcher earrings. A lot of their stuff is on sale right now and all denim is an additional 20% off the sale price until July 9.

Honorable Mentions
If you want to splurge on brand-name denim, Aritzia has a lot of great options. And, as always, for the real western deal, Lammles is open and ready for business.