Thursday, April 17, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: Rethinking Under-utilized Pieces

Once again, we’re tearing down the old notion of fashion rules. If you've been led to believe that certain items are only acceptable for specific occasions, we’re about to show you otherwise! It’s time to rethink a few closet staples…

Rule to break: Hats are only for bad hair days.

We’re all guilty of turning to hats as a quick-fix for those days when our hair is just plain unmanageable. But, if you think the best use of your favorite head-wear is simply taming your tresses, let us convince you otherwise! In truth, a hat can make an outfit. Whether it’s a subtle addition that complements the whole look, or a bold statement piece, we believe hats are meant to help you stand out, not hide away!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Senior Pictures: Everything You Need to Know

Recently, we teamed up with Kaylinda DeTurk Photography to treat five seniors to an extra special senior photo session. Along the way, we got to experience both sides of a senior shoot first hand, and we picked up some extremely helpful tips. Now, we're sharing them with you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: All-over Colors and Patterns

Last week, we made it clear – we’re fed up with all those old fashion no-no’s. The way we see it, rules were made to be broken. You just have to know where to start!

This week let’s take a look at fashion rules pertaining to all-over colors and patterns…

Rule to break: Don’t wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meet Our Top Designer: Gimmicks by BKE

We asked. You voted, and now, the results are in. The championship title for your favorite spring look goes to... boho! Your votes have us fired up for spring boho trends. So much so, that we wanted to share with you some boho insight from an extremely talented individual, the designer of our premier brand, Gimmicks
Meet the brilliant mind behind the design, Kelli. Our favorite part - her designs are all Buckle exclusive! She agreed to sit down with us to answer a few questions and let us invade her afternoons to snap some photos of her creativity in action. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Breaking Fashion Rules: Mixing Colors

We've all heard them - those infamous fashion no-nos. Their origins may be a mystery, but over the years these “fashion rules” have spread like the plague into our wardrobes, making us second guess what to wear and when to wear it.

"Don’t wear white after Labor Day."
"Don’t wear this color with that color."
"Less is more."

Really? We beg to differ! White is forever. Non-traditional color combos are awesome. And less is more? False - more is more!

It’s time to stop questioning your fashion choices and just do what feels right – break some rules! Each week in April, we’ll take a look at a few of these fashion no-nos. Then, we’ll show you how to shatter each rule, breaking it with confidence!

Up this week – color mixing.

Rule to break: Never wear black and brown together.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Care for Your Boots

Things can get wild when you have your favorite pair of boots on - rodeos, festivals, concerts, and wherever else your boots roam. That's why it's important to learn how to properly take care of them. Cleaning your boots can be a quick and easy process, so you don't have to lose sleep worrying about your precious boots. In five simple steps, you can have them cleaned and ready for action.  

What will you need? A boot jack, a sponge, a wash cloth, leather supplements - and of course, your dirty boots. If you're not an avid boot-wearer, these tips can also apply to just about any leather shoes.

Friday, March 28, 2014

5 Steps to Find the Perfect Boot

Meet Ashton! She is a teammate on our women's buying team and works with brands like Corral, Not Rated, and Miss Me. As you can tell from her desk, she is usually submersed in leather samples and boots. Today, she's going to be taking us through the steps of properly trying on and fitting into a new boot.

Before you try on a new boot, here are a couple of things to consider:

Determine your foot size. Most people have one foot that is slightly longer than the other, so ask to try on a boot that is the size of the longer foot. You can always go down a size if the boot seems too large.

What kind of socks do you wear? The thickness of your socks can affect the size of your boots. When trying on new boots, use the same style of socks that you would wear on a daily basis. This will give you a more accurate fitting.