Get the look: Southern glam
Today there's no doubting the popularity of country music and its fabulous stars. Even mainstream television depicts the life of the Southern singers in the show Nashville. Now that all the world is a stage, country music divas have taken over the red carpet. Here is how to claim some of that Southern charm.
Classy princess/ Fearless princess
Taylor Swift is a fashion plate. From everyday chic to red-carpet glam, she has a distinct style that shines through. One of her favorite styles is the "fit and flare." To get the look during the day, start with a crisp, fitted, white button-down poplin shirt, (Oldnavy.com, $30) and pair it with a floral-print full mini skirt, like the Hinge print pleated skirt (Nordstrom.com, $68). Finish the look with black leather western-style boots, such as the full grain Dorado riding boot (Countryoutfitter.com, $478) and a black leather hobo purse such as the Hart Hobo (Ninewest.com, $89).
For an haute and hot night on the town, kick the look up a notch with a black dress like this Belted Lace Fit and Flair mini dress by Bebe (Bebe.com, $129). Pair with black tights and your country riding boots, and get ready to lasso a rock star cowboy — or perhaps a British hearthrob, rock star bad-boy or political prince-in-waiting.
Good-girl Carrie Underwood can almost be the stereotype of a country music star, from the big, blond hair to sweet-yet-over-the-top fashion. Get her daytime look by starting with your favorite faded skinny jeans, such as The Diva skinny jeans in authentic (Oldnavy.com, $30). Top with a cheery, bright orange peasant top, such as the tipped-raglin jersey top in warm sunset (Oldnavy.com, $20). Finish the look with brown leather riding boots like the Steven by Steve Madden tall wedge boots (Bloomingdales.com, $169).
Get your party style on by showing your love of the U.S.A. with a patriotic top, such as the Cabelas Artisans woman's burnout tee in patriotic gal flag (Cabelas.com, $30) paired with denim shorts, such as Forever 21's destroyed frayed denim shorts (Forever21.com, $15). Finish the look with glitter shoe-boots, such as these glitter shoe booties in black (Charlotterusse.com, $32). You might need to kiss the good-girl image goodbye, but you definitely will have fun!
Classic country queen
Statuesque and regal, Faith Hill uses her style to reflect her confidence. To emulate her red-carpet style, look for a black cocktail dress with lace details, such as the Arlena lace dress by BCBG (Bcbg.com, $398). Pair with classic black high-heel pumps, such as Bebe’s Sarah classic leather pump (bebe.com, $109). Simple jewelry works best with the lace style, so keep the look elegant with simple stones, such as these Carolee rectangle button clip-on earrings (Bloomingdales, $32).
You can skip the necklace because of the lace neckine, but be sure to wear your hair up in a textured up-do to keep the look elegantly edgy. Finish your look with a structured clutch to add extra strength to this royal style; one to try is the BCBGMAXAZRIA handbag, Zoe pyramid box clutch (Macys.com, $178).