Wanna dress like a really cute preppy cowgirl? I hear you! Whether you’re seeking a preppy cowgirl costume for Halloween or a birthday party (or any other party), this is the right place for you!
In this post, I will give you some awesome ideas for you to be the hottest, loveliest, most stylish, or most popular preppy cowgirl by showing you all the clothes and accessories you can potentially wear for the day! At the end of the post, I will let you know where you can find and buy all these cute preppy cowgirl costumes and accessories!
Alright, let’s check them out!
- What Is Preppy Cowgirl Aesthetic?
- Preppy Cowgirl Costume Ideas
- Items For Preppy Cowgirl Outfits (Quick Links)
- Where To Buy Preppy Cowgirl Costume?
- Let's See Other Aesthetic Fashion!
What Is Preppy Cowgirl Aesthetic?
The preppy cowgirl aesthetic is basically a preppy aesthetic combined with a cowgirl aesthetic. It has elements from both sides, which I will talk about in detail later.
Some people may get confused when they see the preppy cowgirl costume ideas I’m going to show you later in this post. They probably will be like “This is not the preppy style I know!” I can totally relate because I was one of them and I was confused too when I first knew about this “Preppy Cowgirl Aesthetic”.
So I did some research and I realized there are different types of preppy aesthetics. For people who get confused, they probably recognize the traditional classic preppy look which gives an elite and high-class image. But the preppy cowgirl costume we talk about today is more connected with VSCO Preppy which is popular among Gen Z and younger generations.
In brief, VSCO preppy aesthetic has an optimistic, cheerful, youthful vibe that is clearly distinct from the classic preppy aesthetic. You can tell from the vivid colors, bold patterns, and girly details (ruffles, flared mini skirts, etc.) on clothing.
On the other hand, the cowgirl/cowboy aesthetic is easier to understand. You can think of cowgirl hats, cow prints, leathers, flannel shirts, fringed jackets, jeans, boots, and more! (If it’s hard to imagine, just think of the outfits of Woody and Jessie from Toy Story!)
Now we know the basics of VSCO preppy aesthetic and cowgirl aesthetic, all we have to do is combine the elements of these two aesthetics and just have fun with the outfits!
Preppy Cowgirl Costume Ideas
#1 Preppy Cowgirl Hat
If you just want to have a little fun or you have a limited budget, the ONLY thing you need is a preppy cowgirl hat. Although I encourage you to wear the full preppy cowgirl costume, it’s fine to wear whatever you like for your outfit. As long as you have this hat, the preppy cowgirl spirit stays!
The most classic one is the pink preppy cowgirl hat. The blue preppy cowgirl hat and white preppy cowgirl hat are also popular. You can consider hats with cow print, fringe, star, and other embellishments as well.
#2 Preppy Cowgirl Top
There are at least 4 types of tops you can consider wearing as your preppy cowgirl top: Sleeveless Crop Top, Tank Top, Girly Top, and Graphic T-shirt.
Sleeveless crop tops and tank tops are great items to express your youthfulness, and meanwhile, a little bit of sexiness. It’s like saying “I’m HOT” without speaking out and that’s kind of attractive somehow. Also, they are pretty easy to match. Whether it’s a basic top or a statement top, it usually looks good with most bottoms (mini skirts, shorts, jeans/pants).
Girly Tops like ruffled tops, puff sleeve tops, floral print tops, etc. will make you look more “preppy”. It’s nice to pair it with a mini skirt that has a similar style, or a pair of white pants/jeans to have a typical preppy look. And then add a preppy cowgirl hat, a belt, a pair of boots, and your preppy cowgirl costume is pretty much done!
Don’t forget about t-shirts! They are the most basic yet comfortable items to wear. Pick an appealing t-shirt (or tank top) with a graphic that has a preppy cowgirl vibe. I just LOVE the part that we can be cute and comfy while wearing these t-shirts. In addition, you can also wear an oversized graphic t-shirt as a dress! Don’t worry, it’s gonna match well with your knee-high cowgirl boots.
#3 Preppy Cowgirl Skirt
Fringed mini skirts are one of the trendiest items for a preppy cowgirl costume. And we gotta admit that they are irresistibly cute and perfect to wear on special events like Halloween or parties! If you are too shy to wear an eye-catching fringed mini skirt, you can wear a regular ruffled mini skirt or a skater skirt instead. They make you look lovely as well!
Not a big fan of mini skirts? No worries, these shorts can make you look as hot as wearing mini skirts! Whether it’s a pair of colorful shorts or statement denim shorts, they often match well with the tops I mentioned above.
#5 Preppy Cowgirl Pants
A nice pair of jeans, flared pants, leather pants, etc. can instantly make you a chic cowgirl without any effort. They also let people distinguish you from those who wear mini skirts and shorts. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and express your cowgirl spirit with your best jeans/pants!
#6 Girly Mini Dress
Just like the girly top and mini skirt I mentioned before, a girly mini dress is also something that helps us complete the “preppy” cowgirl look. I will recommend these mini dresses as the main of the preppy cowgirl outfit to those who want to accentuate their grace and refinement a little bit more.
#7 Cowgirl Style Vest
A vest is a nice item that you can simply wear on any outfit and has a cowgirl atmosphere. You can even wear it on top of a ruffled dress or ruffled two-piece sets. It still looks cute! That preppy cowgirl outfit will be even better when you match it with a pair of boots!
#8 Jacket / Shacket
Instead of a regular flannel shirt, denim shirt, and leather jacket, which could be kind of boring, I would like to recommend something cuter and more fashionable to you. These jackets and shackets are SO DOPE that I believe they can make you stand out in the crowd.
#9 Preppy Cowgirl Boots
It’s fine if you wear a pair of sneakers for your preppy cowgirl outfit. But why not wear a pair of boots when you can make your outfit even more perfect? These boots definitely can make you look a lot edgier!
#10 Hair Accessory
Are you tired of wearing a preppy cowgirl hat all the time? Or do you just want to be different from other preppy cowgirls? How about taking a break from wearing a preppy cowgirl hat and switching to a hair accessory that still makes you look like a fabulous preppy cowgirl? Try it and let other preppy cowgirls envy your new style!
I found these extremely cute pieces of jewelry that will perfectly fit the preppy cowgirl costume! I feel that it is such a waste if we don’t make good use of them. Let’s make our outfit shine like all these jewelry pieces!
A bandana is not a must, but it is something that can diversify your preppy cowgirl costume, or it can be the signature of your outfit if you want to. Besides, if you feel something is missing from your preppy cowgirl outfit, bandana is a good one to add!
Although a belt is such a small part of one’s outfit, it is so important that it’s like the essence of a cowgirl or cowboy outfit. With a cool belt, you’re gonna look like a REAL cowgirl! And by the way, don’t be afraid to wear a belt with your girly dress or mini skirt, it will be okay and still look stylish!
#14 Temporary Tattoo
How to make your preppy cowgirl outfit EXTRA cute? These preppy cowgirl-inspired temporary tattoos will certainly achieve it for you!
#15 Cow Print
I almost forgot about cow prints. What a huge mistake! Try to wear anything that has a cow print as part of your preppy cowgirl costume. It’s a unique and fashionable pattern that we don’t often see on the street. Now is the perfect time to wear it and enjoy being a cowgirl!
Items For Preppy Cowgirl Outfits (Quick Links)
This gallery includes all the items for the preppy cowgirl costume you have seen above plus other extra items. If you want to see the details or buy any of them, you can simply click it and you will see the product page.
Where To Buy Preppy Cowgirl Costume?
I found some nice places to shop for preppy cowgirl costumes and accessories while I was writing this post and I want to share those places with you. If you haven’t seen any item that you like in this post, maybe you will find it in the shops below!
For Preppy Cowgirl Costume:
- Nasty Gal (Fancy and Fashionable Clothing and Accessories)
- Gypsy Tale (Western-inspired Clothing and Festival Clothing)
- Wild Junkie Boutique (Different kinds of Western Clothing and Accessories)
- Poppy and Seed (Cute jackets, Shorts, and Others)
- H&M, Lulus (Girly Tops, Skirts, Dresses)
For Preppy Cowgirl Hat:
For Preppy Cowgirl Top:
- OurViewTShirtCo (Graphic T-Shirts)
- ThreadsByCharissa (Graphic T-Shirts)
- CustomStyleByTay (Graphic Tank Tops)
- Tees Go Bling (Rhinestone & Glitter Bling T-Shirts and Tank Tops)
For Preppy Cowgirl Shorts:
- laceiceice (Trendy Denim Shorts)
Thank you so much for reading this post to the end! I’m sure there are more preppy cowgirl costume ideas that are not in this post yet. But at least I hope this post can inspire you a little bit!