Hold it! Stop yourself before your mind fills with images of shirts tucked in Levis beneath umbrella-sized cowboy hats. Bolo ties are back. Take a sec and deal with it. Now continue on to the next paragraph.
You have two options when rocking a bolo: tight at the neck or loose and casual. By simply unbuttoning a blouse and loosening your bolo, the entire look is changed; a more casual hair-do and bag help the transition, as well. Since my bolo is bedazzled– a sentence I never thought I’d type, but fully enjoyed doing so– I kept the rest of the look simple. Plain colors and embossed leather send the eye right where I want it.
Is she wearing a… bolo tie? Absofuckinglutely.
Blouse, Banana Republic [SIMILAR] | Cut-Offs, H&M [SIMILAR] | Socks, H&M [HERE] | Bolo Tie, H&M [seen HERE; available in stores]| Boots, from my adolescent horse-riding days [SIMILAR] | Clutch, Target [HERE] | Tote, Betsey Johnson [SIMILAR] | Nails, Sally by Julep [HERE] | Lips, #24 by Giorgio Armani c/o Plaza Frontenac Saks Fifth Avenue [HERE] and Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in Cheeky Kiss [HERE]
Let’s officially ban #yolo (it’s time, ya’ll; kill it, bury it, and don’t bring it back because, by its very name, it can only live once) and replace it with #bolo. Bolo for one, bolo for all!