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Women's Jeans Guide from Smith & Edwards

All About Jeans: Women's Jeans Guide

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

If you've ever been shopping for women's jeans then you understand exactly how frustrating it can be. Either they fit your waist and hips and you feel like you're going to split the leg seams with every step, or they fit your thighs and hips and gap at the back of the waistband.

There is just no winning, or so it would appear. What you need to do is identify what you like and steer clear of things that don't match up with that.

As discussed in our Men's Jeans Guide, the way your jeans fit is about more than just comfort. It's also about looking good, by finding what is most flattering for your body shape, and feeling better. Hopefully, the three aspects we discuss today, rise, leg opening, and fit, will help you in your quest for the mythical "perfect pair of jeans."

Women's Jeans: RISE

A jean's rise is determined by how far the waistband of the jeans comes up the waist. The greater the distance is between the crotch and the waistband the higher the rise.

Women's jeans rises from highest to lowest.

Jeans rise graphic via Joy of Clothes

Each brand varies from one another, but there are typically three main rises. You can approximate the rise of a jean by measuring from the crotch seam to the top of the front waistband.

Natural-Rise Ladies' Jeans

Natural rise jeans, also called high-rise or performance rise, sit right at the waist. This rise is more than 10 1/2" and help your legs look longer. These women's jeans are perfect for those competing in rodeos, or for hard-working ladies that do a lot of bending in a day. Take a look at the variety of ladies' natural rise jeans, like Wrangler 18MWZ or Cinch Jenna, we have here at Smith & Edwards:

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Mid-Rise Ladies' Jeans

Mid-rise jeans sit just below the waist or about an inch below the navel. This popular rise is neither too tall nor too short, measuring between 9" and 11". Most body types look flattering in this rise!

From Wrangler's Cash and Q-Baby to Cinch Ada, Silver Aiko to Rock Revival, you'll find something you love.

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Low-Rise Ladies' Jeans

Low-rise jeans sit a few inches below the navel. The rise is between 7 - 9-1/2" and are most flattering on slender figures.

Keep in mind that "muffin tops" and "love handles" are often accentuated by this fit style. Check out our Wrangler Sadie  and Cinch Bailey styles, and our selection of Rock Revival jeans.

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You'll find Women's Jeans on our website, and even more styles in our Ogden, Utah store.

Ladies' Jeans: LEG OPENING

In women's jeans, there are so many different leg openings and it can get real confusing.

You may ask quite frequently, "When is the best time to wear ______________ jeans?" This leg opening section of my women's jeans guide should help you out a lot!

Women's Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are tight around your calf and are perfect to wear with fashion and western boots, most flats, and heels. They taper from the knee down and have an ultra low profile. This makes them perfect for showing off those red high heels or your favorite western kicks.

Take a look at our Cruel Girl Abby jeans. Cruel Girl and Cinch are sister companies and you can find multiple styles sold right here in our Ogden location.

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Women's Straight-Leg Jeans

Straight leg jeans have the next lowest profile and are extremely versatile. The bottom half of the pant leg goes straight down from the knee, so they are a little looser around your calf than skinny jeans. You'll love these Silver Suki styles and the original Wrangler 14MWZ cowboy cut jeans in white and blue.

Ladies' straight leg jeans tuck into boots fairly well and can be worn with most footwear. If you like the cuffed look, these jeans are perfect for getting an even cuff with no puckering.

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Women's Bootcut Jeans

Bootcut jeans are narrower in the knee than at the leg opening, so you can put the pant-leg over your boots. A lot of your western, riding, or work jeans are boot cut. You can also wear this style with your favorite pair of tennis shoes. They don't cuff as well as your skinny or straight-leg jeans.

Wrangler's Mae, Cash, and Classic Fit jeans are as hardworking and fashion forward as you are. Also check out the different Ariat styles we carry.

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Women's Wide Leg & Flare Leg Jeans

Wide leg and flare leg jeans have a very distinct flare. The hem of the pant-leg is wider than the knee. "Trouser cut" is one specific style of wide leg pants. We know you'll love this Cruel Girl Jayley style with a trouser cut.

Cruel Denim Jayley Wide Leg women's jeans

Women's Jeans: FIT

A jean's fit is determined by how tightly it fits through your waist, hips, and thighs. Fit styles include slim, regular, relaxed, and loose fit.

Depending on the manufacturer of the jeans you're looking at, you may see different terms or style names on the jean fit spectrum. This section will give you a base knowledge, but you'll always want to check with the manufacturer to determine the most likely fit of the jeans you want to buy.

Ladies' Slim Fit Jeans

Slim fit jeans hug your curves tightly and are narrow from the waist through the hips and thighs. Brands such as Rock Revival, Miss Me, and Grace in L.A. tend to have a slimmer fit. Take a look at these and other great brands in slim fit.

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Ladies' Regular Fit Jeans

Regular fit jeans hug your curves but offer a better range of movement than slim fit. They are a little looser between the waist, hips, and thighs. This common fit is flattering and comfortable.

We carry this fit in brands such as Silver, Ariat, and Wrangler styles 09MWZ, WRC10, and WRQ20.

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Ladies' Relaxed Fit Jeans

Relaxed fit jeans fit loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh. They are more comfortable than other fits because of the extra room and freedom of movement.

Cinch's Ada and Bailey styles are the perfect jeans for that girl who needs to move! We also have a variety of Wranglers and other brands with this same great fit.

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Ladies' Loose Fit Jeans

Loose fit jeans have even more room through the hip and thigh. This fit is baggy through the waist, hip and thigh. They allow for better movement and added comfort. Many of your boyfriend-style jeans would be considered loose-fit jeans.

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Tips for Caring for your New Jeans

Now that we have gone over all of the basics about a jean's fit then you can be set free, right? Unfortunately, it's not quite that easy. There are just a few final things to keep in mind when buying and caring for jeans.

First, just find what you are comfortable in. The next time you go shopping, take your favorite pair of jeans with you. This will help you find jeans similar in size, style, fit, and color to aid you in your shopping experience.

Next, learn how to care for your jeans. To ensure that jeans will fit the same way every time you wear them you need to wash them in cold water and avoid the dryer. Hot water and heated drying will cause your jeans to shrink and your jeans will be unable to recover.

One last thing to keep in mind is getting your jeans starched at the dry cleaner's every once in a while. This will keep your jeans feeling and looking like new. It also helps to prolong the life of your jeans.

Give us a Call or Come on Over!

Whether you're heading to the rodeo, out for a night on the town with your closest girlfriends, or just looking for more everyday outfits, we are happy to help. Come in and see how we can help you today in Smith & Edwards' Clothing department.

The women of Smith & Edwards' clothing department are happy to help you!

We've got tons of experience and a great crew of ladies here that know our jeans in and out and will help you find something that looks good. They are eager to offer advice while you shop and help you look your best.

We'll help you find the perfect pair of jeans for your shape and style. You'll get the best individual attention that you need to look good and feel great. Plus, we love to help you find matching shirts and blouses for the perfect outfit!

New from Stanley & Berne at Smith & Edwards

4 New Ways to Stay Warm & Keep Food Hot in Tough, Cold Weather

- posted by Rose Marion

With winter just around the corner, we've stocked up on your must-haves for playing & working outside.

Whether your job's out in the elements, or you like to play out in the snow, you'll love these new clothes and food & drink items from rugged brands like Stanley & Berne.

Some Smith & Edwards employees volunteered to help show off the new goods - thanks guys!

New from Stanley

Stanley thermoses are the go-to for keeping coffee, hot chocolate, soup, & chili warm while you're working at a cold job site. We visited the north yard at Smith & Edwards to put them to the test.
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These are tough enough to keep your meals & hot chocolate warm for 2 days. Now that's good for just about any type of traveling or outdoor job. Not to mention they're perfect for Ice Fishing & Elk Camp!

These Stanley insulated stainless steel pint cups have a grip built in. They come with a sipping lid, and keep your iced beverage cold for 4 hours!

These Stanley insulated stainless steel pint cups have a grip built in. They come with a sipping lid, and keep your iced beverage cold for 4 hours!

If you want to keep your cold beverages cold, Stanley thermoses are still the way to go! With growlers and cups, you're covered for summer concerts & relaxing on the porch.

Stanley producst new at Smith & Edwards

New items from Stanley include a 2-gallon Adventure Jug Beverage Dispenser (bottom left), metal lunch box, insulated growlers, and new sizes of the time-tested Stanley thermos!

We carry the old Stanley standards, plus we just got in brand-new styles! Stanley now has a crock pot and a water jug with spout dispenser in 1-gallon & 2-gallon sizes. There's also a new Stanley lunch pail that nests a Stanley bottle or mug with plenty of room for food.

New hot-food items from Stanley

EmmaLee's Stanley 3-quart Adventure Vacuum Crock keeps hot food hot for 12 hours, and cold food cold up to 16 hours!
Cole's holding the Stanley 2-Stage Lid Thermos. Depending on which size thermos you buy, this insulated stainless steel thermos will keep ice water cold for 36-48 hours!

Explore Stanley Thermoses

Brand-new Silicone Dutch Oven liner

Dreamed up in Utah, these genius reusable Dutch oven liners are here at Smith & Edwards! Sized exactly for your 12" or 6-quart Dutch oven, there will be more sizes to come.

Made to withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees, this saves you from hauling that heavy cast iron pan over to the sink or stream to scrape dried dessert off the sides. Just peel it from your Dutch oven, then hand wash or place in dishwasher!

Silicone Dutch oven liner

This blue Dutch oven liner will keep your cast iron clean! Plus: Click here for Dutch oven cookbooks. Click for our popular camo tablecloths!


This new item is COMING SOON to Smith & Edwards.... watch this page for updates!

Looking for more outdoor Cooking must-haves?

Explore Dutch Ovens Explore Cast Iron Cookware & Accessories Shop all Outdoor Cookware

New Name in Workwear: Berne

You can see our clothing buyer, Craig, above. He just added a new line of workwear. Why?

  • Berne's jackets feature pleated action backs and elbows to let you move with ease when you're working. Instead of the whole jacket shifting when you reach or lift, the elbows and back extend to keep you covered.
  • Every men's & women's work jacket & coat features 3 inside-chest pockets
  • All main seams on Berne insulated outerwear feature triple-needle stitching for extra security
  • It's a great product at a good price!

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Berne is also available for ladies! Styled & designed to fit ladies comfortably, you'll find insulated work wear designed for women from the Berne product line. And it's not just the tailoring: choose from traditional or fresh, bold colors like bright blue and dark pink!

Berne is just the latest addition to our huge workwear collection. You'll find Carhartt, CAT, Dickies, Ariat, and Wrangler RIGGS workwear in our store in Ogden, Utah as well as our web store. You'll also find our customers' favorite made-in-USA work gloves, Yellowstone Gloves (read why they're a favorite, here).

Nicolo, Logan, John, & Jerica modeling Berne workwear

Nicolo, Logan, John, & Jerica

Bonus: Much of this gear is also great for Ice Fishing, too!

Shop Workwear Clothing

Warmth from the Inside, Out: Thermals & Base Layers

Skiing, snowboarding, hunting, ice fishing - the key to staying warm in those awesome winter hobbies is to keep a synthetic base layer on! Cotton will actually chill you when you sweat - so choose a good top & bottom baselayer set from Columbia or Under Armour for ladies. For the guys, we have those same brands plus Carhartt base layers available.

You'll find women's base layers for Columbia & Under Armour - perfect for ice fishing!

We carry them for her! You'll find women's base layers for Columbia & Under Armour. They'll keep her warm ice fishing!

Get base layers for him: Carhartt, Columbia, & Under Armour to keep heat in & combat moisture!

Get base layers for him: Carhartt, Columbia, & Under Armour to keep heat in & combat moisture!

Shop Men's thermal clothing Shop Women's thermal clothing & Base layers Explore all clothing

Special thanks!

Thanks to Craig from Clothing, Nicolo from Receiving, Logan from Shoes, John from Lawn & Garden, Cole from Shipping, and Jerica & EmmaLee from the Web Store for modeling these products for us. You make us look good!
Thanks to Smith & Edwards employees for modeling!

Spring Activewear Outfits

Spring into Action: Active Outfits for March

- posted by Misti Kosoff

The temperatures are up, the sun's shining - it's time to get back out there!

You couldn't ask for a better playground than the North Ogden - Farr West area. With Highway 89 to bike or jog along, as well as the Rail Trail and the south marina of Willard Bay to explore, against the majestic backdrop of Willard Peak & Mount Ogden, there's hardly a better place to bike, hike, drive, or jog.

For Her: Yoga & Jogging

Welcome back sunny weather with sun salutations in cute new gear!

Welcome back sunny weather with sun salutations in cute new gear!

Jerica in her March outdoor yoga outfit at Smith & Edwards
What's on her feet? FitKicks! These fabulous slipper-sock-like shoes have grippy rubber soles, cushioned feet, and a stretchy, colorful covering that makes them so comfortable to wear.

Jerica's FitKicks

Jerica's wearing gray & lavender FitKicks!

If you're going to a dance, going on a car trip, hate wearing lace-up shoes to the gym, or slide around on your yoga mat too much, you've got to try a pair of these fun Fitkicks!

Jerica's wearing:

  • UnderArmour lightweight loose heat purple hoodie (also available in lime, orange, pink, & yellow!)
  • FILA core printed racerback tank
  • FILA 3/4 capris, in black with purple stitching
  • Gray Fitkicks headband & shoes with lavender accents

Brent & Jerica jogging by Smith & Edwards

Jerica and Brent jogging near Smith & Edwards

Jerica & Brent jogging with Fitkicks

For Him: Weights & Jogging

Brent working out in Adidas & FILA gear

You don't have to put on bulky jackets to stay warm! Get in a workout outdoors this spring with easy-to-layer lightweight polyester shorts, shirts, & jackets.

Brent's wearing:

  • FILA Performance heather shorts
  • FILA stitched up crew shirt
  • Adidas Climalite 1/4 zip lightweight jacket
  • Black & green FitKicks

Come explore Farr West!

The city of Farr West is well into their latest park project: constructing Smith Family Park, which is directly across Highway 126 (2000 W) from Smith & Edwards. The Rodeo arena is taking shape, and the playground equipment has started to arrive. We're so excited to see this huge family park taking shape!

Brent and Jerica at Smith Family Park in Farr West, Utah

Brent and Jerica at Smith Family Park in Farr West, Utah

Thanks Jerica & Brent from the Web department for modeling these outfits!

Photography by Rose Marion

You had me at YELLOW - Valentine's Outfits

Valentine's Day Outfits: "You had me at YELLOW"

- posted by Jerica Parker

"You had me at yellow" is how this young couple came to be.

Spencer, part of the Sporting Goods team here at Smith & Edwards, and his lovely new wife Emily, said they would love to be the models of our new Valentine's Day outfits.

So, we took them across the road to Willard Bay, and what a beautiful winter day for this cute couple to spend together!

You had me at Yellow...

Emily wearing a cute yellow and gray raglan tee with geometric print.

Emily looks amazing in this cute yellow and gray raglan tee from Cruel. The 3/4 length sleeves and geometric pattern print on the front are both comfy and stylish. And she's combined it with a Cruel hat with navy and yellow embroidery to match the geometric design of her top.

Spencer modeling a gray t-shirt from Hooey and pink and navy button-up top from Stetson.

Do it like Spencer, flirty in a lightweight gray t-shirt from Hooey. It's great on its own, or you can combine it with a nice button-up for a dressier look. He's wearing a Stetson pink and blue plaid button-up shirt loosely over top.

Cinch Jeans and Joe's Jeans and Emily modeling a navy blue button up shirt

Keep it comfortable in jeans like Spencer's Regular Joes by Tin Haul, and Emily's Bailey Cinch jeans.

I'd be blue without you...

Another great look for this Valentine's Day is "I'd be blue without you."

Emily has this written all over her with this fashionable navy blue Cruel cotton button-up shirt with cute stitching and arrow print.

Emily's jewelry from Rock 47 by Wrangler with arrow design.

With all of her outfits, Emily has added the perfect touch with some arrow designed jewelry from Rock 47 by Wrangler.

Showing Emily's Latigo Tucson boots from Tony Lama and Spencer's boots from Hooey.

And for the finishing detail, Emily has on Latigo Tucson boots from Tony Lama. These are perfect for any outfit with a great tan color and beautiful decorative stitching. Spencer sports Hooey Twisted X boots with stitching up the dark leather shaft and Hooey embroidered logo on the vamp. Click here to shop cowboy boots on our website!

Spencer and Emily showing the Valentine's outfits 2016.

A big thanks to Spencer and Emily for modeling and standing out in the freezing cold with us! They did amazing, and it was so much fun to do this shoot with them.

Valentine's Day doesn't always mean pink and red! Mix it up with these "You had me at Yellow" and "I'd be Blue without you" fashions this Valentine's Day.

Cute Valentine's Day puns courtesy of Kelsy in the clothing department at Smith & Edwards - Thanks Kelsy!

Kids' Camo, Carhartt, and Polypropelene Thermals to stay warm and cool!

Keep 'em Cool in Camo: Kids' Camo!

- posted by Misti Kosoff
Craig Smith in camo hunting gear

My brother looking cool in his camo

My brother Craig buys all the camo for Smith & Edwards. He has a saying that's famous here: "Nothing says COOL like CAMO!"

Back several years ago, most camo was just available in men's sizes. Ladies and kids wore the smallest men's sizes they could find.

Luckily the camo companies got on board, and now not only can you find ladies' camo - both pink camo and ladies' sizes of Kryptek, Realtree, and Mossy Oak patterns - but boys' camo and girls camo, too!

Youth Camo and Carhartt Outdoor Gear

Sam and his big sister Emileigh wanted to help me show you some of the youth camo available at Smith & Edwards. Sam and Emileigh are the son and daughter of Amy, who works at Smith & Edwards in our inventory department. Here they are!

Sam wearing boys' Kryptek camoSam's wearing Kryptek Highlander camo pants and a Kryptek Highlander camo jacket, both from Koda Adventure Gear. Click here to shop kids' camo online.

Emileigh wearing girls' camo jacket with pink hood and Browning camo hatEmileigh's loving this Browning Buckmark ladies' hat. Her Carhartt camo jacket features Realtree Xtra camo on the outside and a pink-lined hood.

Girls' camo jacket with pink liner and ladies Browning camo hatClick here for ladies' camo hats and gear!

Love Carhartt? You can also find camouflage Carhartt in kids' sizes.

Emileigh loves this pink-sleeved girls' Carhartt camo shirt!

Emileigh loves this pink-sleeved Carhartt camo shirt!

Sam with his boys Carhartt sweatshirt and hat

Sam with boys' camo pants and Carhartt brown hoodie

Carhartt always goes well with camo!

Get Sam's Carhartt hat here - it's made in USA and fits kids & adults!

How did we keep Emileigh & Sam warm in a photoshoot below 30 degrees on a cold Utah winter day? A secret from our Surplus department...

Youth Polypropelene from Surplus

That's right, you've been asking for youth-sized polypropelene just like the adult sizes we carry. This stuff is the best for ice fishing, night fishing, layering for other cold activities like hiking, snowshoeing, and even keeping in your emergency gear.

Boys' polypropelene thermals at Smith & Edwards to keep him warm!It's nearly impossible to find youth polypropelene thermals, so when our surplus department got in a shipment, they asked me to tell you about it! Come in and get yours while they last. You can also find them online here with our top cold weather gear picks.

We have brown and black in select tops & bottoms. Both Emileigh and Sam are wearing a size Medium of the polypropelene crew neck shirt and pants.

Cold weather girls' polypropelene thermals to keep her warm!Polypropelene wicks away moisture and continues to retain warmth - even when wet! It's a good insulation materia, very warm, and it's not itchy like wool. Polyproplene launders well, so it's easy to wash and dry.

Polyproplene thermals can be hard to find because it's not as well-known as cotton or polyester! And, it's especially hard to come by polyproplene in kids' sizes, because there's not a high demand for extreme cold weather clothing for children, like there is for the adult sizes. But when you find it, it's the same quality as the adult sizes. As our Surplus manager Ryan Seager told me, this is "Adult quality in KIDS' sizes!"

Plus, these tops & bottoms fold up very compact, especially compared to wool and puffy jackets - so they are great for emergency kits.

Get your polypropelene gear:

Zip Top Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Zip Top Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Crew Neck Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Crew Neck Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Kids Polypropelene Bottoms
Kids Polypropelene Bottoms

Thanks Sam & Emileigh for your help!

Sam and Emileigh modeling camo

Women's Country Winter Outfits - December Inspiration

- posted by Misti Kosoff

Take on winter with the hottest outerwear and cold weather wear from Smith and Edwards. Stay stylish and warm by adding from our selection of gloves, hats, scarves, winter boots and base layers. From fleece jackets to rugged work wear we have you covered.

Winter-Tough in Lilac

Ladies woven CINCH printed blouse and denim CINCH jean. You read that right: LADIES Cinch. Cinch has been a leader in the western industry since its inception. Known for its quality products and innovative designs it is now offering a full line of amazing ladies products.

Jerica wearing ladies' Cinch jeans and shirt

The Ada jean is a mid-rise, relaxed fit premium jean. Made for the active competitor in mind but still fashionably finished. Beautiful finishes and details this is sure to be your next favorite jean.

Jerica in her cotton shirt and Cinch Ada jeans

Jerica in her cotton shirt and Cinch Ada jeans

Carhartt’s sandstone active jacket is the perfect addition to any work wear wardrobe. This quilted lining active jacket comes with knitted nylon sleeves for all day warmth and inside pockets for added utility. In the words of Hamilton Carhartt, "If it carries the name Carhartt, its performance will be legendary."

  • Made of rugged, 12-ounce, 100% cotton sandstone duck
  • Features a quilted flannel lining
  • Triple-stitched main seams
  • Rib-knit cuffs and bottom band
  • Deep pockets allow for extra storage
Bogs will keep you dry all winter long!

Bogs will keep you dry all winter long!

BOGS boots provide a stylish and waterproof solution for winter snow, slush, and mud. One of our most popular brands! (only available in-store).

We love these women's BOGS and Durango boots!

Women's BOGS and Durango boots

Active in Pink & Black

Kelsey wearing Original Cowgirl Hardware

Shop the latest styles of Columbia. The Kruser Ridge Softshell from Columbia is a clean, functional design with wind-cutting, water-shedding capabilities, this women’s softshell jacket will protect you from less-than-savory weather with the kind of timeless style that adapts to any location or situation.

This cowgirl wears a Columbia jacket!Looks great paired with Cowgirl Hardware neon baseball tee. This shirt has it all and looks great with the heavily embellished Miss Me Jeans.

Durango's Pink Breast Cancer Awareness boots

These boots are super cute - and support a worthy cause!

Look great and give to a good cause. Durango will donate $2 for each pair of these Durango Women's Pink Western Boots sold, up to $35,000 annually, to the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund.

These Miss Me bling jeans are so cute!Thanks to Kelsey from the Clothing department and Jerica from the Web department for modeling these looks!

Bunny in the Smith & Edwards yard

Dyeing Rodeo Queen Gear with Rodeo Ink

Right on HUE: Dyeing Rodeo Outfits for Queens with Rodeo Ink

- posted by Jerica Parker

I have always looked at Rodeo Queen contestants and wondered how they got all their outfits to match so perfectly. It's incredible! From their hats, to their boots, and even their horse tack, it is all the same shade.

A frequent question we get asked is, How do I dye my own rodeo queen outfits? So, we asked around to give you the answers.

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If you've ever tried to dye your own rodeo outfits, you've experienced just how hard it really is. Sometimes they can turn out, and other times the whole batch is botched.

So we talked to Ron Hansen, owner of the Rodeo Ink Company. We got the chance to sit down with him and talk to him a little bit about his business Rodeo Ink and dyeing rodeo outfits.

 

 

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Dyeing Rodeo Outfits Q&A

S&E: How did you get started?

Ron: Ever since my little girl started doing rodeo queen contests, I've started dyeing her outfits. Pretty soon, word got out, and I began sending out dye orders for rodeo queens all over the states. It's been 5 years now since I've started, and since Rodeo Ink opened for business.

S&E: What are some common mistakes people will make when dyeing on their own?

Ron: Well, dyeing is kind of a tricky thing. Many times, people don't take into account all the different materials and dyes you have to use to get the same shade on everything. People can very easily can ruin a pair of jeans when dyeing. I hear a lot of “Help me fix this!” and a lot of times, stripping the dye out again is nearly impossible.

So I help people start over. Some good jeans to start with when dyeing are white Wranglers, style 13 or 14, and blank white boots. That way the dye goes on in its pure color, and you’re not overlapping and getting strange colors in the end.

S&E: What does a rodeo queen need dyed?

Ron: Just about everything! That includes shirt, jeans, boots, etc. Even reins, saddle pads, and custom tack. I can dye all those all the same color to match the outfit. Also, I have a contact with someone who does custom jewelry, airbrushing, and more.

S&E: What other events do you do dyeing for?

Ron: I do stuff for high school rodeo queen contestants, horse shows, Western pleasure, Texas stock shows, and even youth competitions - not just high schoolers. Also, I have worked with State Queens and Miss Rodeo America contestants.

Pearl and Perri Douglas for Box Elder County Minnie Princess

Pearl and Perri Douglas for Box Elder County Minnie Princess

 

Ron Hansen with Rodeo InkS&E: What's rodeo queening's effect on families?

Ron: Rodeo Queening is a great program for families. I have been involved in rodeo for more than 30 years and I was a rodeo clown & bull fighter for about 13 years. My whole family has been involved in rodeo for 10 years now and we have learned a lot, and not only about rodeo.

Being involved in rodeo queen pageants teaches kids about responsibility and self-worth, which is something that can help these kids out a lot when growing up.

Now We Know!

Thank you Ron! He gave us some awesome tips and ideas and we hope that those were able to help you as well. He’s got a knack for dyeing and says that he can match any color you send him. He recently added a new gal to help him out during the peak season, where they send out about 10-12 pairs in a week to orders from all across the United States and Canada.

If you would like to get into contact with Ron, or would like to look at some of his work, here you can check out his Rodeo Ink Instagram or his Rodeo Ink Facebook page.

Or, if you are interested in dyeing or other gear, come visit us in Ogden, UT, off I-15 at exit 351 - or, click here for Women’s Jeans, Girls' Jeans, Paracord, and Tack. Looking for white jeans for ladies and girls participating in pageants? Check out this link to our favorite Women's White Jeans and Girls White Jeans.

Explore Country Clothing, Camo, Cowboy Boots & more at Smith & Edwards!

Ladies' country October outfit inspiration

Cool & Cozy for October: Outfit Inspiration

- posted by Misti Kosoff

Now it's October and the days are warm, but the morning and evenings are chilly. With the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting cooler, it's easy to let your mind drift to cozy fall-inspired outfits.

Luckily fall trends are full of functional items that are sure to keep you nice and cozy while looking great, too. Take a look at our country October outfit inspiration & leave a comment telling us what you LOVE!

Warm Fall Days: Flannel, Aztec, & Turquoise Bling

Flannel tee and turquoise jewelry help you stay stylish in cool weather!

This flannel tee and turquoise jewelry help you stay stylish in cool weather!

Flannel shirts are a big fall and winter must-have. You can’t go wrong with a mix of color, pattern, and texture – especially with a flannel shirt that can oftentimes be a standalone piece.

If the early fall days are still too warm for an extra layer, take a page out of the 90's playbook and tie your shirt around your waist for an intentionally laid-back, yet comfortable ensemble!

Aztec detail on this cute plaid shirt

Cute Aztec details pop on the back of this plaid button-up!

DownEast Basics Cami – we've just added the full line of DownEast basic camis, essential tees, 3/4 sleeve essential tees, and long sleeve tees for fall to the clothing department here at Smith & Edwards. The brand speaks for itself. $9.99

Derek Heart Flannel Shirt – this is what the flannel trend is all about… double pocket, button up, roll tab sleeve, Aztec screen back, fun colors that pop. $14.99

Justin ladies' lace booties

Justin® Lace Booties - Who wouldn’t love these amazing lace booties? There is so many fun ways to wear them; with leggings, pants tucked in, cuffed pants, with a dress, layered with socks or with just your bare legs. So cute and on trend for fall!

Miss Me lace jeans and turquoise belt complete the outfit!

Miss Me lace-pocket jeans and a turquoise belt to match your bracelet complete the outfit!

Miss Me® Jeans – one of our top denim brands at amazing prices! $79.99

Cold Autumn Nights: Stormy Kromer Hat & Jacket

Cold weather's no reason to stay home: stay warm in the football stands with a smart hat & fitted coat.

Jerica modeling a stormy October outfit: Stormy Kromer hat & Columbia Jacket

Columbia® Jacket – We carry an extensive line of men’s, women’s, and kids Columbia outerwear. This jacket is perfect for fall transitioning into winter…light weight and down filled, it provides plenty of warmth without the bulk. This jacket is water resistant and equipped with a built-in hood. Fun fashionable styling and amazing colors… it will be your go-to jacket. $119.95

Turquoise earrings and Stormy Kromer hat for fall

This cream wool Stormy Kromer hat is the "Button Up" model, and is made in America!

 

Top it off with all these fun accessories - jewelry by Silver Strike, stylish cream-colored, woolen, cotton-lined hat by Stormy Kromer -  and you will be stylish and comfortable.

Get the fire started and warm up a nice cup of hot chocolate. We are here to outfit you for fall. These accessories, jeans, boots & tops are available here in-store at Smith & Edwards, off I-15 exit 351 in Ogden, Utah. Come explore our huge clothing department!

Special thanks to Jerica from our Web department for modeling these outfits!

Explore Country Clothing, Camo, Cowboy Boots & more at Smith & Edwards!

Back to School Fashion at Smith & Edwards

Fresh Tees & Jeans They'll Love: Back to School Fashion!

- posted by Misti Kosoff

Smith & Edwards... you're already here for your last-minute Camping gear and Canning supplies, so bring your children on your next trip for colorful shoes, embellished tees, and the perfect jeans in Back to School fashion.

Send your kids back to school in styles they'll love, for less!

For Her: Prints & Embellishments

Aztec Pants for Girls Back to School

Aztec Print Pants look cute in any color!

Following what's hot in the junior department, these darling Aztec "jogger" pants paired with a not-so-basic, embellished top will have her looking stylish and cute.

Raglan Girls Back to School outfits

Colorful shoes are IN!

These fun raglan solid tops are fun paired with awesome Z.Cavaricci jeggings and bright colorful Skecher shoes.

Skinny jeans for Girls

Cute embellishments on jeans are a must!

These pants are sure to be her "go-to" jeans. Great fit, great price, and cute to boot!

Animal Shirts for Back to School

And back to school shopping wouldn't be complete without a fuzzy Frenchy (bulldog) or Rocky (racoon) sweater.

And what abouit these cute guys? We've got them covered too...

For Him: Strong in Stylish Basics

 

Plaid boys' shirts for back to school

Plaid just isn't a basic anymore. Here we have plaid shirts with some of our Wrangler 20XTREME jeans. The 20X label is all about the contemporary fashion looks and fits. A brand you can count on for quality at a great price.

Striped boys shirts for Back to School

Boys' back to school fashion

Don't forget a fun henley striped top or solid v-neck super soft tee. What's hot in young men's is hot for boys too. He'll find what he needs here.

Save on Back to School Today!

Smith & Edwards' Back to School sale features savings from boys' clothing, girls' clothing, and the shoe department - you don't want to miss these fun styles and great prices!

You can shop the sale from August 17 - 29th, just in time for Weber School District and all our local schools starting this month.

Plus... you can win a $100 shopping spree for your back to school shopping at Smith & Edwards! Just click below to enter to win!

 

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Women's Rodeo outfit inspo from Smith & Edwards

Cool in Blue: Fun Women's Rodeo Outfits

- posted by Misti Kosoff

Rodeo season is gearing up! So for both the serious competitor and the die-hard rodeo fan, we have the rodeo apparel you need, to get you noticed.

Kelsey from our Clothing department helped us out by modeling both of these outfits - thanks, Kelsey!

Stay cool in blue with these fun women's rodeo outfits by rodeo fan favorites: Wrangler, Cowgirl Tuff, and Rock 47.

Rodeo Fan Outfit

Kelsey modeling our fun Rodeo Fan look

This fun Cowgirl Tuff printed tee is perfect for the rodeo or everyday. Top it off with a 6X Seratelli hat!

For cheering in the stands or after the competition, the Cowgirl Tuff cap sleeve v-neck t-shirt is a fun compliment to any jean. I have this one in my closet!

Wrangler Sadie jeans are a great choice for the rodeo!

These Sadie jeans from Wrangler look great - you're ready to have FUN!

Wrangler's Booty UP Sadie jeans are everything that any woman wants in one jean. These jeans lift and define the seat - which is flattering, but doesn't compromise comfort. The right blend of cotton, polyester and spandex make them just downright comfy.

Rodeo Competitor Outfit

Rock 47 Cotton Woven top is perfect for breakaway or barrels!

Gorgeous cobalt stitching and cobalt & silver sparkles make this shirt stand out.

Gorgeous cobalt stitching and cobalt & silver sparkles make this cotton shirt stand out.

Rock 47 women's rodeo shirt

This Rock 47 shirt features black gem-cut snaps on the sleeves and front, with a top button.

This Wrangler Rock 47 embroidered and embellished woven long sleeve cotton top is the perfect combination of style and flash. It features diamond blue stitching on both the front and the back around blue and silver rhinestone spots.
Kelsey at Smith & Edwards models this Rock 47 and Wrangler outfit

Look cool in blue as you do breakaway or barrels with this tough-but-cute outfit. Pair with matching cowboy boots like blue-stitched Ariat Pro Baby Flame boots.

Top it off with a 6X Seratelli hat. Then, accessorize with jewelry & cowboy boots. Kelsey picked the Ariat Pro Baby Flame boots - you can get yours online here!

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Women's Rodeo Outfit from Smith & Edwards