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CLN NFR Fashion Tip #2 – Make a fashion statement, Be bold. Be brave. Be YOU with Boot Rugs.

Stop traffic, and make a fashion statement at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December with Boot Rugs as your centerpiece!

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a display of fashion.  The abundance of Cowboy Christmas shopping across town, the industry publications devoted to the topic and the Miss Rodeo America pageant all spotlight the latest trends.  I have spent the last year working with Britt at Gotta B Country Style ( to help me learn the wardrobe basics and art of accessorizing outfits.    
This year I discovered the gem, Boot Rugs. They are an alternative to packing a dozen boots for a two-week trip.  The color combinations that Boot Rugs offer are vibrant.  Each collection is uniquely designed making a fashion statement for the consumer.  
“Boot Rugs are wearable art. You can use these to accentuate your jewelry pieces. One creative thing about wearing fashion is putting a spin on your outfits,” shared, Joy Higgins, Boot Rugs founder, and creator.
This year the new Boschsuero collection will be ready in time for the WNFR. The collection features Aztec inspired designs. “Boot Rugs are designed with hand-woven fabrics, tapestries, leather fringe, and authentic hides. We’ve designed them to be such a part of the boot and fit over the heel,” explained Higgins.
Higgins noted that her customers style their Boot Rugs with dresses, shorts, and even wear them with jeans, t-shirts and ball caps.  “We love our product.  It’s so fun to see people styling them. It’s something that can make a statement without having to speak. People just stop you and ask you about them,” continued Higgins  
The pictures on really inspired me to bring my Wrangler denim dress so I can mix and match Boot Rugs with outfits during the WNFR.  A bonus is Boot Rugs easily slip over boots or buckle around the top of the boot for a snug fit.  
Before you cook Thanksgiving Dinner make sure you’ve ordered your Boot Rugs online so you can wear them at the WNFR too.  A great place to show them off is dancing at Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

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Gretchen Kirchmann is a veteran journalist covering a variety of events across the country each year. She founded Kirchmann Media Group in 2009 and works as a marketing consultant with a forte for the western lifestyle industry, festivals, fairs and rodeo world. Her work includes 15 national communication awards plus coverage of Nashville's CMT Awards and CMA Fanfest. A favorite assignment was attending the all cast reunion of the Dukes of Hazard in 2006 and 2007 at Dukesfest. In December you will find her covering the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Miss Rodeo America pageant live from Las Vegas. Her favorite color is orange, favorite song "Rocky Top" and she loves to dance especially clogging.

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