Spring is here and that means FAIR SEASON! Carnivals and Rodeos are traveling around to local County Fairs, and everyone is getting nostalgic for this annual festivity. Here in the desert, our County Fair happens in April, which means it’s already pretty hot outside. Hats and sunglasses are a common fashion thread, as well as necessity, and can be seen on virtually every person wandering around the fair grounds. The rest of the fashion statements, well, they can be pretty interesting! But whether you’re choosing to dress up, or go comfortably casual, you can do them both in style!

Fair time means CARNIVAL! Which is usually the favorite place for teens and tweens to hang out with their friends. So many fun colors can be found in the carnival area, you really can’t go wrong with what you wear. But in order to enjoy the rides and games, it can be best to keep it simple and casual. Don’t worry, simple and casual can still be stylish and cute! This would be the perfect place to wear your shorts, sandals, and cute spring colored graphic t’s.

And as most of you know, gingham is huge in the fashion world this year. For some reason, gingham always seems appropriate for fair time. It just feels a little old-fashioned country! I just love this gingham sundress from modcloth, paired with an adorable floppy sunhat and wedges! It’s the perfect outfit for strolling around the fair with candy apples in hand.

Fair time is a great time to show off those “Country Roots”. I often see people who wouldn’t consider themselves to be “cowgirls”, getting in on the excitement of the rodeo by sporting cowboy boots and hats. Not only are they practical, but they can be super cute!

Carnivals, fairs, and rodeos can be an awesome backdrop for sessions! The trick is getting there during a time when the crowds aren’t so huge. You may talk to your local fair office about possibly arranging a time during the set up process, or coming a little before opening. Some places are awesome about it, and sometimes you’re left with just having to figure it out during regular hours. But non-the-less, there are so many cute possibilities for photos! If you have a fair, carnival, or rodeo themed session that you would like to have featured on the blog, please share! Email us at info@seniorsstyleguide.com with the subject “Inspired by Shoot” for a possible feature on the blog! We want to be inspired by YOU!




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