This season designers are OBSESSED with the Wild Wild West Western aesthetic.
It’s EVERYWHERE! Fringe, studs and revamped cowboy boots practically ruled the Fall 2018 runways. For weeks and weeks…. and weeks I’ve been talking about how BIG the Western trend really is and some of the feedback I’ve been getting is mixed. It’s either “I Love it, Yee-haw” or “I could never pull that off”.
This post is for the nay-sayers, the trend-a-phobic and the “what do I do with that”ers.
The biggest concept you need to embrace for this and really any season is that Trends are Fluid. I can’t express this enough. Trends are meant to be combined and mixed. You don’t have to go head to toe with just one trend.
You can take elements from the Western trend and incorporate it into your own personal style without going full Rhinestone Cowgirl. You can do western with an edge or western with a side of office. The options are endless when you open your thought process up to the possibilities.
Unexpected combinations make for the most interesting looks! Just when you thought you couldn’t wear a fitted “office appropriate” pencil skirt with cowboy boots, think again. Mixing up Western elements with other trends gives your look that stylized feel.
Just because it’s Western, doesn’t mean that you have to strictly adhere to cowgirl elements. A Western belt paired with a pleated maxi oozes Southwestern Boho style already but adding in brightly colored boots and a multi-tone top to the look screams modern and versatile.
One of the main staples of the Western trend is a pair of cowboy boots. This season designers have taken a gazillion modern approaches to this classic Americana footwear. From glitter boots to mixed textiles, knee-high to ankle there is a cowboy boot out there this season for everyone!
Create something county fair sweet with a flouncy dress and knee high cowboy boots or something a little more edgy with sparkly boots, a western bag and a moto-jacket.
It’s up to YOU!
How will you wear Western this season?
What I’m wearing: Balmain Leather Moto Jacket | ASOS Blouse | Bandana | Elie Tahari Animal Print Skirt | Coach Dreamer Signature Canvas with Tattoo Handbag | Donald Pliner DARLA Glitter Suede Boot | Kate Young x Tura Sunglasses |
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