In case you haven’t noticed, things have been going full Little House on the Prairie over here lately- the retro Western-meets-Victorian Prairie trend has swept me off me feet.
What was once the silhouette of choice for Flea Market aficionados now has gone full on mainstream with designers such as Coach, ERDEM and Gucci sending models down the SS19 Runways clad in all things Prairie. Shrimps Spring 2019 Collection even features a beaded bag with a literal ode to Little House on the Prairie.
So, what’s special about this style, aside from the joy the ruffles, detailed sleeves and petite prairie floral prints will bring to your life? This agrarian influenced trend with roots in the seventies is form meets function at its very best. It’s so easy to wear, looks great on every body type, every age, is light and airy yet chic and retro and it has all year round wearability!
Edge it up by combining it with street-style elements or westernize it by adding cowboy boots. Layer it for fall and pair with sandals for summer. Mixing Prairie prints is easier than mixing the Granimals you wore as a kid. They pretty much all stay in a relatively similar color palette so when you combine them it creates a calico clad dream.
What’s REALLY fantastic about this trend is that you can seamlessly blend high with low, vintage with bespoke! H&M’s current Conscious Collection is an on-a-budget prairie loving gals’ wonderland and this bespoke skirt I’m wearing was crafted by Etsy Shop Owner Urban Prairie Girl– she custom makes skirts to your measurements with textiles she has gathered in her world travels.
I’m so all-in on this trend that who knows, you may see me next week in my OOTD photos feeding farm animals or raising a barn.
To get you started on the Urban Prairie Life here are a few brands to check out The Vampire’s Wife, DOEN, Ulla Johnson, Batsheva, Shrimps.
What I’m Wearing: Custom Prairie Skirt from Urban Prairie Girl | Ulla Johnson Blouse | Chloe Sandals | Vintage Belt| Vintage Saddlebag|
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