Western Trend, But Make It Fashion
We all love a good fashion moment, but there are some trends that tend to skew more costume than chic. And western is one of them. The key to incorporating this trend into everyday wear is to integrate western elements with your current staples. Think your go-to jeans, a crewneck sweater or button up shirt. The good news is western fashion tends to be neutral so it’s actually easy to wear. And while I wouldn’t recommend wearing the trend head-to-toe, I break my own rule for the 4th look.
The best way to dip your toe into any trend is to start with accessories. A chocolate brown belt with western buckle and grommet details give a nod to the trend. This classic Chelsea boot is so narrow and pointed it reads western when paired with other accessories.
The high-rise and below the knee silhouette, faux-suede, rich chocolate and gold accents all give this skirt a western vibe. I’ve paired with a classic black turtle neck and a saddle silhouette purse, two items you probably already have in your closet.
This duster coat reminds me of old school western. Opt for a bow blouse which you can tie in full bow for extra western points or classic knot to keep the look more elevated. When you think about incorporating colour into the look a good rule of thumb is whatever colours you see in nature in the Fall, think forest green, burnt orange or in this outfit a stunning rusty red. And of course we can’t talk western without a little fringe.
Western, but make it fashion. Embroidery details, chain mail belt with western buckle and of course, cowboy boots. When it comes to cowboy boots look for a boot in a neutral, and then treat it like any other ankle boot in your closet.
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