Are you ready to put some wild west into your wardrobe? Western-style clothing is big for Fall 2018. From snakeskin and cowboy booties to fringe, saddle bags and prairie dresses, it’s all things cowgirl that’s cool right now. I’ve rounded up some of the latest looks for you with tips on how to wear the western trend without looking like you belong in a rodeo.
1. Mix Classic with Cowgirl
Fall’s western trend isn’t about looking like a ranch hand in an oversized plaid shirt and dusty jeans. It’s about stepping up in the saddle in an urban cowgirl look that is refined, polished and even a little bit edgy.
The best way to get this elevated Western look is to mix classic with cowgirl. For example, start with a dramatic statement piece like this rustic blanket cardigan. Edged in super chunky fringe with roll-up sleeves, it resembles a favorite vintage blanket.
You can layer this blanket topper with a plain, crisp white shirt, or take it a step further and go with a classic, white shirt with a ruffled yoke to emphasize the cowgirl vibe. Shiny, slick cowboy booties and a refined bucket bag keep the look classy not costumey.
2. Try a Western Accent Piece
If you are not willing to go all the way and ride into the sunset in this look, then there are lots of ways to still have a bit of fun with the western trend.
Western-themed accessories are easy to add to your wardrobe and don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg if you shop around. Look for things like western inspired scarves, antique looking jewelry, fringed bags, and the latest cowgirl booties. (White cowgirl booties are especially hot at the moment because they are an interesting mix of wild west and space age.)
You can wear a single western accessory or even a few depending on your style. Pair them with your favorite basics like cropped jeans and a chunky sweater. I love this ribbed on in this earthy country color.
3. Give a Floral Dress an Edgy Western Look
Another easy way to get fall’s western look is to take a floral dress and wear it with some vampy cowgirl pieces. Here’s what I mean. Start with a floral dress – short or maxi, with a small to medium traditional floral print. Dark floral prints are especially popular at the moment and are a good starting point because a dark black background makes a floral print automatically more city slicker.
Pair your floral dress with some sexy cowboy boots ( a pointy toe is always sexier than a round toe), and a minimalist tooled leather bag. That’s all you need to get the western vibe. Now giddy up and go get’em, cowgirl!