Western themed clothes are having a moment in the fashion world. Western clothes appeared on the runway last year, but this fall, they are all the rage. Obviously western clothes are always in style in certain parts of the country, but when they start appearing on a runway, they are trending. I must admit, I've never been a huge fan of western wear. Probably because I live in a area where a lot of people wear cowboy boots and, well, I'm a city girl at heart. But, I enjoy once in awhile stepping outside my comfort zone and wearing something different.
When my husband and I were on vacation last week, we went to an old western town called Deadwood. I thought, "What better time to experiment with the western wear trend?". I did not want to buy anything new, since it's not my style and I knew I wouldn't get much use out of western clothes; so I just pulled together some items already in my closet to create this western look.
Western and Bohemian styles are very closely related. In fact, google western clothes and a lot of bohemian styles will pop up. So when putting together my outfit, I picked an embroidered bohemian dress from Francesca's from my closet. I then added a denim vest for what's more western than denim?
For jewelry, I chose a denim choker and a blue stone bracelet that I actually picked up in a western gift shop in Colorado on a previous vacation.
I do not own cowboy boots, but I do own these cute suede booties with fringe on them. Suede and fringe have a very western feel.
My cross body bag is the only truly western item in my outfit. The bag I picked up at the same western gift shop in Colorado that I got my bracelet.
The closest thing I had to a cowboy hat was this brown felt hat with a braided trim; but it worked! It finished my western look.
In a town like Deadwood, I fit in quite well wearing this western outfit. But I would not want to be walking in downtown Chicago dressed like this. If I changed the shoes, lost the hat, and just carried the western bag, it would be more appropriate for a city western look.
How To Wear Western Fashion Tips:
Wear only one or two western pieces in your outfit.
Wear a western print.
Wear suede or denim, with a western piece or accessory.
Add something with fringe to your outfit.
And now for some western fashion inspiration from Pinterest to help give you more ideas of how to incorporate western fashion into your outfit without looking like a cowgirl.
Western Belt & Jewelry
This is a beautiful western outfit without looking over the top. Her only two western pieces are the necklace and belt, but combined with the denim and striped shirt, and she is rocking a western look.
Here is a obvious western print on a clothing item that definitely is not western: the kimono. But the print, when combined with jeans and some western accessories gives a cool western vibe with a boho touch.
Boho Clothes With Western Accents
These lovely ladies are giving a boho vibe with their clothes, but their accessories are western. I love the fun bag with the fur and feather accents.
Wear Only A Western Print
Maybe western accessories aren't for you, but you do want to join in on the western fun, well, just wear a top with a fun western print.
Wear Western Colors With Fringe
I absolutely love this cardigan. It incorporates all the colors you'd expect to find in a western landscape, plus it has the fringe.
Maybe you're like me and western wear isn't your thing, but you still want to be up on the trends, just wear western style jewelry or carry a western bag.
Turquoise is the color of the west. You can not enter one gift shop in the west without seeing a ton of turquoise jewelry. If you want to embrace this western trend, wear something turquoise!
So what about you? Is western wear a trend you will be embracing this fall? I'd love to hear from you!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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