Just look at the Fashion channels. It’s ALL OVER! Fringe, studs, and revisited cowboy boots virtually rule the runways and the streets. However, the response has been mixed. Some people say, “I love it, Yee-haw,” while others say, “I could never pull that off.” Well, this post is for the sceptics, the trend-averse, and the “what do I do with that?” types.
The most important concept to remember for this season, and really any season, is that trends are fluid. Trends should be combined and mixed. You don’t have to go all-in on a single trend. You can incorporate elements of the Western trend into your own personal style without going full Rhinestone Cowgirl.
You can do a western with an edge or a western with an office side. When you open up your thought process to the possibilities, the styling options are endless. The most interesting looks are created by combining unexpected elements! Think again if you thought you couldn’t wear a fitted “office-appropriate” pencil skirt with cowboy boots.
Combining pure western clothing with other trends gives your look a fun and expressionistic feel. Not to mention, it’s a way of creating your own unique wardrobe that sets you apart from the rest!
The jacket is the most eye-catching way to incorporate western elements into your wardrobe. A suede jacket will be an excellent choice because it is a must-have Western-inspired luxury garment. These jackets typically have double chest pockets and are often embellished with fringe on the front and back yoke as well as down the sleeves.
A similar-fit denim jacket is another good option for incorporating the western trend into your look. Levi Strauss invented it for western labourers to provide them with clothing that was durable enough for the work they were doing. Denim jackets are still very popular today, and not just among fans of western fashion.
Pure Western Jeans
Bernard “Rodeo Ben” Lichtenstein, a tailor from Philadelphia known for designing the clothes of rodeo stars and singing cowboys such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, created Wranglers’ “Cowboy Cut” jeans in 1947.
Cowboy-inspired jeans as is the rest of the purewestern clothes collection are an excellent addition to any wardrobe, whether you prefer the western look or not. Some people prefer to live in them, whereas others who have a different lifestyle that necessitates more formal attire will find these jeans suitable for wearing on their days off in a combination with their cowboy boots.
Western Style Shirt
A western shirt is a traditional piece of western attire. It has a stylised yoke on the front and back that usually fits around the neck and shoulders. Originally, a yoke was intended to provide support for the shirt’s looser parts. It is now increasingly decorated as a distinguishing feature of a western dress shirt.
To reflect the workwear nature of the western style, western shirts typically have long sleeves and are made of chambray, denim, tartan, or brushed flannel fabric. Over the front shoulders, they are often decorated with contrasting piping, embroidered patterns, or fabric patches, and they have double front pockets and snap buttons. Choose a longer cut and wear the shirt tucked in, as traditional cowboys would.
A traditional cowboy boot is made of cowhide leather and features a stacked heel, a round pointed toe and a high shaft. The “roper” style is a newer design with a low heel and a shorter boot shaft that ends above the ankle but before the middle of the calf. Modern cowboy and cowgirl boots come in a variety of colours and can be made of “exotic” skins such as alligator, snake, or ostrich. They are similar to lace-less shoes with pointed toes. I recommend wearing western boots with straight jeans in a looser fit.
If you are unsure how to wear cowboy boots, you can substitute them with leather or suede Chelsea boots. They look like cowboy boots and have pointed toes, so they have an Old West feel to them easily combined with your purewestern clothes pieces.
Many people envision a cowboy hat when they hear the word “cowboy.” It is widely regarded as the definitive piece of Old West clothing. Cowboy hats have a high crown and a wide brim, which can be flat or shaped. Because they are made of straw, felt, or leather, you can wear them in both warm and cold weather.
Today, you can find hats in any colour, but the most common are brown and black, or shades of beige. Modern cowboy hats frequently feature a decorative hatband that can be embellished with studs, beads, conchos, or stitching. Explore a wide range of cowboy hats, belts, and other accessories, and make sure to try them out because not all will look flattering. This way you can easily find your favourite countryside element and swear by it.