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24 Easy Ways to Embrace the Rise of Western Wear

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Western dressing has been floating in the ether for about a year now. Ever since Raf Simons took over at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, he’s been championing Western flair as part of his vision of Americana. Phoebe Philo’s Celine — that bastion of taste — showed dresses with black cowboy boots last fall and revisited the trend again last Spring. Fendi and Isabel Marant have also embraced cowboy boots as the new status shoe. It’s helped by the rise of Prairie dressing, as seen at Danish favorite Ganni, where the #GanniGirls wear blousy dresses with bold cowboy boots.

Full-on cowboy is a bit of an intimidating look, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve rounded up 24 best ways to embrace the trend without looking like an extra in Westworld.

The Belt

A big buckle can change the entire vibe of your outfit.

ASOS Curve Elastic Western Waist Belt
$11 at ASOS

Available in sizes 16–20.

Glamorous White Western Belt
$12 at ASOS

Available in sizes S–L.

ASOS Design Leather Western Tipped Waist and Hip Belt In Old Gold
$13 at ASOS

Available in sizes XXS–L.

The Shirt

Whether it’s all-out embroidery or just a simple pearl snap, the Western shirt is all about the details. Pick your favorite below.

Foxcroft Jena Faux Suede Shirt
$108 at Nordstrom

Available in sizes 14W–24W.

Floral Flowy Shirt
$60 at Mango

Available in sizes 10–18.

Treasure & Bond Satin Western Shirt
$47 at Nordstrom

Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

Chest-Pocket Check Shirt
$80 at Mango

Available in sizes 2–8.

Sanctuary Work Shirt
$90 at Nordstrom

Available in sizes 1X–3X.

Calvin Klein Jeans EST. 1978 Denim Western Shirt
$220 at Need Supply Co.

Available in sizes XS–M.

Divine Heritage Western Lace Blouse
$295 at Intermix

Available in sizes P–L.

Nanushka Seymour Denim Shirt
$310 at Nordstrom

Available in sizes XS–L.

The Boots

The most important part of any Western look. So many brands have done iterations on cowboy boots that it’s easy to find ones that feel chic and not corny. Pair them with a prairie dress or wide-leg jeans for an effortless look — no horse required.

Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots
$170 at Mango

Available in sizes 6–9.5.

Rebecca Minkoff Kaiegan Leather Cowboy Boots
$228 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Available in sizes 5–11.

Toga Pulla Western Boot in Beige
$690 at Need Supply Co.

Available in sizes 6.5–8.

Isabel Marant Dawyna Western Leather Ankle Boot
$780 at Matches Fashion

Available in sizes 35 FR–41 FR.

The Outerwear

Jackets and shawls are paramount in the wild, wild West (it gets cold at night for a cowpoke.) Go for a leather jacket, an embroidered piece, or a cozy poncho.

Wool Blanket Poncho
$100 at & Other Stories

One size.

ASOS Design Western Embroidered Jacket
$103 at ASOS

Available in sizes 0–14.

Fringe Biker Jacket
$150 at Mango

Available in sizes XS–XL.

Leather Western Jacket by Boutique
$475 at Topshop

Available in sizes 0–14.

The Finishing Touches

If there’s one thing a cowboy loves, it’s accessories. Seriously: John Wayne was always kitted out in a hat, scarf, vest, and badge. (Sure, it was a sheriff’s badge, but still!) Any of these will add intrigue to any look. And bolos are back, so dive on in.

Petra Round Felt Hat
$40 at Topshop
Braided Bolo Tie Necklace
$10 at Urban Outfitters
Canvas Jewelry Lariat Necklace
$38 at Nordstrom
See by Chloé Hana Mini Leather Saddle Bag
$295 at Saks Fifth Avenue
AllSaints Mori Leather Crossbody Bag
$298 at Nordstrom

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24 Easy Ways to Embrace the Rise of Western Wear