Fringes, patterns, and the classic flare — Western wear is back as in-style yet again this season. Originating from a mix of Native American and historic American Western cultures of the 19th century, the present-day take on boots, denim, hats, and more upgrade the everyday outfit to something that separates your look from the others. In this article, we will provide you with most popular Western wear trends, along with which staple Western pieces you need to add to your closet.
To give off a Western look, you need the right pieces to make it come together. Check out these Western trends to add to your wardrobe:
An incredible staple and a nice twist to Western fashion, snakeskin boots add a classic print to take your outfit to the next level. These boots — whether cowboy, Chelsea, or Harris style of boot — dress up your attire for a nice evening out or fun with friends, and rightly so; you’ll want to be seen in these.
Known for its Native American origins and later for its appearances at the rodeo, the fringe jacket provides a vintage touch to your appearance. A brown suede jacket blends with the colors of the fall and a black leather jacket gives flare and will set you apart in a crowd.
The cowboy boot is back, and it has brought variety to the wardrobe yet again. A perfect match with denim and neutral tones, this can be played up with its size — up to or beyond the knee for a bolder look or a smaller boot to add to your style in a way that highlights the other pieces you’re wearing.
Denim is a great addition to just about any outfit. With a denim jacket to accompany your look, you add a timeless staple piece that keeps things casual with your ensemble. Popular for their versatility and durability, a denim jacket paired with denim jeans gives off a Western aesthetic. Even a simple, baggy denim jacket added to a favorite dress or shirt can help keep things casual while sharpening your Western look.
The buckle doesn’t have to be big to be Western. When the thick belt with the embroidered buckle is too much for your style, using a slim, leather belt can take care of the job. Fitting the form best on a high- or mid-waisted jean, a black or brown leather belt with a medium buckle can accompany your outfit with subtlety, all while keeping your outfit true to the Western trend.
It’s safe to say that out West, cowboy hats are highly unlikely to go out of style. But for those of us who don’t live in the West, now is the time to partake in this trend while it lasts. You can keep it small and chic with a neutral suede hat — a great way to pull together your outfit with this finishing touch — or liven things up with a leather cowboy hat for an edgier spin on Western style.
Your look is uniquely you, and this season’s Western trend can help add to your attire. With these staple pieces and to sharpen your wardrobe, you’ll exude Western style even if you’re not from the West.
Can you think of any other Western style staples you should add to your closet? Or any certain ways to wear these styles? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below – thanks!