Oh yes… Dig out your Ponchos, dust of your Cowboy boots – the Western Trend is back!!!
I know what you’re thinking -“‘How do I wear this trend without looking like I have stepped off the set of ‘Wild Wild West’?”, but the key to this micro trend is detailing and texture – not head-to-toe Daisy Duke!
Let’s start with the denim shirt – not so scary – a staple piece in a lot of wardrobes. This basic shirt is now taking on new branches with stud detailing, tipped collars and South American influence embroideries – a la Isabel Marant’s yoked cowgirl shirt. Kate Bosworth teamed the Marant shirt with denim cut offs for a casual, sexy look for this year’s Coachella Festival.
Check out Zara’s take of the trend with this cute horse print shirt with contrast yoke detailing on the shoulders, €39.95 in store now.
Feeling a little braver? Ankle boots are a key item for this AW12 and Topshop’s range of Cowboy boots are set to excite even the most timid of dressers!!
This trend also has a sweet and playful aspect with the use of colours and Aztec prints. See the beautiful Whitney Port below sporting these cute Navajo shorts and Beyonce in funky printed boots and matching circular bag.
So whether it be a blanket poncho, fringed leather jacket or the customary cowboy hat, be sure to have fun with this trend when incorporating it into your wardrobe.