Strut to Street: Urban Cowgirl
This city girl bought her first pair of cowboy boots over a decade ago and has worn them one time since….so to say that western wear is generally not my go to would be an understatement, but this season I’m all in! Doing a head to toe western look isn’t my shtick but I’m all about adding influences from the wild west. There are so many ways to take elements of a trend and add them into your wardrobe without going hook, line and sinker. You can take a trend and allow parts of it to evolve into your closet in a way that suits your personality and compliments your lifestyle.
The runways have been full of nods to the western roots. So for me and how I would enjoy this trend is that urban cowgirl feeling, still fashion and still feminine but with the touches of the trend. This is great for you, babes, who want to rock this look without going full country girl. All the pieces I am wearing for this look can be worn to work or on the weekends as you normally style yourself…but when you add them all in together, it gives me those western vibes. Fringe, glitzy jacquard fabrics, ruffles, distressing, studs and animal hide type prints are all things to look for in pieces and accessories when you want to achieve this look.
One great must have piece for this look, that is also a big trend right now, is the belt. Don’t be scared to wear belts! They can really add a statement to a look and be a great budget friendly way to add in a trend. You can even pair your western belt with a more feminine or chic dress to give it that little bit of something special and unique without your outfit looking like you just crawled out of a Pinto Ranch fall catalog. In addition to belts, shoes are another fabulous way to add a little “Deep in the Heart of Texas” flare to your wardrobe. There are countless brands adding southwestern feels to their designs, especially in boots and the very trend mules.
So, grab the bull by the horns and go add some of these fun trends into your wardrobe this season! I think you will fall in love with it just as much as I have. And trust me, this is definitely something new for my wardrobe!
Not your typical white button down…
When selecting your layers, grab something that is unique. this bcbgeneration ruffle top is just that! It makes for a great under piece, for layering, but is fabulous when it stands alone as well!
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