The wild west is continuing its takeover of our closets, and this style has never looked better! Western wear has been trending for several years, and the style of 2021 is full of fun surprises that will add flavor to anyone’s wardrobe.
What’s the Style?
You don’t have to be visiting Nashville (the esteemed city of country music) to dress like you’re from the wild-wild-west. Saddle up and get ready to giddy up into the freshest get-up this season: western wear. Accessories are a must for this trend. Don’t forget to grab some cowboy boots for walking, a hat for the rodeo, and a belt with all of the buckle details.
The western wear style of this season is equipped with fringe, cow print, straight-cut jeans, and prairie dresses. Classic western elements marry modern looks with a western flare. Grab some suede, denim, and cow spotted fabric, and get ready to get inspired.
Fringe is a big part of this trend and is easy to incorporate into outfits whether you want it to make a big or a small impact. Add fringe to jackets, dresses, and pants for a look with a lot of movement. An accent pocket or area is a small way to add a little flare. Accessories like handbags or even fringe on a cowboy hat are ways to subtly get in on the trend. Now, for those that want to embrace the fringe, check out the fringe-tastic free patterns below.
Animal print finds its way into every season, and this season is all about the realistic cow and western-inspired prints. Instead of the typical black and white cow color combo seen in pictures or prints from the past, this season’s cow print incorporates brown and white for a more realistic combo. Cow print achieves the western style with minimal effort. Cargo pants in this print are trendy, while a cardigan or t-shirt is more wearable to incorporate the trend.
Want an even easier way to get the western look? Grab some straight-legged denim or make your own, then create an all-denim look. Layer up denim pieces selecting denim in worn-in looking washes for a very lived-in vibe that you probably already have in your closet.
Get very, “Little House on the Prairie,” by incorporating a prairie dress with dainty florals, ruffles, and delectable necklines. There’s plenty of pattern inspiration from where that came from. High necks, ruffles, and midi-length dresses make for a modern take on a very classic style from the 1940s.
You may not be riding into the literal wild west, but with the western trend, you can look like you’re about to ride in on your trusty steed to stir up some dust and tons of fun. Get experimental with utility-inspired styles and worn-in looks made for making a fashion statement.
What western style detail is your favorite?