While you may not consider yourself a cowgirl at heart, the season’s trends beg to differ. On the Spring 2017 runways, Western influences reigned supreme, with leather and fringe stealing the spotlight. As we transition into early spring, draw your cues from the catwalks and connect with your inner country gal. Even if you’re heading into the office (as opposed to the ranch), look no further than these tips for rocking this trend now.
For brunch or a casual Saturday afternoon of shopping, try stepping out in all-white cowgirl outfit (as spotted at Rodarte). The look of an ivory leather jacket detailed with silver studs and long fringe accents can easily transport you to your favourite Western flick. Pair your jacket with a pair of matching leather trousers, and prepare to hit your local watering hole in style.
Once the work week rolls around, trade in your leather bomber jacket for a fringed black vest and a sheer black blouse (as seen at Elie Saab). Accessorize with flared trousers, aviators and an embellished mini handbag for a finishing touch which can elevate your edgy cowgirl outfit to new levels.
Western inspired fashion may fit in well at the stable, but you no longer have to be in the saddle to get the look. For a rebellious and urban take on the trend, turn to the Coach 1941 runway. Style a red floral print frock with a mini fringed vest in black vest. Add a suede handbag in a neutral hue, a pair of chunky studded boots and a choker necklace to turn your cowgirl gear into a night out statement.
Photos: Vogue Runway