If Stetson hats, leather chaps, and concho belts come to mind when you think Western wear, let us put your mind at ease: This is not that look. The spring trend—which recently appeared on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Céline, and Coach—is less a direct interpretation and more a nod to cowboy culture and Americana. Think embroidered suede, fringe, patchwork, and prairie-inspired dresses. Sounds perfect for music festival season, right? And not just that—the look is on-point for all those backyard barbecues and summer road trips too! As such, we enlisted the help of It model Taylor Hill to show us seven cool ways to wear the trend now.
Tuck a micro-floral-print blouse into high-waisted jeans with a knotted, slim leather belt for a modern take on classic cowgirl style.
Credits: Cacharel blouse (similar style); Levi’s jeans.
Reference the Victorian-era West with a high neckline.
Credits: Jonathan Simkhai Fringe-Trimmed Cotton Peplum Top ($350).
Add a bit of toughness to your look with leather shorts.
Credits: Jill Stuart top (similar style) and shorts.
Photographer: Jenna Peffley; Hair: Eloise Cheung ; Makeup: Sophie Haig ; Stylist: Nick Nelson.
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