10 Outfits I'm Lifting From the Coolest Women in Texas

We report on personal style rather extensively here at Who What Wear, including new designers we're spotting, fresh layering combinations we've never seen before, and the like. I'll be the first to lament that the geographical locations that garner more widespread recognition tend to be large metropolitan cities like New York City and Paris. However, anyone with an interest in fashion knows that strong style is not reserved for these cosmopolitan hubs alone. In fact, some of the more interesting takes on style come from unexpected spots. Take Georgia, for example, the home of designer Demna Gvasalia.

Circling back west, though, I decided to investigate what women in Texas are wearing right now, and what I found was thoroughly inspiring. Sure, there were some Western-inspired boots and hats, but I also found ensembles that felt like a fresh detour from the cliché of Southern style. To see what I mean, scroll down for 10 spot-on looks from the women of the Lone Star State, and shop my picks at the end to steal their style.



WHO: Nikki

WHERE: Houston, TX

WHAT: This celery-green hue takes a simple warm-weather outfit to the next level. Re-create Nikki's easy-chic vibe with neutral sandals and a woven bucket hat.

WHO: Ali

WHERE: Austin, TX

WHAT: Call me biased, but is there anything more stunning than Ali in our two-tone Lauren dress? I love the way she styled the flowy frock with a string of pearls and a pair of strappy sandals, and now, I'm inspired to do the same.

WHO: Brandy

WHERE: Houston, TX

WHAT: I love how Brandy let her retro accessories—rectangle sunglasses and platforms—really shine against a simple linen dress.



WHO: Bushra

WHERE: Austin, TX

WHAT: Let's be real. When am I not looking for jeans styling inspiration? Bushra's formula of high-waisted jeans and a boxy tee is a good reminder that sometimes great basics make for a simple but chic outfit.



WHO: Lola

WHERE: Dallas, TX

WHAT: Clearly, bra tops are a trend that's sweeped the nation this year. I'm taking styling tips from Lola's minimalist ensemble here and layering a ribbed cardigan over mine.



WHO: Karina

WHAT: Personally speaking, a relaxed suit is a timeless look that will never feel dated, but Karina styled hers with platform flip-flops to bring it into 2021.

WHO: Meghan

WHERE: Houston, TX

WHAT: Texan women have mastered the art of looking polished even when it's sweltering outside, and Meghan's belted blazer dress is all the proof you need. 

WHO: Allison

WHERE: McAllen, TX

WHAT: Surprise, surprise, the Y2K wave has officially infiltrated the Southern state. Allison's printed pants and pink jelly shoes are nostalgic in the best way.



WHO: Shay

WHERE: Houston, TX

WHAT: Nope, you don't need to wear any color to make a statement. Shay's two-toned Nanushka jeans—which she styled effortlessly with a bodysuit and sandals—speak for themselves.

WHO: Katey

WHERE: Fort Worth, TX

WHAT: The power that a really great blazer holds can't be understated. Here, Katey took a classic warm-weather outfit and zhooshed it up with her beige topper.