Spring 2017 Trend Report: How to Wear Western
Cowgirls, it’s time to giddy up! The spring 2017 runways were riding high with Western-inspired fare made for city slickers and country gals. We haven’t seen this many cool rodeo-inspired looks since Madonna’s Don’t Tell Me video in 2000. We’re still obsessed with her mud-splattered jeans and big buckled belts.
But how should you wear this trend IRL? You know, if you’re not a rock star or heading to the Calgary Stampede. Designers like Anna Sui and Ralph Lauren have the answer. The later showed an edgy, slightly darker version with black fringed leather jackets and diaphanous prairie girl-inspired print dresses, while the former included a fuchsia one-shouldered gown with a serious slit, accessorized with a choker and a Stetson. Choosing one or two Western-infused pieces is the key to taking this trend from runway to real way.
If bling is your thing, you’ll want to add a Rodarte crystal-encrusted fringe jacket or a pair of Roberto Cavalli embellished trousers to your spring wish list. Other must-haves include a suede and leather belted jacket (seen at Coach), faded prairie girl prints (spotted at Marc Jacobs) and an oversized embellished belt—or two. Alberta Ferretti went for the double effect, layering on two different styles this season.
Whether you dive Stetson-first into this trend with a head-to-toe Rockabilly look, or simply want to dip your toes in (a pair of ankle booties featuring saddle-worthy scrollwork will do the trick), now’s the time to welcome the Wild West into your wardrobe. Why not try mixing your Yeezy with a little Yee-haw? Check out our fave Western-inspired spring runway looks below and get ready to saddle up this spring!