Fashion designers the world over have been influenced by the lure of the range for decades. From the fringed jacket and the pearl-button shirt to bell bottom jeans, prairie dresses and designer boots, cowboys have always added a little panache to the runway. And this fall is no exception. Urban Outfitters is touting cow print jeans, Free People is dripping with felt, wide-brimmed hats and Beyonce even made a recent announcement that she’s launching a line designed for “cowboys of color.”
So, what does this mean for Fall 2021? It means cowboy fashion is always in style, just don’t overdo it; focus on the classics. After all, you don’t want to look like you just stepped out of an episode of “Deadwood.”
When it comes to fashion, two of the most important rules to remember are “the classics never go out of style,” and “less is more.”
So, here are some key pieces to make sure you have in your wardrobe this season – whether you’re on the range or out on the town.
The Western Jacket: “FashionBeans,” an online site specifically for men, reports that western jackets are hot – mostly of the suede variety. A little fringe is okay – just don’t overdo it. And, of course, the denim jacket never goes out of style. Just opt for one that’s got a darker wash. For women, “The Edge” magazine, suggests pairing suede and fringe with warm tones and white and to add a chic element with some fun silver or gold accessories.
The Western Shirt: “Elite Daily,” another online fashionista, reveals that when it comes to a western button-down, you have options. A simple, denim shirt will always get the point across, but a wide-striped, fringe or embroidered one will truly take things to the next level. Just skip the bedazzler. That’s likely a little over the top. What’s your mood?
The Cowboy Boots: Cowboy boots are an American Classic and when it comes to embracing the wild west, sporting a pair is one of the best ways to go about it. For example, trendsetters like Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Miley Cyrus have all been seen wearing them in recent months. Gwen Stefani even wore a pair on her wedding day. “Wear Next” reports that this season’s female influencers are wearing their western boots with floaty dresses and skirts. In the men’s department, the vintage look rules.
The Cowboy Hat: Cowboy hats are officially on trend for Fall 2021, according to “StyleCaster,” an online fashion, beauty and entertainment resource. Just stay away from off-trend colors (say no to chartreuse) and choose one that comes in a neutral shade like black, natural or white and you’ll wear it well and with everything!
The Cowboy Accessories: This is where you can really play things up or down. Accessories can make a bold statement – whether a beautifully-crafted belt or buckle or an eye-catching piece of jewelry – sometimes all it takes is the right accessory to turn heads. Leather, silver and anything turquoise, are typically good choices to make when adding a little cowboy flair to your closet.
So, are you ready to hit the runway this season? We’d love to see what you have planned for your wardrobe and will be on the lookout for you showing off this season’s best.