I absolutely love this article, How The West was Worn, from Women's Health Magazine October Issue, I am the Rancher's Daughter, right? :) So it's no surprised that I was completely inspired by this! It encapsulates this western trend this season into a very wearable way. When you think of Western Wear, think of prairie skirts, mixing textures, fringe, and killer boots. Think of rich turquoise colors, dusty browns, and warm terra-cotta. A lot of stores right now carry something western inspired, so if your budget is a permitting, don't fret, I bet you can find a funky western printed scarf or fringed top at H&M or Forever 21. Beauty wise: think of smokey browns and bronze's and turquoise liner. More of a nude lip with a lot of contouring and dewey skin, with natural smokey eyes. I love the models makeup in this shoot (see image 5), so I am going to work on a tutorial for you all on the one with the turquoise liner.
If you're not naturally a "Western" dressing girl per say and don't have loads of amazing turquoise jewelry and Old Gringo boots in your closet, but still want to wear this amazing trend, my recommendation is to pick one thing that shows the trend. Pick one item that you can incorporate in a lot of outfits. But pick one thing you like, for example, say you like fringe....pair your fringe purse or skirt with a graphic tee or plaid shirt with your Frye Boots. Or say you have this killer aztec scarf, pair it with some boyfriend jeans and peasant blouse. Boom. You're killin' it, the Western Way ;). From having lots of Western items in my closet, I know that the one thing that I couldn't live without are my Frye Boots, and all of my maxi skirts, like this one. I bought this amazing Ralph Lauren Skirt from the editorial and will wear it with a cool plaid shirt like she has on (Photo 2). (okay, couldn't live without is a bit extreme, but trust me, you won't regret buying Frye's. Ever.)
If you want more items to choose from, look at the Lookbook below. I linked some of the best beauty and fashion items below for you to click!
*all images are pulled from Women's Health Magazine.
1. Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner // 2. Levi's Long Sleeve Western Dress // 3. Linea Belt // 4. Rag & Bone Tee // 5. How To Bronze // 6. Ash Bag //
1. Ramy Brook Bag $425 // 2. OPI Nail Lacquer: Going My Way or Norway $9.50 // 3. Sbicca Vintage boots $120 // 4. Calleen Cordero Bag $815 // 5. Hudson Jeans $235 // 6. Scosha Necklace $575 // 7. Heather Gardner Cuffs $90/one // 8. Endless Rose Top $58 //
1. Pamela Love Necklace $725 // 2. Streets Ahead belt $214 // 3. Me & Kashmiere Scarf $249 // 4. CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-kit Shadow: mirror mirror $5.61 // 5. Make Up For Ever AquaMatic Eye Shadow Pencil: Iridescent Turquoise $21 // 6. Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer Jewels: Platinum Adorn $4 at Drugstores // 7. San Diego Hat Company Hat $70 // 8. Sally Hansen Gel Nail Polish: Combustealble, $10 at drugstores