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The Western Trend is Back & I Found a Sophisticated Way To Wear It!

Western Trend

The western trend and western-inspired pieces have been on-trend for the past year (at least) and I’d bet it’s here to stay! Cowboy boots, fringe, braiding, buckles, bold stitching, western shirts, bandanas, etc. are all part of the trend. You might be wondering how to wear the western trend without adopting a full-on cowboy getup. We used to live in Texas and we currently live in Colorado, so the western trend kind of comes naturally to me and feels very comfortable! I’m sharing a few chic pieces and a sophisticated way to wear the western trend below…

If you’re interested in more spring/summer trends, check out this post!

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How To Wear The Western Trend

I know I often suggest only incorporating one small piece into an outfit if you’re trying out a trend. But for this look, I went all in on the western pieces because 1) I love the trend, and 2) all of these pieces just worked so beautifully together!

First, I want to talk about this gorgeous ba&sh dress. While it’s not western-inspired, everything I styled it with is…but we’ll get to that in a minute! This dress has a beautiful, subtle floral print with pretty pops of purple. The ruffle neck and smocked cuffs add more femininity. And I love the longer sleeves and hemline…perfect for spring in Colorado! It’s lightweight and breathable for anyone who lives in warmer climates as well. Oh, and make sure you use code ERIN10 to get 10% off!

Now, on to the fun western-inspired accessories…

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Chic Belt

I styled the dress with this chic western-inspired ba&sh belt! The leather is super high-quality and the details on the buckle are just beautiful. I love how it looks with this dress but I’ve also already worn it with jeans and a skirt so I know it’s going to be really versatile!

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Cool Bag

My bag is also by ba&sh and a rendition of one of their most popular bags, the Teddy bag. This version has an embellished buckle to glam it up, braiding along the top for that western twist, and an adjustable strap so you can wear it on your shoulder or as a crossbody. I also really love the size…it’s not too big and it’s not too small, it’s just right!

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Killer Boots

To finish off my western look, I’m wearing my Isabel Marant boots. You may remember these from last fall…they’re serious showstoppers. And they’re way more versatile than you think! They have beautiful silver detailing on the pointed toe and the back, a cool cone heel, and they’re easy to walk in.

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Western-Inspired Look with Jeans

I wanted to share a second way to style all of these gorgeous western-inspired accessories just in case you don’t like wearing dresses. This is a more traditional “western” look mostly because I paired the accessories with denim. But it’s still very sophisticated and chic! I’m wearing a gorgeous white vegan leather puff shoulder top by Alice + Olivia and my favorite Moussy Vintage jeans tucked into the same Isabel Marant boots. The top gives the look a more modern touch. The exact pair of jeans I’m wearing is sold out, but I linked a similar pair that doesn’t have any rips since I know many of you prefer your jeans without distressing!

Which if these looks is your favorite? Would you rather pair your western accessories with something more feminine (like look #1) or go all in on the western vibe (like look #2)?? Let me know in the comments below!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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4 thoughts on “The Western Trend is Back & I Found a Sophisticated Way To Wear It!

  1. There is store called Colonel Littleton in Tennessee. The website is colonellittleton.com. The name of the town where the store is located is Lynnville. They have some of the most well made hand crafted leather goods I have ever seen. Everything in the store is made in that town. If you like American made goods with an historic touch I highly recommend the store. Put in an old army from the Civil War and he looks like he straight out of central casting for a movie.
    My husband was the one that discovered him. He appreciates quality leather goods with a slice of Americana. He has quite a few of them. There is one belt I really love and it comes 2 different styles. One is in black leather with a pewter buckle. The second one is in brown leather with a brass buckle. It is called the No. 5 Cinch Belt. It comes cow, buffalo and alligator leather. If you are looking for something special for your husband for Father’s Day or birthday I recommend this belt in particular. They come in a couple of sizes as well. The also have one of kind pieces as well.
    They also sell a number of leather bags and travel gear. Please take a look. You will be amazed.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Monica! The pieces sound really cool and unique…I’ll have to take a look! ~Erin xo

  2. I love how you wear the items you recommend for a while! I love those boots and I remember you first showed them to us a while ago, and you’ve used them in different outfits. I like that you are showing us items that we can get a lot of use out of!

    1. Thank you so much, Lili! I love sharing multiple ways to wear things so you can see the versatility…and those boots are amazing! ~Erin xo

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