Howdy from the rodeo saddle – the newly interpreted Western Trend makes us already ride into the spring season 2018! Apparently, it’s not just about looking like a basic cowgirl but incorporating the right trend elements into your everyday looks. Even though there are different ways to do so, all approaches have a similar Wild West mood, which is inspired by the current zeitgeist. So it’s high time to take a closer look at the cowboy boots & Co.!
Your Inner Cowboy
Let’s imagine a wide prairie country, the sun is slowly going down and a herd of horses is trotting along the orange shining horizon. This scene is likely to pop up in most of the western movies. At the same time, this infinite freedom stands for the “American Dream” – for a life in which all dreams come true. In times of Trump’s politics, these hopes have been dug out again but obviously, they’re not truly realized. So it makes sense, that designers like Raf Simons at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Pheobe Philo at Céline or Stuart Vevers at Coach showed this mood with their collections for spring/summer 18. However, their designs are everything but the simple cowboy looks à la Woody from the "Toy Story" movie. At Calvin Klein 205W39NYC for example, the satin ensemble with studs combined with a fringe bag motivates to a sophisticated and confident attitude. The same strength shows up in Versace’s collection. So we can definitely take those designs as a link that we should all take our dreams in hand ourselves. Eventually, this will cost a good dose of effort and endurance but it will be worth it for sure – just like we know it from the real western classics.
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1 Black Rodeo Saddle Bag TOPSHOP / 2 Buckle Belt TOPSHOP / 3 Silver Ankle Boots GANNI / 4 White Shirt TOPSHOP / 5 Striped Jeans STRADIVARIUS / 6 Denim Jacket & OTHER STORIES / 7 Mini Skirt TOPSHOP / 8 Cowboy Hat TOPSHOP / 9 Fringe Bag PRADA / 10 Embellished Cowboy Boots STRADIVARIUS
At the same time, labels like Dorothee Schuhmacher or Chloé decided to go for a more romantic interpretation of the American spirit. This especially shows up in the soft sand colors and the delicate embroideries. So as a matter of fact, those cowboy boots are not only worn for horseback rides but also for going out in the chic saloon. Thus, western looks can be styled very feminine as well. The key rule to keep in mind is to only add in two to three western inspired pieces to not make the outfits look overload. This means, a cowboy hat, a classic studded belt or a denim jacket can be the ideal company for the modern touch of western. They can transform a frilled prairie dress or a simple white T-shirt into a contemporary cowboy look for any occasion. Together with a positive and confident attitude as we know it from Lucky Luke, the ultimate western look is complete. We are ready for the ride!