Fashion

Trend Alert: Wild West

This spring western-inspired dressing takes the reins

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Photo By Anthea Simms

Photo By Anthea Simms

Photo By Anthea Simms

This season, fashion headed to the frontier with styles that drew inspiration from the Wild West. Taking a true grit approach to dressing, models swaggered down the catwalk clad as though they had just stepped out of a saloon. Ralph Lauren refined his signature southwest aesthetic with supple leather accents, crisp white blouses and intricate turquoise jewelry, while Cavalli and Gucci took a more cowgirl couture approach with glam rawhides and fringe for a rock ’n’ roll edge. Say howdy to the Wild West by integrating modern fringing, luxe suedes in earthy tones, faded denim, hints of turquoise, and vintage-leather satchels into your look. For frontier dressing at its finest, we recommend taking a less is more approach and try integrating only one or two western elements.

Check out our picks for getting working the Wild West look