If 2019 was the year of athleisure, it's safe to say that 2020 is going to be the year of all things western.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen, it's time to pull out your jeans, your fringe and your favorite western-inspired boots. It's time to find our inner cowboy and create the wardrobe of your dreams.
As it turns out, Clint Eastwood isn't the only one that can pull of cowboy boots and a wide-brimmed hat.
If you're looking to get a hot start into the western trend, you've come to the right place. We're showcasing all the best western attire that is sure to take both the runways and the streets by storm.
From western-inspired dresses and boots to hats and all things jean, we're shining a light on what's sure to be the hottest trend of the year.
All About Those Cowboy Boots
If the average American woman owns 27 pairs of shoes, we'd better hope a good, old-fashioned pair of cowboy boots is in the collection.
If you're looking to slowly inch your way toward a western wardrobe, why not start with the boots?
A varying degree of cowboy boots has never been more widely available than they are today. Once confined to old western shops, cowboy boots are now taking over the shelves of the largest brands in fashion.
The good news?
The year 2020 is all about pairing your western-inspired wardrobe with a taste of your usual attire. Don't hesitate to wear your cowboy boots with your standard jeans and a top.
With this, you're bound to achieve a look that's perfectly balanced between cowboy and contemporary.
Set Your Sights on a Prairie Dress
It's safe to say that the western world is due for a much-needed time in the spotlight.
When we think of a classic prairie dress, our minds are transfixed to a dress engulfed in flares and ruffles. Typically suited in natural colors, there's nothing more western than a classic prairie dress.
Traditionally, prairie dresses are loose fitting and allow for maximum comfort. If you're all about comfort, you're going to be all over this trend. This is why owning a prairie dress is an official wardrobe essential!
What to pair with your prairie dress, you ask?
Try pairing with your favorite cowboy boot. Tall or short, a western-style boot is a perfect companion for your prairie dress. If you're not ready to break out the boots but you want to stay on theme, opt for an cow-pattern flat or even a leather oxford.
It's Time for a Wide-Brim Hat
If you're always looking for an excuse to fashion your latest hat, you're in luck.
As it turns out, a cowboy-style wide-brim hat is sure to be all the rage on the runways this year. We're seeing this style everywhere in Hollywood and it's looking as though all of the most fashional celebrities are finalizing their ensembles with a western hat.
Remember, this doesn't always have to mean the classic cowboy hat that we see in movies. In fact, why not get a little creative and opt for a cowboy hat that's a little off the radar?
Better yet, a hat is going to provide for significant protection from the sun. Studies have found that wearing an effective hat helps to increase your total sun protection by a factor of at least ten.
All Fringe Everything
If you're really looking to pull out all the stops with your western wardrobe, let us introduce you to your new best friend: fringe.
This year, fringe is sure to be one of the most dominating fashion trends of all. The best part of wearing fringe is that it's not in-your-face western. Instead, it's a slow and steady introduction to the art of the cowboy fashion world.
So, where to opt for the fringe in your own wardrobe?
This season, we're seeing fringe pop up on anything from leather jackets to suede handbags. You can also opt for fringe on any accessory from necklaces and earrings to waist belts and even hand gloves.
Done correctly, fringe paired with leather can produce a trendy look caught between biker and cowboy as Harley Davidson meets Indiana Jones.
Have you been pining to introduce an animal print into your wardrobe? If so, it's safe to say that now is the time you've been waiting for.
Hello, 2020 and hello, cow-print everything. It's going to be a good year.
So, if there's one animal trend that is going to dominate the year it's sure to be cow-print. We foresee this animal pattern presenting itself on anything from suede boots and handbags to waistbelts and leather skirts.
If you're new to the art of wearing animal print, don't hesitate to start small. Try accessorizing with a cow-print handbag or belt. Starting small with accessories is a simple way to introduce what might feel like a bold pattern into a simple wardrobe.
Go on, try it for yourself!
Dresses and Boots: The Go-To Western Style
Incorporating the western theme into your wardrobe doesn't have to mean dressing like you're from the land of the cowboys.
In fact, the most flattering western attire is combined with a contemporary flair. This is why we're incorporating prairie dresses and boots and all things fringe into our daily ensembles this year.
If you want to ensure that your wardrobe is western-ready, allow this guide to inspire you. It's time to speak to test your fashion sense and appeal to your inner western cowboy. Go on, you know you've always wanted to!
Are you looking to get a head start on your western-inspired wardrobe? If so, be sure to start browsing all of the latest cowboy trends here!