Made famous by designers like Isabel Marant, Ganni and Christian Dior, Western style has gone from a fairly niche trend on the streets of Paris to being in just about every high street store. Mixing in with streetwear elements and pairing perfectly with OTT tailoring, fashion It girls like Alexa Chung and Shanina Shaik have embraced the silhouette with gusto. Whether that means wide brimmed, Texan-style millinery, cowboy boots, or an abundance of suede and fringing, Western shapes are just about everywhere — and with their easygoing and neutral-like relevance, it’s not hard to see why. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Western-inspired outfits, proving that yes, cowboy boots were made for walking.
First the streets were the jungle, slithering with snakeskin and awash with leopard spots. Now our cities have become saloons, with cowgirls around every corner and fringing on virtually every coat. As fashion yee-haws into the future, one thing is clear: we’re all here for a little Wild, Wild West.