Cowgirls, it’s time to giddy up! Ride into 2018 on a high with an haute western look that’s sure to turn heads! 

 

The runways were riding high with Western-inspired style for city slickers and country gals. Most notably at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s resort show for Dior, which took place in the Calabasas hills outside of Los Angeles, but also Alessandro Michele has even introduced certain elements at Gucci, pairing feminine, free-flowing dresses with chunky footwear, Versace, and cult-favorite brand Ellery.

 

Cowboy boots, stiff denim, contrast stitching, boot-cut jeans — here’s how to conquer fashion’s new frontier. 

 

The best way to incorporate the Western trend with your current wardrobe is by adding a few pieces here or there for a nice accent. 

 

Loop a large belt over a floral maxi dress, wrap a bandana around your neck or wrist. A bolo tie can be a fun accessory to add over a checkered shirt, or break out your favorite cowboy boots and pair them with skinny denim pants. 

 

This trend is fabulously easy to mix with whatever you already have in your closet.

 

Choosing one or two Western-infused pieces is the key to taking this trend from runway to real way.

 

Aside from the runways, some bloggers and street style stars have been photographed interpreting the trend via suede fringe, oversize hats, a bolero here and there, and lots of frayed denim. 

 

The modern cowgirl Charlotte Groeneveld was photographed in Paris with a flat-brimmed, Calamity Jane-style hat, light-colored dresses and a cowhide poncho covered with sketches of Western animals like the long-horned steer.

 

Be ready to embrace your inner cowgirl this spring, because the Western-inspired trend is bigger than ever. We will been seeing everything from big belts and updated cowboy boots to bandana prints. To help you jump on the Western bandwagon – or, horse? – I dug up these chic, inspirational looks.