How To Go Western Without Going Overboard

Some trends are easy to dive into head-first: Give us all the athleisure in the world, and we're definitely not complaining. Because no matter how many luxe T-shirts or trendy joggers we wear, chances are the look will always be on-point. Other aesthetics, however, require a bit more self-restraint — and fall's Western-inspired obsession is one you need to meet with moderation.

When overdone, Western trends can easily turn tacky. But, it's still possible to dip your toe into the craze without going full-on cowboy. To make it work, look for versatile accessories and wardrobe staples that feature vintage-inspired elements, instead of immediately beelining for the fringe vest and a pair of chaps. Here's the picks that we're gravitating towards.
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Embroidered knee patches and decorative arrows give a playful touch to these baby blues.

Bliss and Mischief
Song of the West Jeans, $390, available at Bliss and Mischief.
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A more polished take on everyone's favorite accessory, the bandana.

Pixie Market Brown Silky Bandana Neck Scarf, $20, available at Pixie Market.
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Swap your black leather bootie for a suede option that's not quite full-on cowboy boot.

Ash
Womens Texas Boot Russet Suede, available at Ash.
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Throw a little Western into the mix by wearing a buckled belt with your next jeans-and-a-tee ensemble.

ASOS
Leather Double Buckle Western Belt, $33, available at ASOS.
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The floral embroidery and piping detail give this of-the-moment jacket a hint of vintage Western flair.

Coach Western Blouson, $895, available at Coach.
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Stars are the easiest Western-inspired motif to incorporate into your wardrobe.

2Bandits Gram Parsons Star Ring, $55, available at 2Bandits.
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People will be asking you if it's vintage.

Free People Lonesome Dreams Suede Skirt, $198, available Free People.
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Even Gucci is riding the Western train.

Gucci
Cat Eye Sunglasses, $405, available at Gucci.
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Spice up an all-black look with a dose of red and gold.

The Volon Red Western Small Crossbody, $497, available at Runway2Street.
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Take your denim jacket into fall and winter with a faux-shearling lining.

Topshop Moto Denim Western Oversized Jacket, $125, available at Topshop.
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Okay, these are kind of over-the-top (and over-the-knee), but we think they're pretty rad.

Chiara Ferragni Camperos Boots, $1,385, available at Chiara Ferragni.
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