Go West: Badlands-Inspired Style For Spring

There are some trends that veer just a little too close to the blurred line between fashion and fancy dress, and this season's Western focus is one of them. That isn't to say it should be avoided; on the contrary, there are many ways to incorporate rodeo-inspired style without looking like Woody from Toy Story.

For inspiration, we're looking to the spring 2018 collections, then toning the looks down slightly for a more workwear- and weekend-appropriate Western aesthetic. The trick is to not wear more than two pieces at a time: At Calvin Klein, two-toned silky shirts were paired with matching trousers and white cowboy boots fit for Clint Eastwood. While we'll be stealing the layering style tip — wear the shirt over a turtleneck — we're wearing our made-for-walking boots with floral dresses instead.

With frilled prairie dresses, dark denim, badlands-inspired bandanas, and faux-cowhide filling both fast-fashion and high-end offerings this season, there's a plethora of ways to tackle the trend, from the merest of nods to all-out dosey-doe.

Toga Embellished Satin Dress, $976.00 $345.00, Buy
Topshop Arizona Western Boots, $160.00 Buy
Calvin Klein 205West39NYC Colorblock Western Shirt, $890.00 Buy
J.Crew Western Chambray Shirt in Vintage Indigo, $88.00 Buy
Jane Carr The Bandanas Neckerchief, $91.90 Buy
ASOS Denim Jacket in Cow Print, $72.00 Buy
Coach Western Shirt, $495.00 $247.50, Buy
Zara Shirt with Metal Fringe, $49.90 Buy
Ganni Rosette 75 Cowboy Boots, $476.44 Buy
Mango Open Work-detail Embroidered Sweater, $69.98 Buy
Peter Max x Wrangler Women's Long Sleeve Button Down, $180.00 Buy
Ecote Ecote Metal-tipped Leather Belt, $29.00 Buy
Topshop Colorblock Western Shirt, $68.00 Buy
Ralph Lauren Collection Skyler Suede Jacket, $2,450.00 $979.00, Buy
Ellery Nashville Piped Satin-crepe Midi Dress, $1,495.00 Buy
Jeffrey Campbell Ace-F Genuine Calf Hair Bootie, $209.95 Buy
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