Miley Cyrus photographed
by Olivia Malone for MTV unplugged

TRENDING: It’s gettin’ western over here. Over the course of the last few runway seasons, we’ve started to notice something that, in our guts and in our heart of hearts, we knew was always alive- a western trend. It may have had a rocky start with Rodarte SS14, but from the Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 show “Paris, Dallas” to Yohji’s Pendleton punk vibes in his FW14 Menswear collection, it’s turning up everywhere.

Versace AW14
Versace AW14 Menswear
photographed by Lea Colombo

Even some of the more ‘reliable’ labels have fallen into the ‘How The West Was Fun’ influence, such as Valentino (below) who are always known (in my mind) for being very ‘pretty’ and using ultra girly details. Burberry, also, in their AW14 Menswear collection which exhibited draped wool blanket-esque detailing and giant rug-like bags- a lot of western menswear happening, take note boys.


Whether you’re channeling a vintage Dolly Parton / Daisy Duke look (see below) or going full on Clint Eastwood, everyone can take elements of this ‘trend’ (I loathe that word, but that’s another story for another day).

Kate Upton for V Magazine
photographed by Inez and Vinoodh

Adriana Lima for Garage Magazine
photographed by Inez and Vinoodh
in collaboration with John Baldessari

Remind to invest in some neck scarves and a good Bumpit.

So, be it giant belt buckles, native-inspired fabrics, or floor length fringe; a western theme can slowly be introduced into your wardrobe. Personally, I love the ‘all in or nothing’ types that just really go for it, but if you’re like me, it’s easier to start small.. like on your feet.

Click here to get the western look!

  • Tara

    Pure Americana! Bring on the summer western! Pop in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for inspiration! (Where DID Clint Eastwood get that poncho?)