There’s something wonderful about the American West: wide-open spaces, dramatic landscapes, stark towns, and a deep spring of history running through it all. With the style world’s eye turning toward the epic and the authentic, it’s no surprise that the worn-in, functional aesthetic of the Great Plains is captivating designers as diverse as Tucker clothing and Wildfox.
The key to any authentic Western style is good denim. Worn-in or indigo, look for long, slim boot-cut jeans just wide enough to stack on your low-heeled Golden Goose boots (the essence of a good riding boot is this low heel, which keeps your foot from sliding through the stirrup if things go haywire).
Accessories should be heavy on the silver, natural stones, and leather. The summer collections from House of Harlow 1960 and Low Luv x Erin Wasson perfectly capture the flea-market quality the look requires. For tops, think natural fibers, Navajo prints, and classic cuts. The range is a place to honor the tried-and-true, not try out something new.