HOW I’M STYLING THE WESTERN STYLE TREND FOR FALL

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Did you know one of the fall’s biggest trends is western style clothing? Like all trends, there are parts of this trend that I like and parts I’ll probably leave in the store. That’s one of the great things about fashion; we don’t have to participate in every trend and can pick and choose what works best for our lifestyle.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

Western Style Trend – What is it?

When I think of western style, I think of a cowboy or rancher out in Montana. A cowboy hat, dark wash jeans, a denim jacket, cowboy boots, a belt with a large buckle, and a white tee or a plaid shirt are the items that fill my mind when I envision a cowboy, but that isn’t exactly the look I’m going for.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling jeans for a western style1
Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

Feminine Twist on the Western Style Trend

Flannel and plaid shirts aren’t my usual style of dressing. I prefer something a little more feminine, and I can easily incorporate it into the western style trend. A white t-shirt is excellent, and I can see wearing this exact outfit with that, but today I wanted to look more like a “dandy” rancher. I’m thinking the owner of the ranch, not the ranch hand. This Sleeveless Cowl Neck in navy looks dressy but still looks great with jeans. I love the feel of the material and how it drapes at the neckline and the shoulder pleats. This top runs true to size, and I’m wearing a medium.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

Part of my feminine twist on a western style trend would be the addition of jewelry. I love wearing jewelry, and I think it finishes and compliments an outfit. Today’s jewelry is from Kendra Scott, which I wear most of the time. Someone asked me the other day what I liked about Kendra Scott jewelry. I gave the question some thought and decided that I like their jewelry because it is of nice quality; nothing I’ve purchased has ever tarnished or turned, and the metal color is beautiful. Some jewelry is too brassy looking, but this jewelry is the perfect color. I’m wearing Sophee Drop Earrings, 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace, Gold Disc Reversible Pendant, Merrick Chain Link Necklace, and 2 of the 3 strands of the Davis Multistrand Necklace.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

Blazers are trending this fall, especially oversized men’s blazers. You might notice that this year’s blazers are relaxed looking, longer in length, and the sleeves might even be longer than you are used to wearing. The Houndstooth Check Blazer I’m wearing has a tailored fit, so it isn’t as relaxed as some blazers I’ve tried. I also found that this blazer runs a little small; I needed to have sized up to a large instead of the medium I’m styling. I want to ensure that I can wear the blazer with heavier sweaters once the weather is cooler. This quality blazer is lined, but it is expensive. I’ll include others below that are just as professional looking but a bit more price friendly.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

Here is the view of the length of the blazer. I styled an outfit last year that is very similar, but the blazer was double-breasted.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

Modern Twist on the Western Style Trend

Jeans are the backbone of the western style, but I wanted to incorporate a modern twist to my outfit. When I think of western jeans, I usually think of Wrangler or Levi’s, but those weren’t the modern jeans I was looking for. Instead, I chose these High Rise Slim Jeans from Banana Republic Factory with the raw hem detail. These jeans are like a cigarette jean; they have a slim fit from hip to knee and a slim leg that’s a little wider than a skinny leg. They run true to size; I’m wearing a size 29 in tall.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

These Western Style Boots are an older pair I bought a couple of years ago. The newer version looks almost identical; they have a higher shaft which is now trending. They run true to size, and I’m wearing my usual size 9.

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck // Houndstooth Check Blazer // High Rise Slim Jeans // Western Style Boots (newer version) // Double Prong Belt // Sophee Drop Earrings // 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Gold Disc Reversible Pendant // Merrick Chain Link Necklace // Davis Multistrand Necklace //

A belt is the final item that brings together my western style trend outfit. I bought this Double Prong Belt last year, and I love being able to adjust the size of the belt easily. I’m wearing a large, and it fits me great.

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  1. Patti wrote:

    I love this outfit! It’s classic and yet unique. I purchased the jeans and cowl neck top. They are on sale! I’ve never purchased from Banana Republic before so I’m hoping it fits.

    Posted 8.30.22 Reply
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    The length of the jeans needs to be longer or perhaps tucked in. Just an awkward look as is.

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  3. Pam wrote:

    I love this outfit! Especially the blouse! Can’t wear the higher boots any longer but won’t stop me from looking for an awesome lower heel styled one. I bought a pair of Zodiacs from Nordstrom and absolutely loved the look. That’s how you know you are getting older. I no longer gravitate to being uncomfortable just to look good! 😂😂😂

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  4. Donna Carpenter wrote:

    I just love how relaxed and yet so sharp this looks! Already adding to my cart! Yeehaw!

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  5. Paulette wrote:

    This is a great post. I live in Texas and see lots of cowboys. If going to a western event or walking around the Fort Worth Stockyards, I want to fit in but not look like I’m trying too hard. It’s so easy to overdress and look like a dude! This outfit is classy, classic western.

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  6. Cleette Harrison wrote:

    Whenever I think of a “Western” style trend, I think white boots with fringe, long denim skirts and cotton blouses with ruffles from the early 80s “Urban Cowboy” craze! You have managed to make the “Western” trend look classy but on point—thank you!

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Cleete, thanks! I wanted an upscale western look.

      Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  7. Joanne wrote:

    Not a fan of this outfit. Too many things going on between the jewelry, blazer, belt, etc.

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Maybe you can adjust the outfit to fit your style.

      Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  8. Pam wrote:

    I like this outfit especially the cowl neck top, but I don’t any western style.

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I don’t wear a lot of western attire, but I like the boots and longer blazer.

      Posted 8.29.22 Reply
  9. Fiona wrote:

    Really like this outfit, it looks smart and comfy.

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Fiona.

      Posted 8.29.22 Reply