Whether it’s hardy denim, wing-tipped collars or frivolous tassels galore, it’s clear that we’re dusting off our cowboy boots in the wild wild west this season. Yes, western is very much a thing and has made its presence known on the AW17 catwalks (Calvin Klein, House of Holland and Ashley Williams have all staked their claim on the Midwest). So here’s how the ASOS staff are saddling up…
HOW ASOSERS DO WESTERN
By Maybelle Morgan, 23 November 2017
Cold weather calls for texture galore and, as they’re both lush and cosy-as, velvet and faux fur are our first port of calls. Laura starts with slim velvet kick-flares and amps up the snug-life with a cropped teddy-bear faux-fur jacket with cartoon patches and western studding. Gunmetal toe-capped cowgirl boot finishes the look.
Pictured: Laura Shehata, multimedia producer
On the fringe
If you’re not one to dive into a trend head first, a twist on an AW17 staple (the leather jacket) is the perfect throw-on solution. And we’re loving this cropped number with Hell’s Angels-esque tassels gracing the backs of the arms and the flanks. To keep all eyes on the fringe fest, keep the rest of your outfit minimal: mom jeans, a grey roll-neck and black Dr. Martens all get the thumbs up.
Pictured: Mijanou Volpi, buying administrator for ASOS WHITE
And for a bold hint of the trend? Some seriously kickass cowgirl boots, complete with a sassy pointed toe, studded detailing in eye-catching foil silver – all peeping out underneath the hem of your favourite day dress. For Ruby, it’s an ankle-grazing floral tea number with ruffled sleeves and frilled hems. So good.
Pictured: Ruby Leonard, junior fashion editor
If you ever wondered what a space cowgirl looks like, this is it. Let’s break it down. 80s jacquard leopard print? Check. Space-vibes sheeny metallic? Check, check. Embellished western badges? All the checks. Emma keeps the attention on the centrepiece with varsity ribbed socks and chunky white hiker sneaks.
Pictured: Emma Lock, junior fashion assistant
The easiest way to get into the Midwest spirit? Slip on a silky wing-tipped collar shirt, just like Celia. The contrast panelling in earthy rich tones makes it so right for AW17, but clash up eclectic influences to modernise it. A white peplum midi skirt gears up the pretty while studded biker boots gives the whole thing a punky feel.
Pictured: Celia Fernandez-Carnicero, editorial assistant (Spain)