LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Trailblazing

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Make way! Old western classics are making a comeback. From cowboys to indians, earthy color palettes, chambray fabrics and rugged textures are all becoming quite popular among street fashion.

Making his mark as a Fashionisto, this outfit captures a more modern appeal to the typical cowboy style. His first layer begins with a light chambray button-down. Its playful polka-dotted print adds a classic touch. Next he adds a tailored russet leather bomber jacket, followed by a pair of matching caramel colored skinny pants. Neutral hues work really well when pairing with other shades of your current wardrobe. To complete his look, he traded in cowboy boots for a pair of classic Vans and Huf. high-socks. Hats always work to one’s advantage; they are both functional and they add an interesting aesthetic to any look. This camping hat becomes leather-tramp chic and can be found at your local outdoors store.

Denim isn’t just for jeans, you should at least own a staple jacket, button-up or cut-off shorts. These are an easy thrift find and can be incorporated to work well with your own personal style. Denim is also a great canvas for adding embellishment. You can go completely DIY here, adding studs, buttons, patches, prints, letters, etc. This Fashionisto’s chambray works well as it contrasts with his neutral-toned outfit. The polka-dot print gives off a playful and adventurous vibe.

Western influence is here to stay. Beyond spring 2014, we can look forward to seeing tall boots, blanket capes, gaucho hats and tailored cuts in dark colors.

Hint: Think minimalism when taking western elements and wearing them in unexpected ways. Adding a western accent or two is a great foundation. Try a turquoise ring or cuff and opt for chunky belts. Mix in some leather bracelets and booties and define the boho movement. Aside from accessories, another option is to layer a fringe suede jacket on top of a causal or sophisticated look.

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