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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Urban Cowboy

Saddle up for a trip through the wild west this summer. Brands like Marc Jacobs, Céline and Coach referenced the classic Americana in their spring 2017 runway shows with subtle hints of patchwork denim, embroidery and prairie-inspired prints. We’ve already seen this trend take to the streets with the revival of the classic paisley bandana and suede in every form. Accessories are an easy way to incorporate a little western flair into your everyday street style.

This Fashionisto took a fresh approach to the trend by mixing cowboy culture with urban accents. His all-black ensemble gives him an edgy look, and allows the different textures to work together. The centerpiece of his outfit is a black leather, double buckle belt. Its floral silver detailing reflects traditional embroidery. The belt not only adds interest, but also breaks up the black and highlights the waist.

Denim on denim is yet another nod to the American frontier. Pair your favorite jeans with a non-traditional denim jacket to give your outfit more street credit. Switch it up with iron-on patches, sarcastic embroidered slogans or dyed denim. This could also turn into a fun DIY project.

Swapping cowboy boots for sneakers takes this look from the the prairie to the busy city. In addition to being on-trend, sneakers are more practical for running errands and will make your feet happy after a long day at work. If you can’t shell out for a pair of Yeezy Boost 350s (like most of us), adidasNike and even Anthropologie offer more affordable substitutes.

Top everything off with a pair of geometric sunnies for a modern touch. These Dior-inspired sunglasses are similar to this Fashionisto’s black version, but with a futuristic metallic lens. The contrast between the modern accessories and western charm gives this trend an unexpected update.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “You can never wear too much black. Don’t be afraid to take risks and mix up a traditional trend. It can take your outfit to the next level.”