|via Elle via True Religion|
Back in Georgia, cowboy boots labeled wannabees or hicks, either the girls who are set on looking as darned cute as they can with their braids and short denim shorts or the the work boys who wore the boots because they were practical for what they did during the day.
I never liked them, because I was never one of those people.
While we were in college, my best friend Millie bought a pair of brown cowboy boots that came to the middle of her calf. She would wear them with dresses. She made them look effortless and natural. I started to change my mind. Actually, I wanted a pair!
As reported on by Collegefashion.net (my only source for American fashion news these days), the Western style's been showing up again in 2012. I've seen a lot of it hit my Forever21 store in Sinsa already through Navajo prints. Plaid's been around for a few years, we know, but it looks like we're going deeper into the combo of button ups, denim, and leather. I say it's one more reason to love the US of A. And, while you can definitely go too far with American pride in your wardrobe, I am loving this look here.
|At $695, I'm afraid the only way I'd ever get to be in these lovely, earthy pants is if I were forced to buy them on "What No To Wear."|
via True Religion
|The embellishment's pretty strong but I don't think it's too bold. Plus, it's corduroy, and that always makes clothes cooler.|
Corduroy Embroidered Western Shirt (ivory) $84.95
|Here's more ivory corduroy in the lovely flowing form of a full skirt. I've always loved full skirts since I first saw them in my mom's Chadwick's catalogues.|
Corduroy Asymmetrical Skirt (ivory) $76.95
|The antiqued two-toned leather boot and the two-toned shark boot with their stitched and dyed leather look so dang sweet.|
$229.29 and $207.00
via Stetson 1 and 2