How to Dress up Western Wear

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Western wear is emerging in the fashion circuit through fashion magazines and runways. We continue to see featured pieces such as Western boots, jackets and other accessories make their way down runways showing off fringe, bold colors and prints.

Western Boots

Boots and booties are always a great go-to shoe. Versatile and comfortable, Western boots are always a great piece to keep in your wardrobe. Western boots go great with jeans as well as skirts and dresses.  For example, matching boots with skinny jeans and a light blouse or over-sized sweater and a splashy fedora makes for a great Western look. Pairing your boots with denim shorts and a Western vest also create a fashionable yet laid back look. We’re not talking professional dress, here, though.

Boots come in all different styles from pointed to round toe, different heel height, and a multitude of colors. While picking the right boot can increase the wearability of each boot, knowing how to pair items with statement boots can help create a place in your wardrobe for those pink accented round toes, or turquoise traditional style boot.


A great way to tie together your Western wear look is to accessorize with pieces that tie everything together. Choose a color to use as a guideline like turquoise or rose and work it in your pieces. If you have a multi-colored studded belt, choose a color out of it to match earrings to. You can also use color blocking and accessorize with plain metals such as silver, gold or titanium.

Western purses are always a great piece to add to your collection, whether it be a camouflage print purse with leather accents or a tan leather purse with accenting fringe. Western purses go well with any style and fit any season, and there is a wide variety of brands that create Western purses to choose from as well.

A great belt can dress up any simple country look. Adding a rhinestone studded belt to a denim look, a tan belt or even a chunky silver belt to a simple dress can make a look seem nicely pulled together.



Neutral Tones

Neutral tones are always a great way to accentuate your Western wear. Pairing a white or cream dress with brown boots, a brown belt and even a hat will create a classic country look. Add a turquoise necklace and simple earrings to complete the look. Neutral tones give you a great palette to work with for accessorizing with many different stones and styles of jewelry as statement pieces.



Denim serves as a staple to many Western wear looks. Pairing denim with a country style tee, boots and hat is a fail-safe Western look. Adding a thick bracelet and a beaded necklace that picks up the tones in your shirt or hat offers a great accessory pairing. Denim is a simple piece that can be dressed both up and down to easily go from day to night with a little accessorizing.

When working with Western wear, it is a great idea to keep some general pieces in your wardrobe that can be used in many different looks. Your boots for instance are an overall staple to your wardrobe.

More items to consider having in your wardrobe for dressing up your Western looks could include a denim and leather jacket, shoes in neutral tones such as tan, cream and nude, a quality country style hat and a few country style jewelry pieces including silvers, wood tones and turquoise.

Charu Fashions - September 12, 2015 - 2:05 am

Good Collection! The neutral section is awesome.

Peggy Flanagan - October 16, 2014 - 12:11 pm

My Son is getting in Decemeber…I need help

Chris Savant - March 8, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Love the looks I’ve seen, thanks!!

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