Western style steps up the glamour with styles from Sacred Hawk, Asos and John Lewis
Cast aside your visions of double denim and checked flannel shirts.
The new Western is polished, satin-shiny and bright.
High end designers Celine and Calvin Klein sent western inspired glamour on the runway and overnight rodeo shirts and cowboy boots became the summer must haves.
A Ted Baker high neck blouse ticks all the boxes
Model wears blouse, £130, Ted Baker; jeans, £38, Asos; boots, £79, Topshop
This satin embroidered shirt from Sacred hawk says Rock and Roll with it’s pretty rose embroidery.
Buttoned up to the neck or open with a paisley neckerchief, it’s an easy way to add star status to a classic pair of jeans.
Try a different colour to your usual indigo jeans, like this white pair from Asos and invest in a silver buckle belt to complete the look.
A silk embroidered shirt is the perfect nod to the rodeo trend
Model wears shirt, £38, Sacred Hawk; jeans, £32; neckerchief, £8; Western belt, £10, all Asos; sunglasses, £7.99, Lindex; gold wave hoop earrings, Dinny Hall
Kim Kardashian is certainly a fan of a cowboy style shirt.
She wears hers fitted at the waist and tucked into bootcut jeans in a matching shade for a streamline look.
The simple formula for wearing western now is to choose pieces with subtle wild west accents and add them to them to your usual tailored classic pieces.
It really is that simple.
Invest in white Western boots this season
Model wears shirt, £30; neckerchief, £5, both Asos; shorts, £32, Topshop; boots, £28, PrettyLittleThing; blanket, stylist’s own
This dark indigo denim shirt with cowboy style applique is a great way to dress down tailored shorts or straight leg trousers.
A white boot with a block Cuban heel will like these from Prettylittlething.com will give your outfit a boost adding a touch of glamour to a neutral everyday look.
Add sparkle to denim in homage to Country Queen, Dolly Parton
Model wears jacket, £150, Topshop; dress, £65, Marks & Spencer; Western belt, £10, Asos
Even the little black dress comes into play here and is the perfect base to add little Americana touches here and there.
The beaded fringing on this Topshop denim jacket will add a touch of sparkle and break up an all black outfit.
Add the final touch (and emphasise the waist) with a silver buckle belt like this one from Asos.
Be rodeo ready in wide leg indigo jeans from label And/Or at John Lewis
Model wears leather jacket, £399.95, Scotch & Soda; jeans, £99, And/Or at John Lewis; Western boots, £30, PrettyLittleThing; tinsel jacket (held), £75, Nasty Gal; gold wave hoop earrings, £270, Dinny Hall
Try out something different to the usual black biker with this leather jacket from Scotch & Soda.
It will make you feel rodeo ready even when thrown over simple jeans and tee.
These And/Or black wide leg trousers feel as comfy as jeans, but look just that bit more tailored.
Simply add boots or sliders and go.
Sequins on a farm are always a good idea!
Model wears shirt, £30, Asos; sequin body, £48, Motel; boots, £391; skirt, £495, both Coach at Coggles
And who said western style was just for the day.
Sequins and rhinestones can easily step forward here and this midi length sequin skirt from Coach is made to stand out on the dancefloor.
This pencil skirt could take you from line dance to cocktails and looks great with cowboy style ankle boots or pointed heels.
Holly Willoughby loves a sequin pencil skirt and pairs hers with a simple knit and killer courts.
Tinted sunglasses will add a Rock n Roll element to the Western trend
Model wears shirt, £30; neckerchief, £5, both Asos; shorts, £32, Topshop; boots, £28, PrettyLittleThing; sunglasses, £7.99, Lindex
Stylist: Paula O’Connor
Photographer- Clive Chalice
Hair and make-up: Katie Pettigrew using Laura Mercier and Kenra Professional
Stylist Assistant: Sian O’Donnell
Photographer assistant: James Sharpe
Model: Alisa R at Wild
Location: The National Trust’s Saddlescombe Farm in West Sussex (01273 857 12, nationaltrust.org.uk/saddlescombe-farm-and-newtimber-hill) which has a well-equipped Learning Barn and is near the the Devil’s Dyke beauty spot. With thanks to Steve Laker for the Camaro SS 1968 car (07773 526874). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinny Hall- 020 7704 1543, dinnyhall.com
Marks & Spencer- 0333 014 8000, marksandspencer.com
John Lewis- 03456, 049 049, johnlewis.com
Lindex- 020 3005 0009, lindex.com
Nasty Gal- nastygal.com
Sacred Hawk- sacredhawk.com
Scotch & Soda- 020 3868 0496, scotch-soda.com
Ted Baker- 0345 450 2484, tedbaker.com
Topshop- 0344 984 0264, topshop.com