I love denim and I love country-western style. And luckily for me, denim has always been incorporated into country-Western wear. It’s durable, UV-resistant and protects from wind, in other words – it’s the perfect fabric for cowboy attire. But the great thing about denim is that it also is a common part of contemporary fashion. It’s laid-back and effortless to style at any time of the year. This makes it the perfect choice for adding a tasteful country Western flair to your outfits without looking like you’re wearing a costume. Let’s take a look at some of the most quintessential denim pieces for country-Western style.
Boot Cut Jeans
When exploring country Western stores, you’ll come across a variety of Western style jeans. But among them all, boot cut jeans are perhaps the most Western pair of jeans there is, as they are literally tailored to fit boots comfortably. If you want to be able to pair your boot cut jeans with everything, opt for ones in a darker colour. A classic dark wash can complement both casual and dressy outfits and match all kinds of footwear. It also has a slimming and elongating effect. On the other hand, boot cut jeans in a light wash can visually shorten your legs, which means they are more suited if you’re tall. In any case, a well-fitting pair of boot cut jeans can be matched with a variety of tops. In general, this type of Western style jeans tends to look best with a checkered button-down shirt or white T-shirt tucked into them. If you want to make a statement, throw on a cowboy belt with a distinct buckle as the finishing touch.
Another type of jeans that is popular in Western wear is the trouser cut. Trouser jeans have a looser silhouette and closely resemble that of classic office pants, only made with denim. As such, this type of Western style jeans is great when you want to inject a dose of cowgirl vibe into a more professional outfit, especially if you go for a dark wash. Plus, trouser jeans are high-waisted which makes them look especially flattering with tops tucked into them.
And then there are cute denim skirts. Short or long, they always steal the show. A distressed skirt is a great option for casual outfits where you want to inject a youthful vibe. On the other hand, a knee-length pencil denim skirt is a versatile Western-style piece which can work equally well in the office and at more casual settings. You can pair it with a cosy knit sweater and tights for the winter and a wide brim felt hat for a genuine cowgirl look.
The go-to layering piece for a Western-style outfit is a denim jacket. Opt for a classic jacket with buttons and free from too many details. You can even go shopping for a vintage design, like for instance the timeless Wrangler cowboy-fit jackets that never go out of style. This piece can go from the office to the mall, cafe or club with a few tweaks. A denim jacket lined with wool or fleece can be perfect for keeping you warm when it’s chilly.
A Button-Down Denim Shirt
A button-down denim shirt is a timeless wardrobe staple. To get the most out of it, pick a design that complements your style. For instance, if you prefer a bohemian look, a denim shirt with embroidery can perfectly match your wardrobe. If you prefer an elegant and feminine appearance, then go for a chambray shirt. Your button-down denim shirt can be paired with almost everything. Try matching it with skinny jeans and heels for a smart style or pair it with boyfriend jeans and cowboy boots for a relaxed look. For a romantic and feminine look, try wearing your denim shirt with a ruffled lace skirt.
A pair of denim shorts is one of those go-to wardrobe items for causal outings in the summer. And when matched with the right pieces they are perfect for creating a modern cowgirl outfit. Try wearing a pair of distressed denim shorts with a loose-fitting off-the-shoulder shirt, and a cool, red bandana around your neck for a pop of colour. They also work great when paired with a straw hat and some cowboy boots for the ultimate cowgirl look. Yes, you can totally pull off cowboy boots in the summer!
Try the Denim on Denim Trend
This season, wearing denim on denim is going to be one of the most popular trends. And this means that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to wear your denim pieces. But in order to pull off this look, make sure to pick denim pieces in different shades. Even a slight contrast is enough to make your outfit look fresh and on-trend. For instance, you can go in a light chambray shirt tucked into dark boot cut jeans.