Up-and-coming designers play on southwestern influences allowing you to be fashionably inspired.

Bonnets aside, western themes boast of small floral prints, fringe, clogs, leather and stone accessories. And, oh yes, the hottest pair of lady boots this side of Tucson! Circle those wagons, gals. We’re settlin’ west.

Smock-style dresses have made a comeback this year. Mixing in florals, like this dress by Mes Demoiselles Paris, is a great way to break the trail. Keep the vanguard trend trekking and add a Goorin Heritage cowboy hat with a custom tan leather sweatband and feather to boot. Speaking of boot, make sure y’all say howdy to H by Hudson Handwell and wrangle in a pair of these sweet kickers. Bring an extra level of sophistication and incorporate tribal influences by adding an arrowhead ring from Pamela Love.


"A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories."
Andy Goldsworty

Connect to the land with a pendant necklace by Samantha Wills to ground your western look. Keep that outfit modern and stylish with a colorful turban from Namrata Joshipura—adding a piece like this saves you from looking too costume or campy. A vintage chambray denim jumpsuit by Free People will saddle up your inner venturer while keeping you comfy on horseback. We’re huge fans of stacked heels, wraparound straps, exposed zippers, and certainly no westbound sister would steer off course in a pair of Dolce Vita Nayla open toe booties.

Remember, don’t clutter up with jewelry. You’ll want to make sure that if you’re wearing large pieces, each has space to breathe. If you’re wearing a long pendant necklace and question adding a big earring, maybe try a cuff instead.

Gain outfit inspiration from subtle, dusty blooms and rustic shapes.

Pairing a wide leg pant by Otis & Maclain with a platform mule from Steven is ultra modern and totally fashion forward. This B-Low the Belt fringe handbag enhances the look and is a great accessory to hold essentials throughout the day. To round out the western trend, add a colorful beaded wrap bracelet from Chan Luu, and ride off into the sunset.

Dressing for a holiday or event can be a great way to try a new trend without going too far off the beaten path. Whether you’re heading downtown to the parade or a BBQ with fireworks, you can always show your pioneer spirit through personal style.

Happy Pioneer Day from the stylists at Just Like Molly!

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