*Items in this post were gifted to me from Avenue. The theme and items were selected by me. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Western Chic trend has been going on for a while, and I love being able to incorporate it into my wardrobe. In today’s post I am going to be going through what exactly the Western Chic style is as well as showing you how I am wearing it right now, at the end of summer, and how I will be wearing it later in the fall.Avenue has been my go-to place for years and dresses are something I feel they really excel at. As you can tell from my past posts featuring them, it is usually with a dress. They always have a great selection of different colors, prints, and silhouettes to choose from. As I was browsing their site recently, the Belted Patchwork Handkerchief Dress caught my eye immediately. Being the end of summer, I am looking for pieces that will bridge the gap between seasons easily and I knew this dress would fit the bill.
Being that I am knee deep in preparing a Fall Trends video that you will be seeing soon, current styles are on my radar. The Western Chic style is comprised of certain elements that I love. Here are some details to look for when putting this style together:
- Rich, deep colors such as red tones like burnt sienna and burgundy, rustic blues that resemble denim, and earthy browns from chocolate to caramel
- A mix of upscale style with touches of western elements
- Leathers and saddle bags
- Prints such as Aztec, flowers, and scroll work
My Summer Look
The Belted Patchwork Handkerchief Dress is what I call the essence of Western Chic. It has a classic cut with just the right touches of western flair. The overall dark red, navy blue, and ivory color scheme is very on trend and the “patchwork” print reminds me of a modern quilt. How appropriate for this style I am loving! For right now while the temperatures are still high, I am wearing it as is with the addition of some nude colored gladiator sandals I already had in my closet. The sleeveless cut is keeping me cool throughout the summer season. Another feature I loved about this dress is that it comes with a brown braided belt. It is removable for washing and if you ever wanted to wear it without a belt or swap it out for one of your own.
To add that “chic” part of the equation in, I wore the Rose V-Bar Necklace. When I initially saw this necklace online, I was thinking it was going to be a small bar, but when it arrived, I was ecstatic that it was larger and more of a statement to stand out from the print of the dress. The V is reminiscent of the diamond pattern and I love how one side of the bar has sparkling rhinestones.
My Fall Look
Embroidery has always been a favorite of mine so when the Aztec Panel Denim Jacket became available, I knew it had to be mine. The aztec pattern that goes down the front is still subtle enough to go with so many pieces I already have. What made me want to pair the jacket with this dress was that the aztec pattern was a larger scale than the dress print. And yes, it works beautifully!
Booties are one of my favorite types of shoes, so when fall rolls around I am practically living in them. The Nora Zip Bootie is the newest to my collection and I am deeply in love with them. The fact that the zipper is on the outside of the foot, has killer metal hardware, and has a heel that is not too high and not too low means you will be seeing these a lot this upcoming season. And in case you did not know, all of Avenue’s shoes are wide width. Since I do not have a wide foot, I have found that sizing down a half size works perfectly for me and these fit great.
What do you think of the Western Chic trend? Do you love booties as much as I do?
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Today’s Postivity Note
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