My western-influenced looks are a simple concoction: Suede + tassels + massive statement jewelry. Preferably turquoise and Navajo-made. (I’m happy to provide recommendations on where to buy authentic pieces; leave me a comment below!)
Light, breezy fabrics are highly recommended if you’re actually going to the desert. This Target romper is loose-fitting polyester. So even though it’s black, the air flows through. The added leather belt helps to re-define the waistline and give the look a more western feel. This suede leather vest was a Forever 21 clearance steal, and is currently my go-to summer piece. Western boots and hats are optional, but sunglasses are necessary (preferably polarized to protect your eyes from the blaring sun). Leather sandals compliment the vest and relax the look. And finally, nothing completes the look better than a cactus patch.