For starters, the Western fashion movement encompasses a lot more than we collectively recognize. It’s not all button-downs, cowboy boots, fringe-lined jackets, and denim. Animal prints abound. Sequins are abundantly on offer. Bohemian silhouettes are about as ample as tailored, rodeo-worthy looks. Belts are more statement-making than bolo ties. Turquoise jewelry is everywhere. And you’re as likely to score “cowgirl clothes” at Free People as you are at Boot Barn — though some combination of the two is usually preferred.
But the other thing we’ve missed is how absolutely welcoming the Western fashion space is. Time and time again, the people I spoke to emphasize the Western movement’s inherent inclusivity: The most beautiful thing about Western fashion is that it invites you to be yourself. Rarely does an aesthetic not care whether you dress up or dress down. But in the Western world, denim-on-denim (and sometimes, on-denim) is as acceptable as an outfit crafted entirely from sequins. At every event I attended, some people were dressed to the nines with hair and makeup to match, and others were clad in the casual garb they’d wear on a ranch. And no one was out of place. It was clear, too, that everyone put care into what they wore; some merely expressed that care through sparkle, while others paid more attention to the details on their jeans.
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