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HOW ASOSERS DO WESTERN

By Maybelle Morgan, November 23, 2017

Whether it’s hardy denim, wing-tipped collars or frivolous tassels galore, it’s clear that we’re dusting off our cowboy boots in the wild west this season. Yes, western is very much a thing and has made its presence known on the FW17 catwalks (Calvin Klein, House of Holland and Ashley Williams have all staked their claim). Here’s how the ASOS staff are saddling up…
Laura Shehata wearing a western fur jacket

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Laura Shehata wearing a western fur jacket

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Fur real

Cold weather calls for texture galore and as they’re both lush and cozy, velvet and faux-fur are the move. Laura starts with slim velvet kick-flares and amps up the snug-life with a cropped teddy-bear fur jacket with cartoon patches and western studding. Gunmetal toe-capped cowgirl boots finish the look.

 

Pictured: Laura Shehata, multimedia producer

ASOS staff wearing a leather fringe jacket

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ASOS staff wearing a leather fringe jacket

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On the fringe

If you’re not one to dive into a trend head first, a twist on a FW17 staple (the leather jacket) is the perfect throw-on solution. And we’re loving this cropped number with Hell’s Angels-esque tassels gracing the backs of the arms and the flanks. To keep all eyes on the fringe fest, keep the rest of your outfit minimal: mom jeans, a gray turtleneck and chunky black Dr. Martens all get the thumbs up.

 

Pictured: Mijanou Volpi, buying administrator for ASOS WHITE

ASOS staff wearing silver cowboy boots

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ASOS staff wearing silver cowboy boots

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Silver booty

And for a bold hint of the trend? Some seriously kick-ass cowgirl boots, complete with a sassy pointed toe, studded detailing in eye-catching foil silver — all peeping out underneath the hem of your favorite day dress. For Ruby, it’s an ankle-grazing floral tea number with ruffled sleeves and frilled hems. So good.

 

Pictured: Ruby Leonard, junior fashion editor

ASOS staff wearing a western badge dress

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ASOS staff wearing a western badge dress

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Lucky you

If you ever wondered what a space cowgirl looks like, this is it. Let’s break it down. '80s jacquard leopard print? Check. Space-vibes sheeny metallic? Check check. Embellished western badges? All the checks. Emma keeps all eyes on the center-piece in varsity white ribbed socks and chunky white hiker sneaks.

 

Pictured: Emma Lock, junior fashion assistant

ASOS staff wearing a western silk shirt

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ASOS staff wearing a western silk shirt

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Getting shirty

The easiest way to get into the spirit? Slip on a silky wing-tip collar shirt just like Celia. The contrast paneling in earthy rich tones makes it so right for FW17, but clash up eclectic influences to make it modern. A white peplum midi skirt gears up the pretty but then chunky studded biker boots punks the whole thing up.

 

Pictured: Celia Fernandez-Carnicero, editorial assistant (Spain)

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