What is Western Fashion?

What is Western Fashion?

Women's Western Fashion

In the UK, western fashion has long been associated with cowboy movies, Dolly Parton and the 'Dallas' drama series, but with the rising popularity of country music, western chic fashion is fast becoming a THING! Let's look at how to create the perfect western chic look!

Aztec motif
Womens western outfit with aztec shawl, cowboy boots and vintage tee

Does the average woman here think 'I'll just dig out my fringe jacket and cowgirl boots for that meal out on Saturday'. Hell no... but that's the beauty of it, western fashion style isn't got the average person, it's for those authentic souls that like to blaze their own trail! It's the stand out look that makes a statement.

In my experience as a Boho Western Boutique owner, peoples main fear is that they will look like they've been plucked from some American rodeo or fancy dress party. This doesn't have to be the case. Just like we cherry pick the tasty elements from foreign cuisine and fuse them with our own, we can create the same carefully curated fusion with our outfits.

My brand, Boho Buffalo is all about Boho-Western fusion, taking the fluid shapes, colour and florals of bohemian fashion and combining it with the rustic fringed textures, aztec prints and leather craft techniques of Southwestern style. We specialise in western outfits for women of all shapes and sizes.

Western Chic statement looks with fringe jacket and boho dress, both with cowboy hat

Western Outfits for Women

How do you create a sassy 'western chic' look?

Let's focus on a classy, wearable collection that doesn't result in people shouting 'yee-haa' every time you walk down the street! We want to be stared at... but in a good way, right?

Western Style 1 - 'Rodeo Girl' - Fringed waistcoat or Jacket, Jeans, Retro Tee, Cowboy Boots, Felt western hat.

Tan fringed cowboy boots for women. Classic ranch look with flare denim jeans and fringed suede waistcoat.


Western Style 2 - 'Boho-Western' Flowing boho dress or skirt, Denim Jacket, Western Ankle Boots, Feather Jewellery, Fedora

Boho Western Style look with maxi skirt and denim shirt


Classic Combo 3 - 'The Casual Cowgirl' - Western Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Boots, Chunky Cardigan or Jumper

Casual western outfit for women. Skinnny jeans, fringed coboy boots tall and western belt


The best thing about both bohemian and western fashion is its COMFORT factor! There's something that will flatter any figure and the fabrics are about flow, stretch and practicality.

Western Wear Fashion Trends

Are Western Boots in fashion? The answer is ALWAYS! They are a timeless essential.


Western clothing for women. Fringe brown jacket and turquoise cowboy boots

Look around you, it's surprising how universal the cowboy boot has become.

Cowboy Boot Fashion Trends
Suede fringed jacket camel

Fringe is ALWAYS in fashion when it comes to western wear so whether its a fringed scarf, bag or jacket, you can channel the western vibes easily!

Western tee with boots and hat
Ladies denim western wear - jacket and shirt

Chances are you have some denim in your wardrobe - don't be shy about mixing this with some suede pieces and layering with some floral prints.

Ladies Western Outfit with suede fringe skirt

Plus Size Western Wear

How to create a western look if you have a curvy silhouette

I have many women coming to me with the dilemma of how to find and style western style clothing. There's some key tips for styling a curvy silhouette:

  • Try a flowing V-neck or wrap maxi dress as your core piece. These are more widely available and look great with western boots and a denim jacket.
  • Buy a fringed waistcoat - Avoiding buttons can help so try a layered look with an open front fringed waistcoat. Layer over a body-con dress (with control panels to shape you ) or jeans and a long sleeve top.
  • Invest in some funky jeggins or leggings - something with stretch. Wear your cowgirl boots on top and a loose cardigan or jumper. An oversize vintage tee also looks great with leggings (see below).
  • Try a stretch wast maxi skirt and team with a loose western print tee that you can tie at the waist. Finish with some big turquoise earrings!
Plus size western wear - suede jacket, western tee and fringe boots
Jacket: https://bohobuffalo.com/products/plus-size-teal-short-fringe-jacket?_pos=1&_psq=teal+jacket&_ss=e&_v=1.0
  • Style up with lots of decorative turquoise jewellery and a western shape hat.
  • Don't be scared of playing with some bold prints! Many of my curvy clients opt for an aztec shacket and wear open with a long boho necklace.
Long aztec print coat

    Western Accessories!

    The key is to accessorize up! There are 4 core essentials that are always worth the investment, and will bring a western vibe to any outfit.

    Western Wear Accessories
    • Western or fedora hat
    • Statement Belt
    • Western Cowboy Boots
    • Turquoise Jewellery

    By investing in these, you can style up a basic core wardrobe of jeans, shirt, long sleeve top or vintage tee.

    As a general rule, it's about having FUN and finding the joy in playing with fringe, vivid turquoise pops and prints.

    If you need any help with creating your look or finding quality boho-western styles then Boho Buffalo is the western fashion brand you're looking for!

    Browse our latest clothing and accessory lines here: https://bohobuffalo.com/