As spring rolls around and we all start transitioning our closets, keep an eye out for Western influences in fashion. Western touches were a major theme hitting the A/W 18 runway, and although we’re seasons away from autumn/winter (thankfully!) western wear is making an early intro into spring/summer collections.
This western-inspired dress was one of my favorite pieces that I wore to shows during London Fashion Week. As much as I’ve been longing for Spring, the pleated long hemline matched with delicate silk sleeves makes it a perfect transition piece while temperatures are still crisp. This particular style is from Sandro, as is my white spring coat, but lots of other brands are also introducing western-inspired pieces like Maje, (another favorite, which happens to be created by the sister of the woman behind Sandro), Bloomingdales, ASOS, Topshop, Coach, & Barney’s. It’s super comfortable, checks all the boxes for style, attention to detail, color scheme, and pattern, not to mention is super transitional from work mode to weekends off!
Two other staples I’m all about for spring are white patent boots and little pink bags. Anyone who knows me knows bags and shoes are my weakness. If there’s an “it” factor plus character and versatility, I know they’re worth-while investments. This blush bag from Roksanda is currently a front-running favorite. Not only was it really special seeing it in person on Roksanda’s A/W18 runway, but I love everything about the hue of pink, structured silhouette, gold hardware, and removable shoulder strap. Last season I wore my white Clare V bag on repeat. This year it’s this little one that you’ll be spotting over and over.
Similarly, I have a feeling you’ll be seeing quite a bit of these white patent boots. It’s an ode-to-the-60’s trend taking over high streets, and so far, a piece I’ve loved styling with relaxed jeans, plaid trousers, red pants, and in this case, dresses. This particular pair is sold out from Steve Madden, but I’ve linked lots of look-alike options if this style of shoe is something you think you can’t do without!