Thursday, 18 April 2013

How to Wear A Western Denim Shirt

Flaunting its Western credentials, locking on to this season's denim mania and shamelessly appealing to my (unashamedly) girly side with its puffed sleeves and delicate lace panels, this shirt implored me to pluck it from the Primark rails a few weeks ago...

But what was I to team it with? Aguilera-style chaps and a stetson? I tried it on with the dungarees I raved about in my Primark SS13 post, but, far from the effortlessly chic avant-garde cool result I was expecting, I looked more like Window Cleaner Barbie, or, indeed, myself circa 1990 (I was 4).

Not to be deterred, a spot of experimentation yielded (I hope) much better results!

Little House On the Prairie

Shirt: Primark (Current), Skirt: Izabel London, Boots: Primark (Past Season)

You may have already spotted this amazing Izabel tutu (which I picked up for £8 in the sale at Debenhams!) in my Barbie post, and you'll be seeing an awful lot more of it in the near future! I love the denim vs. chiffon texture clash, coupled with the way the skirt brings out the feminine detailing of the top... and I just had to finish the look off with cowboy boots for that turn-of-the-century cowgirl look!

Oh, Do Beehive!

Shirt: As Above, Skirt, Necklace and Socks: Primark (Past Season), Shoes and Hair Band: New Look (Past Season)

I've seen so many stylistas rocking the denim shirt + pencil skirt + statement necklace ensemble that I couldn't wait to try it out, but all the combos I tried just felt a bit... blah - so after a bit of wardrobe ferreting, I decided to switch it up a bit with a printed lantern midi instead, adding colour pop peep toes and lacy ankle socks for a rockabilly feel.

Rock On

Shirt: As Above, Skirt: Primark, Boots: Peacocks (Past Season)

Western shirt + leather skater was already a tried and tested partnership (see this post), but denim gives it a different feel - who knew how versatile a leather mini skirt would be?!

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  1. lovely shirt.i really like the way you styled it.all outfits looks so great.

  2. I absolutely adore the second look! xx

  3. Love ur shirt!
    Great styling. The Rocker chic's ma fav look.

  4. All outfits are so cute on you, but you have such great legs that I wouldn't cover 'em up with a long skirt ;-)