Bringing fashion to its knees for another summer, Cochella-inspired fashion fever is the only topic worth talking about this month. Whilst bygone days of distressed denim shorts and crochet crop tops have happily passed us by, sartorially sophisticated destination dressing is seeing a gentle rebellion that celebrates fashion's newest frontier – cowgirl-kitsch.
Damsel in distress romantic dressing is back with oodles of showgirl sass that's anything but generic. With meadow prints, fluttering frills and urban prairie accessories proving that a pioneering spirit lives on in post-festival attire, this season wild west period looks go all out glam. Whether you're joining the celeb-circuit for some VIP action, or looking to bring a touch of bohemian rhapsody back to inner-city styling, embrace vintage charm with our take on the prairie princess look for Cochella and beyond...
Putting a traditional twist back into contemporary day wear, fashion styling regresses back to an age of elegance, with international designers digging deep to embrace a bygone era of earthy undertones and seasonal flora. A stark contrast to the bolshy prospector penchant seen in runway shows from Band of Outsiders and Nicholas K. which showcased an array of Patagonian shawls and ten-gallon hats, a lighter touch was taken by the likes of Coach and Erdem, flaunting peasant-prairie ensembles – ideal for post-hippie desert dwellers.
Using a contextually rich statement piece to underpin the general aesthetic, this long printed silk jacquard maxi skirt tucked into our classic pussy bow Vaughan Cassie silk shirt in pure white is a spiritual retreat from harsh lines and colour pop pattern clash separates. A loose fitting design that gracefully cinches the waist with a rich brown leather western belt, revert to ladylike silhouettes in this floor skimming ensemble. Accented with fun, trend-conscious accessories like this flat brimmed caramel hat, slip on platform clogs and classic saddle bag, this charming springtime homage to gentler fashion favourites adds an antique vintage elegance to modern city looks.
Choose the road less travelled this season and stray far from the madding crowd in this elegant ode to desert design, rich with embroidered elegance and carefree comfortable silhouettes.
Pictured: VAUGHAN silk shirt, Vilshenko maxi skirt, Brixton fedora, Maison Boinet belt, Altuzarra saddle bag, Michael Kors Collection clogs
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