The great US of A has bestowed us with some icons over the years: country singers, apple pie, coke, Disney movies and…Netflix. But in today’s context where anything goes (trust us, we’ve seen it all), dressing up like the former isn’t a stretch because Kate Spade has done the legwork for you this season with some western classics.
The western boot, the paisley print blouse, rhinestones and spangles and the flannel shirt: just four items that Kate Spade woman has picked up during her visit to Nashville, Tennessee after seasons of traveling abroad (sporty in New Orleans, ethnic in Mexico, and Slavic style in Russia). Click on for more.
We’re calling it conspicuous because it has red, blue and white on it (sans black) but look past the obvious reference and what you have is a beautiful skirt that works for weekends as it does for work.
The hats were meant to block out sun, the denim was thick to withstand labour and scarves were used to protect their noses from dust: the one-piece western women wore to bling themselves out? Anything rhinestone studded just like this necklace.
Sometimes, you might hanker for a jacket that looks like you picked it up from a cool thrift store that nobody knows but in case the thought of delving into a musty store doesn’t work in your favour: this jacket is the real deal.
It’s called the Rhiannon: a possible reference to the iconic Fleetwood Mac song but if you’ve been into trends over the last five years, you’d notice that one of them is dressing like Florence Welch. But sorry fans, Stevie Nicks made prairie dresses cool and so can you with this dress.
We were confused too with the two words because it’s almost like saying peanut butter and soya sauce go together (but if you enjoy the latter combo, we ain’t judging). But for those hankering for a flannel shirt that doesn’t scream “my boyfriend won’t know I nicked this”, this one is an option.
In the ‘90s, The Sam exploded in popularity because women finally realised, hey, I can actually buy a fashionable bag that fits all my things and actually looks designer. Fast forward two decades later, Kate Spade knows what women want: The Sarah, the older sister of The Sam made in every style and colour.
The length of the dress will work for Serena van der Woodsen and the colourway and embellishments work for Pearl Hart (google her, she’s one bad ass woman). Will it work for you? We say yes, but only with simpler things like a white sneaker and a classic bag.