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Andy Grammer Stops By stylehaüs

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Discovered on 3rd Street Promenade, Andy Grammer has come a long way from where he started. With his hot single Keep Your Head up featured in the smash Pitch Perfect, Andy’s fame has sky rocketed- but he still stays humble.

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Before performing a jam packed show at The Grove, Andy Grammer stopped by stylehaus to shoot an intimate interview and check out what our stylists suggest for stage wear.

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Afterwards, Andy Grammar won the hearts and eternal gratitude of two stylehaus stylists by hooking them up with free VIP passes to the concert this past Wednesday.

IMG_2103Andy’s newest album hits stores Tuesday, August 4th and if it’s as good as his concert was, we can guarantee a new heart throb is in the works. 

Free Spirits and Flower Children

Free Spirits and Flower Children: Runway Inspired Boho Chic

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The term “boho chic” has developed over the years in Southern California and has turned into somewhat of an obsession. Boho chic does not consist of just one item of clothing. It is an embodiment from your head, to your toes, to your soul. You can easily obtain the regular boho look by putting flowers in your hair that you just picked up from the side walk, and wearing an oversized lace dress and sandals, but to achieve boho chic, we turn to the runway. 

1. Anna Sui

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The perfect way to work that flower crown. You don’t always have to wear flowers though on top of those perfectly messy waves. Basically anything that comes from the ground will work! Grass, wheat, leaves, etc. Get creative.

2. DSquared2 

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The madness of color that somehow all works together. an awesome leather jacket with crazy embellishment paired with that oversized dress you wanted to wear from the start is the best way to turn your boho look into boho chic.

3. Altuzarra

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The crazier the embellishments the better. Bells, sequins, coins, fringe, you name it, it can go on a dress.

4. Valentino

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5. Emilio Pucci

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It’s more than just “warm” in So Cal, it’s a scorcher! And you want to wear the least amount of clothing as possible. A lace bralette and tribal patterned skirt screams boho but by adding the essential jewels and intense eye liner, you’ve officially gone chic.

Our 5 Favorite Yves St. Laurent Quotes

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The legendary French fashion house may now be known as simply St. Laurent, but founder Yves was a fount of elegant wisdom.

Here are our five favorites phrases.

1. Yves St Laurent On Confidence

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2. Yves St Laurent On Importance

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3. Yves St Laurent On Elegance0f7a81fcba7b1db659b8991bebd94aa6

4. Yves St. Laurent On Dressing6486a3ef98b01c4baae747f9d8d46e4d

5. Yves St. Laurent On The Power Of Makeup

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Weekly Pull: Long, Light & Lovely

Staying sleek, not sweaty, doesn’t require baring all your body. For this week’s pull, we were inspired to show off these breezy and beautiful floor length pieces: a royal blue jumpsuit, white lace maxi-dress, and printed silk one piece. 

 1. Spectacular Sapphire

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Donna Mizani blue jumpsuit  $246, Charleston Charm $880

2. Effortless Edge

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AS by DF $270, Rock Necklace $900

3. Queen of Coachella

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 Odylyne lace dress $335, Roman Coin Necklaces (price upon request), Gold metal bag (price upon request)

Some buy Vogue for the pretty pictures: Our Favorite Campaigns of Fall 2014

A great edition of Time has to have minimal advertising– I mean who wants to have to flip through endless advertisements for Activia? On the contrary, a  great edition of Vogue (or Elle or Harper’s or whatever) contains the best, most ravishing advertisements one can find- the season’s latest fashion campaigns. These campaigns can be so chic, so sexy, so sophisticated that sometimes, we can’t help but skip through the articles and “only look at the pretty pictures.” Middle school style. 

Here are our favorite campaigns (reading distractions) of the season. 

Moschino 


Jeremy Scott takes aver Moschino with a bang– or more appropriately, a burp. The young designer debuts as the new Moschino Creative Director with a McDonald’s inspired collection. The runway collection has been described by some critics as “trashy” and “over the top.” Other critics, on the other hand, enjoyed the playful collection by the young designer and described the collection as “delicious.” 

Because of how the collection was shown on the runway and the critics’ sometimes harsh reviews, we expected Moschino to put out an ad campaign just as “over the top” and “delicious” but instead, what we got was an elegant ad campaign with some of New York’s most sophisticated. 

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Celebrated photographer Steven Meisel captured models Karen Elson, Raquel Zimmerman, Saskia De Brauw and Caroline Murphy in what seems to be a formal, high brow get together. But if you look closely, you can see the cheese  on Saskia’s dress and the other playful, clever details inspired by the world’s most well-known fast food chain. 

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And what’s more Elegant than Queen Linda? The “M” on the quilted shoulder bag does not stand for “McDonalds” when the Chameleon Queen carries it.

It can stand for money, madame, magnificent or maybe even Moschino. 

 

Calvin Klein

There’s not much to say about the Fall 2014 Clavin Klein ad campaign promotion the hashtag #mycalvins. There’s little to say but lots to feel. Little words, lots of lust. Little speaking, lots of moans. hbz-best-ads-ck-01-lg

Photographer Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott reminds us why we pinned photos like these on out bedroom walls in the 90′s. (Kate Moss and Marky Mark, anyone?). Model Lara Stone is modernized in this ad mostly by the (strategically placed) hashtag. 

 

hbz-best-ads-ck-03-lgLara is joined by Anerican model Matt Terry. 

Of course the Calvin Klein girl has a boyfriend. Or maybe they’re just friends. With lots of benefits we all wanna partake in. 

 

Mulberry 

Party supergirl Cara Delevigne, turns her head away from the London party scene for just a little to enjoy all that the beautiful English countryside has to offer. 

 

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hbz-best-ads-MLBRY_AW14_CARA_KHAKI_DPS_300dpi-lgPhotographer Tim Walker captures Cara in traditional English staples like rainboots and plaid, all with the London cool nobody can take away from Cara. 

 

Honorable Mentions

Lanvin

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Models: Edie and Olympia Campbell

 

Alexander McQueen 

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Model: Edie Campbell

 

Rag & Bone

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Model: Winona Ryder

 

Chanel

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Model: Cara Delevigne (yes, her again. She books a lot.)

 

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Knits so good your Grandma can’t deal

 From left: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Hermès.


From left: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Hermès.

Summer might be in full force, but style slows for no Season.

The Fall/Winter 2014 Collections recently debuted, and fashionistas are already scrambling to integrate key details into their warm weather wardrobe. One particularly wearable textile making appearances on many a runway? Knits.

Fall 2014: Helmet Lang; Edun; Public School

Fall 2014: Helmet Lang; Edun; Public School

From the Row, where Olsen twins continued their brave pioneering of old lady chic with luxe (if highly over the top) knitwear, to Alexander Wang’s neon take on mod knit mini dresses to Stella McCartney’s sophisticated head to toe knit suit, knits have never held less kitsch or more chic.

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The polar vortex may have subconsciously worked to make knits the story of New York Fashion Week, from ribbed leggings and sweater tanks at Marc Jacobs and Edun to all-in-ones at Michael Kors, and, at the Row, a bear suit of sorts: essentially, all the clothes you’ve always wished you could venture out of the house in, but never dared to try. There were dressed-up knits, too, like Calvin Klein Collections’s elegant mohair skirts and tops and the handspun details on Rodarte’s dresses. Layered looks went next-level with sweaters of multiple lengths and varied silhouettes piled on, topped with a very, very, very long scarf—all techniques that the lingering cold temperatures offer plenty of time to incorporate in wardrobes now.

Fall 2014: Iceberg; Viktor and Rolf; Tory Burch

Fall 2014: Iceberg; Viktor and Rolf; Tory Burch

The last result you might expect from layering knit upon knit might be a lithe, lean, and sleek silhouette, but the Fall 2014 shows blew our respective hive minds with piled on knits that accentuated, not disguised, our feminine curves.

Fall 2014: Derek Lam; The Row; Dion Lee

Fall 2014: Derek Lam; The Row; Dion Lee

Look for long & spacious knits in neutral shades, in particular Fall’s subtly sexy it-hue: soft grey. In order to attain that coveted look of long and lean, it’s imperative to select a form-fitting and light weight knit.

Repeat after me: bulk is bad, bulk is bad, bulk is bad. 

Check out 5 sleek knits from stylehaüs:

1. Astars

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Deep Blue Drape Cardigan, $105

2. Marna Ro

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Multi Thread Orange-lined Knit, $171

3. AS by DF

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Pale Cream Moto Sweater, $225

4. Otis and Maclain

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Edie Sweater, $128

5. AS by DF

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Sofia Cardigan, $245

Box On Top: Wearing The Boxy T Trend For Summer & Fall 2014

Boxy Tees are a flexible and surprisingly sophisticated top to try.

Joseph Quilted Cotton Jersey Top, Theory Striped Leather Top, Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt, rag & bone ODA top.

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Jersey Top, Theory Striped Leather Top, Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt, rag & bone ODA top.

Just last week, we discussed the 60’s mod trend taking high to low fashion by storm. But the mod mania isn’t limited to micro-minis and bold, eye-catching, retro inspired prints; shape and structure is also vital when incorporation mod into the modern wardrobe. Next Season’s silhouettes are saturated with irreverently geometric shapes from head to toe. One less discussed but ultra chic variation of 60’s structure is the humble yet universally flattering boxed top 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Peter Som, Tibi, and Calvin Klein sent models down the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways in square shaped tops. boxtop1 On the retail side, the affordable angels at Zara and Topshop are selling especially fantastic fast fashion renditions of the box top trend. Square, slouchy, and slightly off the shoulder tee shirts impeccably combine form with function. When searching for a box top of your own, veer towards a saturated solid or minimalist color blocking to compliment the unfussy square shape. The hem should be slightly cropped, not so much as to reveal belly button, but not so long that it reaches the top of your pants or skirt.

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Zara Printed Shirt With Asymmetric Hem, Tibi Simona Jacquard Cropped Top, ASOS T-Shirt in Hawaiian Print

The best part of a square top is it allows you to play with proportions. Pair with polished trousers or a fully, swingy maxi skirt to elegantly contrast slouch with structure. Or, for a flirtier ensemble that shows off your waist, tuck the boxed top into a high waisted skirt or skinny jeans. Although a boxy top flourishes in the office because of it’s structured polish, it’s outrageous flexibility offers a myriad of casual options.

 Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

A perfect laid back weekend day to night ensemble might pair a pale, pastel cropped boxy top with those perfectly weathered boyfriend jeans in a light wash. Roll up the cuffs, add a low heeled leather bootie or printed flat, and throw on a panama hat and you’ve got your go to gear for Brunch, Farmer’s Markets, and sunny strolls down shop lined streets. 

Here are 3 commandments for rocking a box top

1. If you’re pairing a box top with slouchier, looser bottoms, make sure the top is cropped or at least on the shorter side.

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

A too long box top will drown your figure if paired with similarly wide garments!

2. When the temperature drops, try laying a crisp button up over your boxy top for that Serena Van Der Woodsen at Constance chic.

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Pair with a mini skirt or shorts with tights to keep it sexy and contrasting. 

3. A perfectly polished work ensemble is a boxy top paired with a pencil skirt and delicate accessories.

Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

Feminine, yet take charge! 

Stylehaüs has some superb boxy tops that are on point with this trend.

Check it: 

 1. Lauren Stucky

Short Sleeved Crop Top with an Open Back $273

Short Sleeved Crop Top with an Open Back
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2. AS by DF

Chantal Tee  $135

Chantal Tee
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3. Addison

Printed T-Shirt in Green $148

Printed T-Shirt in Green
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4. Kalmanovich

Striped Crop Top  $959

Striped Crop Top
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5. AS by Df

Safe and Sound Leather Top $395

Safe and Sound Leather Top
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10 Best Karl Lagerfeld Quotes

Karl Lagerfeld is more than an icon, he’s a genius, and a hilarious savant at that. No one can really anticipate what Karl Lagerfeld will say next but we can wait with baited breathe for his next bout of stylish wit.

Here are my 10 favorite Karl Lagerfeld quotes! 

1. Karl Lagerfeld on Attitude

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2. Karl Lagerfeld on strange beauty 

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3. Karl Lagerfeld on survival

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4. Karl Lagerfeld on language

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5. Karl Lagerfeld on tacky

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6. Karl Lagerfeld on Elegance

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7. Karl Lagerfeld on soul

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8. Karl Lagerfeld on faking it

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9. Karl Lagerfeld on change

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10. Karl Lagerfeld on being down to earth

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It’s A Mad, Mod World

 

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Short cuts and retro rock are making a comeback in 2014.

Designers paired micro-minis with low-heeled boots for a feminine yet seriously sophisticated set of ensembles that flatter a myriad of body types. Runway references to the days of Beatlemania and Twiggy triumph included the rock n’ roll silhouettes at St. Laurent, embroidered bibs of Gucci, and ultra low waistlines at D-Squared.

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Italian Mod: Gucci Fall 2014

Let’s be honest: no decade comes back into vogue as frequently or with such enthusiasm as the swinging 60’s. We can’t quite quit those wild days of innovation in fashion, music, and culture. And why should we? It’s just too good to abandon for more than a couple Seasons.

Saint Laurent; Gucci; House of Holland

Saint Laurent; Gucci; House of Holland

An A-line or super square cut is vital the modern mod mini: loose enough to leave some room for imagination, structured enough to be daytime appropriate, and short enough to show off those long, tan Cali girl stems.

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 The stylehaüs stylists took mod 2014 Runway looks and created wearable, Street Style ready outfits for each ensemble.

1. The Boldest Blush

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Gucci at Milan Fall 2014

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Alexander McQueen $1355, Gianvito Rossi knee high boots $1936, Rebecca Minkoff bag $195, Ray Ban aviators $139

2. Flower Power

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Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2014 took the mod look to the floral side but kept the colors neutral.

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MARNI floral skirt $300, Contrast trim floral jacket $39, Nicholas Kirkwood loafers $890, The Row round sunglasses $445

3. White Outmod 3 viktor and rolf 2014In Viktor and Rolf 2014 runway, white and studs can do no wrong in the world of fashion.

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Topshop white sweater $20, Rag & Bone white skirt $557, Rebecca Minkoff spiked collar necklace $208, Tod Gommino leather loafers $425

4. Punch of Pink

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Straight from Valentino’s runway, this look can flip from a fun day at the market to a crazy night on the town due to it’s bright color yet conservative feel.

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Jane Norman pink dress $77, Burberry white boot heels $850, Michael Kors polka dot bag $441

5. Paradise Lostmod 5 jeremy scott spring 2014This matching two piece from Jeremy Scott Spring 2014 is the perfect resort wear for your summer vacations.

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Topshop green crop top $76, SEA tweed mini skirt $165, Hobbs sling back kitten heels $128, Armitage silver hand bag $49

Trends come and go, but the entertainment you get from playing with your look will never dwindle if properly embraced.

Remember: life is too short for a bad outfit.

How The West Will Be Won

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Portlandia told you to put a bird on it. I’m telling you to put a fringe on it.

From Chanel to Alexander Wang to Tracy Reese, western motifs flooded Spring and Fall 2014 Runways. Eye catching pieces worthy of even the Wildest West included leather handbags lined in suede fringe, heavy denim, oversize cowboy hats, rugged leathers, and even the occasional bolero. City Slickers will delight in melding modern bohemia, tribal touches, and John Wayne for a gloriously wearable incantation of our romanticized nostalgia of the West of days yore.”Pair festive fringe with leather and denim, hand-embroidered cotton with beaded jewelry, and gingham with woven straw accessories,” Vogue advises “and leave the hokey getups for the rodeo.”

Nothing says ‘urban cowboy’ like fringed accessories, and the tattered accents roamed virtually every Western inspired Collection.I’m just feelin’ the fringe this season,” Designer Tracy Reese said backstage of her Fall 2014 show, where models walked the Tracy Reese runway in fringed, handkerchief-inspired shawls.“This is basically what we would want to pack in our suitcases were we taking a trip to Texas”, describes Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs, “It was city slickers. It wasn’t overly Western, but very much sort of this urban fantasy of Western life. Our urban fantasy of what it would be like to go to Texas.”

Tibi and Charlotte Ronson channeled Cowboy’s And Indians with exaggeratedly oversized cowboy hats, a cheeky tribute to the broad brimmed panama/floppy hats currently en vogue with hipster fashionistas. Stuart Verves was all about the fringed suede purse and the ever sensational Mara Hoffman designed fringed ponchos festooned with one of her signature bright prints. Tommy Hilfiger‘s Fall 2014 collection featured an outdoorsy beige shirt dress embroidered with red arrows and accented with camel colored suede.

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Real life differs wildly from the Runway, so Glamour offered these 3 fantastic Do’s and Don’ts for wearing Western:

  1. DO belt it
    “Cinching a blanket cape with a belt makes the look wearable instead of overpowering,” advises Gunlocke Fenton. “Plus, it’s more girly than gaucho if you show off your waist.”
  2. DO tie one on Replace your usual necklace with a little black ribbon or bow for a feminine take on the bolo. “It’s a simple way to update your classic white button-down,” says Gunlocke Fenton. “Shirting is everywhere now and this feels fresh.
  3. DON’T go overboard “A Stetson hat, a longer skirt, or a fringed bag are all great ways to dip your toe in the trend,” Gunlocke Fenton says. “But wear just one or two pieces at a time. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a costume.”

The stylehaüs stylists took 5 Western-inspired Runway looks and created wearable, Street Style ready outfits for each ensemble.

1. CHANEL DOES DALLAS

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 Chanel mixes together modern bohemia with the days of the west with this get up. The soft materials and embellishment make the look versatile for any type of woman.

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Dannijo Clea Earrings $295, Madison Martin Margiela Embellished Top $730 net-a-porter.com, Topshop Sheer Overlay Skirt $80, Toga Pulla Embellished Loafer $549

2. All Denim All Day

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Prada 2015 Spring/Summer Runway breathed new life into classic denim dresses with clever accents and a rough & tumble aura.

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 Rag and Bone Fedora Hat $195, M&F Western Crystal belt $85, Prada Studded Denim Clutch $590, H&M shirt $15, Topshop Moto Stripe Denim Dress $80, Saint Laurent Western Style boots $1295, Boyfriend Jeans $52 Frontrowshop.com

3. Kill Bill 

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                                                                                  Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2015 collection has invented their own unique style that is effortlessly cool; The western x Indie Rock. Screen shot 2014-07-07 at 4.03.43 PM   Nastygal Crop Leather Jacket $88, Lucky Brand Frozen Blue Stone Ring $25, Lovely Bird “San Miguel” Fedora $128, Forever21 western cuff $3.80, Toga Pulla Western Suede Ankle Boot $275, Talitha Kaftan Dress $577, Black Drop Feather Earring $8.90 Jcpenney.com, Boho chain necklace $27 2020ave.com, River Island Cara ripped jean $70.

4. Paris, Texas

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Tibis’ 2014/15 western inspired collection is structured and sophisticated. Breathtakingly Beautiful.

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Topshop Dusted Coat $158, Forever21 Tassel Scarf $9.80, Green Fedora Hat $60 davidjones.com.au, Vince Camuto Crossbody Bag $298, Topshop Cuff Joggers $76, MissSelfridge Fluffy Jumper $53, Jil Sander Loafer $800 thecorner.com

5. Lady Anne Oakley

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 Alexander Wang’s Spring 2014 look takes the rigid cowboy to a softer side using light colors and sheer materials.

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Bottega Veneta High Waisted Trousers $450, Burberry Prorsum Silk Organza Top $530, Kate Moss for Topshop Paisley Scarf $85, Chinese Laundry Shoes $40, Heidi Klein Havana Cowboy Hat $198