As you've probably already noticed, all things western are having quite the moment. And while plenty of designers — from high fashion to high street — have offered a take on the trend, there's one particular collection that really nails it. For authentic western wear, consider Frye clothing a credible choice.
Frye has been known for its high quality, durable, and cool boots for a really, really long time. Considering the brand was founded in 1863, it's safe to say you'll be getting something good when you invest in a pair of its genuine leather boots — and you'd be in great company. Over the years, Frye has made custom boots for the likes of famous people like Jackie Kennedy (among others) and collaborated with partners including Anna Sui and Gal Meets Glam's Julia Engel.
But as of this year, the label famous for its leather goods announced that it's ready to branch out. As part of its 155th anniversary celebration, Frye has launched full women's and men's ready-to-wear collections for the fall season. And not only are the pieces true to the brand, but they're just in time for the wave of western-inspired styles you're seeing all over.
Take the prairie dresses that have been trending of late. Frye's collection boasts multiple versions of the style, infused with a healthy dose of the brand's authentic Americana vibe. The Paris Dress, $198, is a classic maxi-cut prairie dress rendered in earthy tones with buttons down the front, while the $298 Natalie Dress offers a short version of the style in simple black or sage green. Several prairie tops are also included in the launch, ideal for pairing with distressed denim or floaty maxi skirts.
Other westward leaning elements, like denim, suede, and leather (naturally) also feature prominently. The Nadia Wide Leg Suede Pant for $698 offers a fresh take on a culotte silhouette by selecting suede as the fabric, and proves that Frye can design clothing with of-the-moment styles in mind. The style comes in other colors as well (though not in suede), all of which are the perfect, simple addition to any wardrobe.
The collection's leather items are, obviously, some of the strongest. There's not much cooler than a leather mini skirt, and Frye's Diya Moto Skirt for $598 is a convincing option. The diagonal double-zipper closure across the front and buckled details at the side are rebellious details that give off a super-edgy vibe. Equally cool is the Schott NYC X Frye Grizzly Jacket, which is $1,595 and combines soft lambskin leather with fluffy shearling into one vintage-inspired biker jacket. Pair with denim and cowboy boots for an effortless look.
Keep scrolling to shop some of Frye's best pieces from its apparel debut, and head to the brand's site for even more.
Frye's take on the prairie dress is authentically American. The earthy, dark tones are ideal for fall – wear with black boots and a tonal leather belt cinched at the waist.
A floaty, feminine dress, the Natalie is a shortened take on the prairie style. Wear with tall leather boots with a stacked heel, and a chunky knit cardigan to keep warm. The style also comes in a sage green.
Nadia Wide Leg Suede Pant
A super-modern piece from the Frye collection, these suede cropped pants are reminiscent of cowboy apparel. Wear with a simple top and leather boots, naturally.
Diya Moto Skirt
Give your wardrobe some edge with this genuine leather mini skirt. The double zippers and buckle add extra cool factor.
Schott NYC X Frye Grizzly Jacket
This biker jacket comes from a Frye heritage design, and features both leather and shearling. The double-O detail is a unique feature that sets the piece apart from other leather jackets.
This white lace top is very "home on the range" – but modern. It's made from 100 percent cotton so you know it'll be comfortable, and it's versatile enough to wear with just about anything.
Melissa Suede Pocket Dress
Frye manages to marry western and mod styles in this mini dress, cut from camel colored suede. The back features an exposed brass zipper for added interest.
Simona Western Shirt
A western-inspired collection isn't complete without a chambray shirt, and this one ticks all the boxes. Classic western stitching and pearlescent snap buttons are hallmark features of the style. Wear open over a simple tee, or buttoned up with denim, Canadian tux-style.