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How To Wear The Western Trend, As Demonstrated By Emma Roberts


Emma Roberts' style is not always easy to define. One day she's channeling the '70s with groovy florals and the next she's dressed like a real-life cowgirl. Between the boots and the fringe, her latest looks are like a modern-day guide for how to wear the Western trend.

The American Horror Story actor has long been known as the queen of retro clothes, and her newfound obsession with Western attire is just another facet of her perpetual penchant for vintage. Lately, Roberts' style has taken a turn from colorful cat-eye sunglasses to fringe embellishments and boots that make her look like a Texas rancher, but in a good way.

Take her outfit at New York Fashion Week in Feb., for instance, which consisted of a burgundy fringe jacket tucked into a printed maxi skirt. Just before that, the actor wore a golden-hued two piece that incorporated big metal buttons and snap-flap pockets in true boho-cowgirl style.

Needless to say, Roberts has really been calling attention to the country-themed section of her wardrobe lately. Her contemporary take on Western chic just reinforces the fact that Roberts is an authority on '70s fashion. Ahead, four Western-inspired looks to copy immediately.


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On Feb. 9, Roberts wore that same jacket you've seen in every Western movie ever: a suede button-up with long fringe across the chest and sleeves. She paired the look with a sheer, printed maxi skirt and boots for a full '70s look courtesy of Longchamp, whose runway show she was en route to.

Denim Fringed Shirt




Shaggy fringe trim will give your go-to denim button-up a necessary upgrade.

Fringe Suede Skirt


Free people

Give your cowgirl look some edge with this studded asymmetric mini skirt.

Fringe Boots


Saint Laurent

These sleek suede ankle booties have that quintessential Western feel.

Snap-Flap Pockets

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The actor certainly wasn't too shy to flaunt her Western collection during her visit to Park City for Sundance in Jan. Fresh off the plane, she was spotted in a shearling Coach jacket with Western-style stitching. Then, the following day, she opted for mustard-colored wool separates featuring dual snap-flap pockets (like the coat from the previous day) and chunky metal hardware.

Western Snap-Front Shirt




This wear-with-anything button-front shirt is a wardrobe staple with a Western touch.

Western Corduroy Jacket



BDG Urban Outfitters

Between the mustard-yellow hue, the old-school corduroy, and the snap-flap pockets, this spring-ready jacket is the ultimate '70s throwback.

Belted Western Shirt In Indigo



This blue-jean belted top is the perfect trend-forward layer to make your outfit more fun.


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Western style just wouldn't be the same without suede. The matte leather look is essential to Roberts' cowgirl style and the trench coat she sported to an Uber event in Nov. is a case in point. The layer — which is actually a super-affordable Mango find — gave her all-yellow ensemble that signature '70s flair.

Leather Trench



Roberts' leather trench is a spring-ready lightweight layer with a convertible collar and contrast stitching.

Loranne Suede Jacket


Acne Studios

Get the raw suede look with a Western-inspired bomber coat instead.

Monday Suede Jacket


Sylvie Schimmel

Talk about a spring jacket ... this cotton candy-colored number is the perfect layer to take your wardrobe into warmer weather.

Cowboy Boots


Of course, you couldn't call the actor's wardrobe Western if she didn't wear the iconic shoes every now and again. Roberts is certainly no stranger to a pair of cowboy boots. In fact, she wears them often. In one off-duty look, she opted for understated black boots and paired them with animal-print jeans.

Derrissa Booties



This sleek pair also comes in white with contrasting soles.

Contrast Stitch Cowboy Boots



These jet-black cowboy boots are a modern take on a timeless shoe.

Kaiegan Suede Cowboy Boots


Rebecca Minkoff

If you're partial to a more traditional style, then go with this brown-leather classic.