Southwest Style | How To Get The Look

southweststyle Southwest Style | How To Get The Look

One of the fashion looks or styles that I’ve always liked is the Southwest style.  It seems to be making a bit of a comeback as well.  We all know that everything in fashion is cyclical.  There are a few key elements that really pull a Southwestern look together.

swbracelet Southwest Style | How To Get The Look


Handmade jewelry is huge in the Southwestern trend.  A big part of this is that the Native peoples of the Southwest were master craftsmen.  Sterling silver pieces inlaid with brightly colored gemstones like turquoise, lapis, jasper,  and malachite are very common.  Jewelry pieces like copper bracelets are quite popular as well.  And we can’t forget the beaded jewelry pieces – both woven and strung.

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Fringe is huge, especially leather and nubuck fringe.  Go for an accent, like on a bag ir a pair of moccasins.  If you’re especially daring, maybe choose a fringed jacket.
chambrayshirt Southwest Style | How To Get The Look


Who doesn’t like denim?  Not this girl, that’s for sure!  Jeans, jean jackets, chambray shirts or skirts are all perfect pieces for an Southwestern ensemble.

redboots Southwest Style | How To Get The Look


Boots for the Southwest tend to be more of a cowboy style boot.  Shoes with a low heel, or even flats, are most common.  Why?  Because the Southwest look is more of an everyday, utilitarian style.  Especially once you strip the jewelry down.


Your hair can be long and flowing, pulled back into a ponytail or a braid, or even in two low side braids.   Or shoulder length.  Or even short hair.  It all works!  Straw cowboy hats are a great accessory, as are headbands.

Bold Pieces

Southwest style isn’t about being shy.  Most of the pieces are big and bold.  Long skirts.  Big, bold belts.  Chunky jewelry.  Heck, even cowboy boots are a serious style statement!  Mix and match some of the pieces above and you’ll look like you just stepped out of Tlaquepaque or Santa Fe.

Are you going to give the Southwest style a test run?

About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.


  1. I love those boots! Bold with a hint of sparkle, so just a little girly. This look is great as it's so simple.

  2. Betsy Barnes says:

    The look is great, love those boots! :)

  3. Great elements and totally make the right look

  4. It's funny I don't consider myself southwest style, but I love that fringe bag and maybe there is some of that in me. ;)

  5. Love this style.  The boots are to die for!

  6. I love those boots – and that chambray shirt, too cute!  Though, I don't know if I'd be brave enough to wear cowboys boots. I love how they look, just don't know if I could pull it off.

  7. I love that denim shirt and those boots!  I've always liked the Southwest/Cowgirl/Down South look, but I've never been daring enough to really try it.  Maybe this summer when it warms up I'll see if I'm brave :)

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