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JACKETS 18 Western & English Today W&E Editorial Director Holly Henderson weighs in on some of this year's emerging fashion trends and shares personal favorites, past and present. PRAIRIE STYLE "Who doesn't want an airy, fl owy dress with a ruffl e hem in a so fl oral print?" MARIGOLD "It looked absolutely beautiful on the runways for spring/summer, and I a love a bold color statement. I'm just always a bit leery of actually wearing anything in the yellow or orange family, though. It's all about choosing the right shade for your skin tone." STONEWASHED DENIM "As long as it's fl attering, I am on board. Stonewashed jeans aren't really for me, but an oversize denim jacket, sure." METALLIC/FOIL NAILS " is is a trend that I'm not really on board with, nor nail art in general. Maybe it will grow on me, but I have always been a traditional nude nails kinda gal. I think it's odd to draw more attention to your fi ngers than your face or your fashion." LOW RISE JEANS "If only I were young again." TIE-DYE "Another one I'm not too excited about yet. But who knows? Come summer, I'll probably be all about it." BOWS "Yes! Bring on the bows. I've always loved them as added design elements — to shoes to handbags to dresses, you name it. Bows make me feel girly. I guess they're my version of wearing pink." HAIR ACCESSORIES "Some of the barrettes I've seen recently are absolutely beautiful — engraved silver feathers and mother-of- pearl inlays. True jewelry- quailty pieces. In Western, more is more, so I say yes!" PLATFORM SANDALS " ese remind me of the Rocket Dogs I wore as a kid. But again, by summer, I won't be surprised if they're all I'm wearing. And, a platform is always more comfortable than a heel." SNAKESKIN "I am so excited to see this everywhere! But I'm partial to any and all exotic leathers and animal prints." TREND WATCH HOT OR NOT 3 TRENDS HERE TO STAY JUMPSUITS " is isn't a new trend by any means, but it has been interesting to see it evolve throughout the last couple of years. e silhouettes may change from season to season, but I think the jumpsuit will be around for a while. Love this new serape design from L&B Apparel!" SEQUINS "Can these really be considered a trend, or are sequins just a longstanding staple? ey certainly are in Western fashion. But they're also more prevalent than ever in contemporary fashion for the upcoming year. Maybe it's due to the uptick in '80s infl uences. Whatever the reason, I'm a fan!" FRINGE " is is another thing popping up across contemporary collections right now, but it's always been a distinguishing element of Western fashion and design. Fringe has always been in, so I can't really imagine it going anywhere now." 3 RECENT HIGHLIGHTS VARSITY JACKET "I love this, and all athleisure, really. I love a sporty look. And with so many designers weighing in, you can fi nd a version that suits you and then dress it up or down. My favorite is a fi tted navy-wool and black-leather combo by Levi's that I still get compliments on every time I wear it." MULES "A few year's ago, I would have thought you were crazy if you told me I would be wearing these. Now I have them in every form — fl ats, booties, and block heels. Designers have really given new life and relevancy to what I used to consider a 'mom shoe.' " '70S RETRO "I'm a sucker for a high-waisted fl are and a retro tee, and I've been especially obsessed with the logo ringer Wrangler brought back into circulation! I have it in three colors and a T-shirt dress. I hope the '70s vibes continue into the next couple of seasons."

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