How to Create Tasteful Western Style, According to Actress Abigail Spencer
As an actress on Mad Men and Suits (alongside none other than Meghan Markle), Abigail Spencer has an impressive amount of costume and fashion experience under her belt. We were lucky enough to explore her L.A. closet, which is full of designer treasures and is incredibly organized—think labeled plastic bins stacked to the ceiling, just for her shoes. She also filled us in on her go-to styling secrets, like mixing high-fashion Western pieces with luxurious, brightly colored couture. With an innate ability to wear a hat (yes, even a leopard-print fedora) with just about any outfit, we can’t deny that the girl has some serious flair. For tips on what pieces to splurge on this season, check out Spencer’s three style rules below!
1. GO OUT WEST WITH YOUR WARDROBE
Spencer’s closet will inspire you to unleash your inner Daisy Duke in the most chic way. With frilled prairie dresses, leather saddlebags, and an oh-so-rodeo Ralph Lauren suede fringe jacket, Spencer tackles the Western-inspired trend in true high-fashion form. Did we mention her impressive display of cowboy hats? Wear your studded ankle boots with a girly summer dress and your silk-satin shirts with a pair of fitted trousers to emulate her understated, Western-meets-couture style.
2. INVEST IN A HAT (OR THREE)
With respect to said cowboy hats, we can’t forget to highlight Spencer’s array of fantastic headpieces, from those classic Stetsons, to ’20s-inspired cloche styles, to delicate headbands. There’s only a certain type of person who can pull off a hat (and a fun pair of Minnie Mouse ears) with every ensemble, and Spencer isn’t afraid to (literally) top off her outfit with the perfect headpiece.
3. ADD SOME EMBELLISHMENTS TO YOUR SUMMER STAPLES
Spencer’s embellished items have us investing in bejeweled pieces and digging up our sewing kits to elevate our own everyday attire. When we spotted a red corduroy Chloé jacket (appliquéd with rainbow-patched stitching on the collar and sleeves) from her impeccably organized closet, we came to the conclusion that Spencer has truly mastered the embellished trend. Be like Spencer (without the pressure of attempting your own DIY craft project), and check out these seven pieces for a look that’s both folk-inspired and glamorous.
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