Go West

By Kadi

Year in and out I depend on this store for the staple pieces in my wardrobe, as their quality is second to none. Each year I find myself needing to purchase fewer things, as each piece gets better looking with age and with proper care. My obsession with the store was ratcheted up a level once I got a chance to see the open vastness of the west with my own eyes, certainly the inspiration behind everything that the Ralph Lauren brand represents.

I am fortunate to have amazing clients in the Jackson area of Wyoming, and last summer I headed there with my cutting partner Jason and assistant Evelyn to tend to their hair.This AMAZING group of friends are truly the kind of clients that I would do for free and still feel like I’ve come out on top. Of course, Myka came along too, as I always try to include the bestie whenever I travel to a new place. Our favorite find while we were there? Sky Wolf’s Native American & Western Art, run by executive director Joseph Skywolf. We tried on gorgeous turquoise jewelry, admired hand made moccasins, and even got to test out some vintage headdresses. Myka has since become obsessed with obtaining one to display in her home.

Visiting Jackson was a great way for me to see how western wear is effortlessly worn without spending an insane amount of money. This is why the “Ralph Lauren look” is so timeless and easy to replicate. Navajo and western inspired clothing also doesn’t have to be relegated to spring and summer and the fields of Coachella. I incorporate this look in my wardrobe no matter the season, whether it be to pair denim on denim with a pair of perfectly broken in boots, or to wear a tonal outfit of head to toe winter white, gray, camel or black, accented with my favorite western inspired jewelry. Below are a few things that I have already purchased or plan to add to my wardrobe for the upcoming winter season.

Leather boots from Free People $398

Shawl Cardigan from Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply $209.99

Long strapless cashmere gown from Ralph Lauren Black Label $611.15

Necklace from Tibetan vendor on Abbott Kinney $75

Long hooded cardigan from Free People $168

Turquoise bracelets purchased at a flea market in Atlanta for $15 each

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