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Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - WEEKEND -

The Cana­dian tuxedo has made a come­back in re­cent sea­sons, and the fash­ion in­dus­try def­i­nitely has shown a pen­chant for the western trend in gen­eral. While dou­ble denim, bolo ties, cow­boy boots, and plaids and checks have reared their heads again, it’s the western-in­spired shirt that we’re the most ex­cited about this fall. From true-blue styles to ban­dana prints and more, they’re sur­pris­ingly ver­sa­tile: the per­fect coun­ter­part to some of the sea­son’s more re­fined sep­a­rates, and an easy way to in­ject a mod­ern edge to any look. Re­becca Tay dis­cov­ers five western shirts to try now.

PRINTS CHARM­ING

Ban­dana prints are a western trend sta­ple, and we’re re­ally into this ban­dana-print shirt with em­broi­dered de­tails. Wear it for work with a black skirt and pumps, then switch into jeans and an­kle boots or sneak­ers for a stylish week­end look. Coach, ca.coach.com | $425

MAD FOR PLAID

There’s no doubt that red plaid is one of the western trend’s sig­na­tures, but this deep-V popover shirt proves that you can still look chic in the tra­di­tional back­coun­try print. Pair with denim — but we’d prob­a­bly skip the cow­boy boots to avoid look­ing too lit­eral. Gap, gap­canada.ca| $49.95

LACY LADY

With its dou­ble lace pan­els and sharp col­lar, this ‘Franky’ shirt by Ba­ba­ton is equal parts el­e­gant, so­phis­ti­cated and cool. Team with pa­per bag-waist trousers or a high-waisted skirt to ac­cen­tu­ate its lean sil­hou­ette. Aritzia, aritzia.com | $98

DENIM FOR DAYS

You can’t beat a clas­sic denim but­ton-down when it comes to the western trend done right. Ca­sual, com­fort­able and ev­ery­one’s favourite wear-with-ev­ery­thing piece, this style by Levi’s, the quin­tes­sen­tial Amer­i­can denim brand, is the ul­ti­mate pick. Levi’s, levi.com | $79.95

BRIGHT WHITES

Raf Si­mons has been con­tin­u­ally in­spired by tra­di­tional Amer­i­cana since taking over the cre­ative helm at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, and we es­pe­cially love the shirts he’s de­signed for the brand. Many fea­ture western-de­tailed pock­ets in con­trast­ing hues, though this all­white ver­sion with sil­ver hard­ware is an ul­tra-sleek way to dip just a toe into the trend. The Out­net, the­out­net.com | US$807

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