Modern Prairie

The catwalks were full of Laura Ingalls-inspired prairie looks  – but with a modern twist. Which gives us modern prairie.

Think classic floaty, floral dresses, high collars, ruffles, frills, natural fibres, and a mix of ethnicities. But add bold colours, fringes with a twist, and splashes of modernity, and that’s modern prairie.

Clash your separates for a modern prairie look. Mix embellished, printed bottoms with simple tops in contrasting, or clashing colours.

modern prairie oneClockwise, from top left: Blue top, £22, BHS, ruffle top, £24,99, New Look, print mini skirt, £24.99, H&M, cold shoulder top, £25, BHS, printed shorts, £14.99, New Look, crochet crop top, £14.99, New Look, print maxi skirt, £29.99, H&M, blue gypsy top, £22, BHS

Or, keep your modern prairie look more obviously prairie with suedes, tans, beiges and texture. Just add the modern twist with these cute dungarees, and ankle boots.


modern prairie twoClockwise, from top left: Smock top, £85, French Connection, dream catcher necklace, £9.99, New Look, hat, £12.99, New Look, ankle boots, £79.95, White Stuff, poncho, £19.99, dungaree shorts, £29.99, both H&M

Keep it simple, and not so wild Wild West, with a black colour base. Embroidery is key to the modern prairie look – as is fringing – on bags, shoes and jewellery.

modern prairie threeClockwise, from top left: Black embroidered dress, £25, BHS, wedge heels, £49.99, H&M, black fringed bag, £19.99, New Look, black dream catcher earrings, £6.99, H&M, bandana, £3.99, New Look

To really put the modern into modern prairie, we love these fringed leather Converse. Team with a ruffle front dress in a bold colour, and some textured accessories.

modern prairie fourClockwise, from top left: Yellow dress, £28, BHS, straw bag, £32.50, White Stuff, dream catcher earrings, £5.99, New Look, fringed Converse, £75, Schuh

Go full out prairie style with a LOT of fringing, a lot of embellishment, and tassels everywhere!

modern prairie fiveClockwise, from top left: Black dress, £75, French Connection, cross body bag, £22.99, New Look, fringe earrings, £7.99, H&M, tassel wooden bangles, £6.99, New Look, fringed boots, £49.99, H&M

Every cowgirl or prairie princess needs a blanket! How fab is this blanket wrap from H&M. Add subtle modern prairie nods with feather inspired jewels, against a sky blue dress, and a pop of neon!

modern prairie sixClockwise, from top left: Blue dress, £59.99, H&M, blanket wrap, £24.99, Studio @ H&M, gold feather bangle, £5.99, H&M, silver feather bangle, £4.99, New Look, high studded clogs, £39.99, H&M, neon pom pom bag, £19.99, New Look