Cowboy Couture

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It’s certainly not a new trend, but thanks to the countless celebrities who pop up in style magazines each Summer effortlessly pairing crocheted raffia cowboy hats with designer cover-ups on the beach, the look is becoming more widely adopted. If you’re not a fan of country, no worries– tossing on a western hat these days doesn’t automatically infer you’re rocking out to the Zac Brown Band on your iPod. In fact, the cowboy look has gotten a bit more couture… I reckon.

What makes the Western trend of Summer 2013 more chic… is lightweight, crushable material like raffia and seagrass straw. Add some mother-of-pearl discs, leather trim, cowrie shells or turquoise-colored stones… and it’s a whole new take on the classic cowboy hat. If you still feel like you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd with this look, here are some ways to do it without breaking the bank…

Urban Outfitters Grace Hats Bendable Southwestern Straw Hat
Orig. price $46.00 • Sale price $9.99


Ralph Lauren Crocheted Raffia Cowboy Hat
Orig. price: $88.00 • Sale Price: $59.99


Zara Straw Cowboy Hat
Orig. price: $25.90 • Sale Price: $16.99

-Sonia Baghdady, Style Confessions

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