Although this trend is only expected to hit its peak towards the end of 2018 for us southern hemisphere folk, it’s never hurt anybody to get a head start on the trend that took the SS/18 Paris and New York runways by storm.

And it is presented with a modish twist so you don't have to feel like a character in Westworld. 

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With an abundance of fashion inspo at hand from luxury brands and fashion girls, it’ll soon be impossible to resist the temptation to give rodeo chic a go. If you’re ready to saddle up and give it a try, here are three fresh ways to make this trend cool again.

Give it a girly spin

A fusion of lace, sheer and a metallic touch here and there can make for a sassy and charming cowgirl look. 

Ditch the tough with light-weight textiles and play with shimmery metallics for a Selena-inspired western gal.


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Patterned scarf, H&M, R99.

Blouse with studs, H&M, R379.

Dungaree dress, H&M, R479.

Stevie boots, DailyFriday at Superbalist, R499.

Bloom in soft florals and dreamy prints

The modern rodeo girl is all about baroque prints and whimsical florals because, yes this can be a romantic style too.

So team your flowing chiffon maxi with a neutral fedora and throw in some western tradition with studs and buckled shoes.

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Chiffon dress, H&M, R749.

Roxanne buckle boot, Cotton On, R599.

Darken it in denim

Opt for a classic approach to the trend in this season’s favourite dark denim on denim look.

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Spice up your outfit with your best-loved western-inspired trinkets.

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Tie-belt denim shirt, H&M, R899.

Statement tassle choker, MRP, R20.

High rise jeans, Cotton On, R599.

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