Breeze through your NFR styling this year with our Vegas trend outlook.
The first sign of a cool, September breeze is a cue to all Western fashionistas that NFR shopping season has arrived. It may seem a tad early to be thinking about December, but the stylish looks to be seen around Cowboy Christmas are the result of months of careful planning. We've rounded up the trends you'll be seeing in Vegas this year as well as where to snag them for yourself.
Read on for our picks:
Cosmic cowboy is a classic genre of Western style which has been revived again as of late. This trend is seen in the popularity of green toned turquoise, space themed Western wear and stars emblazoned on everything from jackets to pants. This trend is a Western classic but has also made waves in mainstream pop culture recently. Many Western makers have come out with collections inspired by cosmic cowboy style, such as Prairie Sky Jewelry and Double D Ranch.
Photo courtesy of Paloma Stipp
Turquoise is the stone of choice for many Western gals, but Opal is finally taking center stage this season. We're seeing Opal trend as one of winter's primary stones, a perfect mix with the jewel tones associated with the season. Opal comes in many hues from blue to purple and even pink, making it the perfect pop on top of your go-to jewels. Opal also pairs beautifully with Navajo pearls or engraved silver accessories. We love these beautiful Opal pieces from Paloma Stipp.
Animal print has always been in style in one way or another, but we're seeing an explosion of prints we haven't seen in quite awhile. Leopard has made a transition from a neutral to a statement piece by way of overcoats and pants, snakeskin is on everything from boots to bags and we're seeing zebra make a comeback as well. The key here is to layer them subtly to make a chic impact. If you're going for a rocker vibe, pair your print of choice with a graphic tee and leather leggings. Or for a more classic take, a printed blazer overtop a button down.
SPINY OYSTER STONES
Photo courtesy of Hippie Cowgirl Couture
Autumn hues abound in spiny oyster stones with rich red, orange and purple, all the more reason to pull them out of your jewelry box. Spiny oyster is a fabulous statement stone to complement turquoise, and can even be combined with other stones for a dynamic mix. We recommend mixing vibrant spiny oyster jewelry with simple staples such as a white button down or your go-to denim. This piece from Hippie Cowgirl Couture is to die for!
VINTAGE WESTERN WEAR
Photo courtesy of Lynlee Madrid
It's no secret that the 90's are back in style. Loud button downs and high waisted Wranglers are going to be everywhere, so get ready to raid your mom's closet. Shopping vintage is a great way to get the most bang for your buck while being on trend. A few ways to hop on the vintage train: pair high waisted Wranglers with a cropped leather jacket, throw a 90's patterned vest over a classic button down, or sport an old school Western yoke button down with a vintage bolo tie.