Keep reading to learn how to wear the coastal cowgirl trend for the summer.
If you're on TikTok or spend any time on social media, you've likely encountered the term "coastal cowgirl," the new style trend taking over our feeds for the summertime. A new twist on last year's "coastal grandmother" trend, coastal cowgirl adds a bit of a rustic and more causal feel to the look. Luckily, embodying the coastal cowgirl trend for yourself doesn't require designer clothing or accessories. Come along as we explore how to piece together this beach-meets-Western style.
An obvious start to nailing the coastal cowgirl trend is some good old cowboy boots. With this trend being all the rage right now, finding a pair is easier than ever. Whether you're looking for a new pair in a trendy color or metallic finish—or perhaps a properly broken pair in classic leather—you've got options. If cowboy boots just aren't your thing, a good loafer or platform sandal are also worthy choices.
Easy-breezy is the name of the coastal cowgirl game. An oversized white linen button up is a must for throwing on over practically anything, while crochet tanks and tops add the perfect beachy touch to any outfit. If you're hoping to incorporate some prints or patterns, reach for some dainty florals or some Western or desert-inspired motifs.
Denim is the star of the coastal cowgirl show this summer, whether you're opting for some longer inseam shorts in a mid to high rise or some wide leg pants. Linen is also the other fabric you're going to want to search for (shorts, pants, skirts, dresses, etc.). Ultimately, the idea is to not look "too" put together, as the coastal cowgirl vibe is one that's effortless. Dresses of varying lengths with layers and frills in light, breathable fabrics also fit the bill.
For accessories, you could throw on a cowboy hat and call it good. You could also embrace some chunkier belts, which can be layered over maxi dresses or jeans. Add in some gold jewelry, bracelets (beaded, pearl or shell), a bandana, stylish sunglasses, and a straw tote and you're golden.
For more coastal cowgirl style inspiration, search the hashtag on TikTok or the ever-so-reliable Pinterest.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for West Michigan Woman.