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Out­side of the US, with the ex­cep­tion of farm arm work­ers and coun­try try mu­si­cians, it’s not of­ten you’ll u’ll see head-to-toe rodeo style. Among the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion ion it seems to veer a lit­tle too close to dress-ups. Which is our loss.

I was at a wake re­cently in a room filled with cow­boys (their term, not mine), and all those tall stet­sons and shiny belt buck­les were a sight to be­hold. It’s pretty in­fre­quently that you’d see so many small-town fel­las with such a cu­rated look.

But for those of us liv­ing city lives, there are many ways to in­cor­po­rate rodeo-in­spired style with­out look­ing like we’re about to ride off into the sun­set.

There’s plenty of in­spi­ra­tion avail­able on the in­ter­na­tional run­ways. At last year’s spring 2018 shows, Calvin Klein paired two-tone silky shirts with match­ing pants and white cow­boy boots.

Ditch the boots and the look is toned down for r work or week­end. Or pair your boots with a print nt dress, to dress the boots up and tone the dress down. own.

At the re­cently con­cluded Au­tumn 2018 shows s in Europe, there were or­nate belt buck­les and stud­ding at Ver­sace, leather fring­ing and bolero ties at Louis Vuit­ton. By the time Is­abel Marant sent out thigh-high sil­ver-tipped toe cow­boy boots ots as part of a heav­ily western-themed col­lec­tion, this sea­son’s most recog­nis­able trend was loud and clear.

Maybe it’s be­cause, un­der Pres­i­dent Trump, Amer­ica is con­stantly in our news­feed. Maybe it’s a wist­ful nod to pre-Trump times. Ei­ther way, a trend which mixes prac­ti­cal­ity with ar­ti­san­ship shouldn’t be dis­missed as just a fad. 1/ Levi’s men’s shear­ling jacket, $220 2/ Ruby by bracelet, $19 3/ Ruby Crush skirt, $149 on sale 4/ Sh­jark Wy­att shirt, $349 5/ CR men’s s ker­chief, $45 6/ RM WIl­liams men’s Com­fort rt Crafts­man boots, $595 7/ Chaos & Har­mony y Geo boots, $369 8/ Kate Sylvester faux leather er skirt, $479 9/ RM Wil­liams Lady Gra­zier Shirt, rt, $159 10/ Karen Walker jacket, $675 11/ RM M WIl­liams Baxta Akubra hat, $255 12/ Ric­o­chet het Su­goi shirt, $309 13/ Rol­las Ad­mi­ral cords, $140 14/ Saben Mae­belle hand­bag, $335 15/ Mi Piaci Gar­land boots, $380

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