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I’ve dabbled in my fair share of fall fashion trends in the past, but there’s one I’ve had to hold my horses on — urban cowgirl. Western-inspired pieces like cowboy boots and oversized belt buckles have been big fashion trends for fall, but I was hesitant to saddle up.
If you’re like me and need another reason to giddy up and get on this trend, Etsy’s in-house trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson said the site saw a 30% uptick in searches for “cowboy hats” this time last year. And it’s a trend that appears to be trotting into 2020, too.
With stats like that, it got me thinking. Maybe I wasn’t ready to go full-on cowgirl, but perhaps I could get behind something Western-inspired for fall. That’s when I found a $16 women’s hat on Amazon perfect for autumn that’s become my favorite fall fashion accessory.
This Lisianthus women belt buckle fedora hat has a 4.4-star rating and more than 10,000 reviews on Amazon. The $16 hat is available in 25 colors, ranging from fall-friendly hues to vibrant statement shades. What I like is that it comes with a thin black belt with brass hardware — the perfect touch to make it feel a bit more authentic (and look like I spent more on it than 16 bucks on it).
The just over 2-inch brim offers nice coverage when you’re outdoors. I’ve worn it on particularly rainy days in New York, and it holds up nicely.
Inside of the hat, it has adjustable sizing tassels so you can adjust the size of the hat perfectly to your head. Material-conscious folks will appreciate it’s made with more cotton than polyester, so it’s not too hot or itchy. I even wore it hiking on a 70-degree day without breaking a sweat.
I went the traditional route and opted for the camel color, and it has become my go-to for all outdoor fall festivities — apple picking, foliage hikes and beer tastings.
Maybe there’s something to this urban cowgirl trend after all?