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When I tell people I’m from Nashville and I’m out of state, they often ask where my cowboy boots and hat are. As a native, I never really hit Broadway until I was in my twenties and I don’t own any cowboy boots. I don’t even own a cowboy hat!
The Nashville fashion look has evolved from cowboy to a hipster/Americana vibe. If you’re looking for Nashville fashion, I’m going to share 5 items you need to be a modern-day Nashville local.
NASHVILLE STYLE: 5 ITEMS TO MAKE YOU A LOCAL
Big hat. It may not be a traditional cowboy hat but it’s close and more modern! Brixton is one of my favorite hat brands because their hats are so structured. Hats like this are very big with locals and fedora type hats go with everything in our closets.
Booties. Ditch the cowboy boots for some booties. These black booties I’m wearing are my go-to’s along with some wedges. I don’t know about you but cowboy boots can be a little uncomfortable so comfy booties are a must if you’re walking around in the Gulch or 12 South.
Statement Jewelry. Nashvillians love their jewelry from turquoise to draw-dropping earrings. We also believe in having a ring for every finger. I’m a huge hoops girl, I usually wear them with every outfit!
Layer on the denim. So get some denim and put more denim on that. Especially a denim jacket! When in doubt, always add more denim. You get extra cool points if your denim jacket has patches and embroidery. If double denim is too much for you, layer with gingham or a tunic with bell sleeves.
Sequins. Like country stars, locals love their sequins and incorporate them in any way they can. I incorporated my sequin in this Anna Sui tunic. Paired with my hat, belt and booties and I’m ready to hit any stage in Nashville!
Add all of these things and you’re dressing like a local! When you walk by in these pieces, be prepared for everyone to be surprised when you say you’re new or visiting.
What do you associate with Nashville style? Share with me in a comment below!