TOP WESTERN FASHION INFLUENCERS AND THEIR FAVOURITE WESTERN FASHION TRENDS FOR 2023
Rapidly rising in popularity during 2022, western fashion is set to have another fantastic year trending across the globe!
To kick the year off, we asked ten of the top western fashion influencers on Instagram and TikTok from both sides of the pond to share with Melbelle their favourite western fashion trends for 2023.
Grab a cuppa and read on for some trending styling ideas to make the centrepiece of your wardrobe for 2023…
Idaho-based western fashion and lifestyle content creator Marijka Hunsaker is the queen of modest western style.
Marijka’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“A trend I am excited for, for 2023 is Denim. This is always an icon every year but I have seen more denim used in unique ways, so I am anxiously watching for what designers will do with Denim this year and how I can wear it!”
Find Marijka on Instagram: @marijka_dam
Suzie Crooch is a western lifestyle content creator and has a fantastic eye for both fashion and interiors. Over the past year she’s been working on the interior of her own stunning barn home that she designed with her husband and had built from scratch (check out the ‘Barn Build’ highlights on her Instagram).
Suzie’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“When I was at market in August I kept seeing quilted patterns on various clothing items. Now I’m starting to see them pop up everywhere! I’m on the hunt for a good quilted jacket. This trend is so different and I’m looking forward to seeing it more!”
Find Suzie on Instagram: @velvetbrumby
Ralph Lauren-inspired western fashionista and entrepreneur Anna Frentress from Colorado shares with us her favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“Equestrian style mixed with vintage vibes. Classy, but sexy and layered. I think we are going to see a lot of women reusing/thrifting, instead of buying new. Saving their money for heirloom-like pieces, instead of buying brand new- weekly. I was lucky enough to be styled by Milton Menasco while at NFR (National Finals Rodeo at Las Vegas) with Elizabeth Hay photographing and this outfit portrays exactly what I think will be trending in 2023.
My muse for style in 2023 is Milton Menasco x Ralph Lauren. So basically, the western inspired Blair Waldorf.”
Find Anna on Instagram: @hooked.af
Styling by Milton Menasco
Photography by Elizabeth Hay Photography
British-based whiskey drinking and western dreaming fashion influencer Katie Thomas lives for all things Americana and motorbikes!
Katie’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“Western style for me is the mix of masculine and feminine. Being able to wear a cowboy hat, and badass boots originating from the work wear of cowboys back in the day, then mixing it up with some boot cut jeans and milkmaid style tops for a more feminine feel is the perfect western styling for me. Mixing it up with earthy and dark colour palettes, giving it the rock’n’roll aspect, which originates from country and western music.
There are so many aspects I love so it’s always hard for me to pick just one favourite!”
Find Katie on Instagram: @_uglycoyote
With a drummer for a father who’s played for the likes of The Clash, Ruth has been brought up on rock which heavily influences her style. She also loves western fashion, which combines to create her oh-so-cool punk/rock western style.
Ruth’s favourite western fashion trends for 2023:
“My two favourite trends are the cowboy boot and also cow print. Cow print is my absolute staple for adding a bit of something extra, in fashion and in homeware! The black and white makes it easy to style with any outfit. Just a splash of cow print is enough to spice up any outfit and add a bit of interest to any basics”
Find Ruth on Instagram: @itsruthgeorgina
Nebraska-based small town gal Ireland has a passion for both agriculture and fashion.
Ireland’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“My favorite fashion trend for 2023 is the modern, vintage look. This look really started trending towards the end of 2022 and I think it will really pop off in 2023!”
Find Ireland on Instagram: @irelandbiltoft
Meet cowgirl and rodeo mama Megan Hernandez who recently featured in the COWGIRL Magazine championing plus-size western fashion.
Megan’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“I’m loving matching sets for 2023! I’m obsessed with retro inspired denim and metallic fabrics. My #1 trend I’m hoping for is more positivity and the freedom to have fun with western wear!”
Find Megan on Instagram: @plumpandpunchy
Find Megan on TikTok: @plumpandpunchy
Check out Megan’s LinkTree
Elena’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“My favourite western fashion trend is conchos, I don’t go anywhere without wearing some kind of conchos, whether it’s a belt, a choker or earrings!”
Find Elena on Instagram: @shotguncosta
Fashion Stylist Bethany Cookson has a passion for vintage fashion and interior design from the 1940s-70’s.
Bethany’s favourite western fashion trend for 2023:
“Fringing is my go to statement piece! Suede, cotton or diamanté fringing.. I’d wear them all! Down the sleeves, on the front, on the back. There’s nothing like it!
My other go to…if there’s no fringing, western embroidery is a must!”
Find Bethany on Instagram: @missbethany.b