NFR 2017 Trend Forecast

Happy Friday everybody!

It’s the end of another work week (the one right after Thanksgiving and before NFR, ughhh…the worst) but have no fear, I’ve got a little light reading for you to get you out of work mode. You’re welcome.

Everyone is frantically buying up pieces for Vegas, looking for the biggest trends out west for 2017. To make your last minute shopping a little bit easier, I thought I’d throw together a quick trend forecast with some of the biggest trends you’ll be seeing at Cowboy Christmas in less than two weeks. Read on for some fun ways to style the trendiest pieces of the season.



It’s no secret that everyone’s winter obsession is fur, especially this year. Whether you’re pulling out your grandma’s vintage mink, splurging on a Tasha polizzi fur trimmed number or rocking a boutique faux fur piece – you’ll be living for the luxe, winter vibes of this trend.

I’m wearing a mix of faux and real fur in Vegas this year, in more than one color too. The classic choice would be a neutral brown, cream or black but don’t discount the colored pieces. If you’re feeling a little more bold, reach for a bright fur trimmed vest or full jacket in jewel tones.

I love fur because it’s the perfect statement for any outfit. Graphic tee and jeans? check. Elegant evening gown? check. Leggings and heels? check. If there’s one trend worth your Christmas cash, look no further!



Velvet has been hot for the past year and it shows no sign of slowing down. Whether you want to rock a crushed velvet blazer or a pair of sleek bell bottoms, there’s something for you. Not to mention you can find pieces in every color imaginable.

I love velvet because it’s a fun way to add texture to your ensemble and adds a fun element to even the most basic outfit. Throw an off-the-shoulder velvet tunic on with a pair of leggings and booties or wear it as a floor length, stunning evening gown. It’s versatile, interesting and bonus: there’s tons of vintage numbers in your local thrift store for you bargain shoppers!



My hat is red, my denim is blue…‍♀

One of my favorite trends of 2017 has been the rise of colored cowboy hats. Whether it’s from Greeley, Warbonnet or a vintage shop, girls are getting on the colored hat trend and decking them out with personalized hat bands and shapes. Some of the most popular colors of the season have been mustard, kelly green, red and burgundy.

Hats are a great way to add some sass to your outfit, and it’s even more fun when everyone’s got something a little different. Whether you’ve got a turkey feather tucked at the brim or have your grandpa’s buckle attached to the band, there’s a million ways to tell your story and express your creativity. Even some of the cowboys have taken to colored hats – that’s how you know its really a trend worth jumping on.



Gone are the days where tooled leather was reserved for your tack – these days you can have a talented leather craftsman make everything from a handbag to heels to blazer lapels. I’m looking forward to seeing tooled leather tucked in the most unexpected places. If you’re classic, opt for a tooled belt or clutch. If you’re a little more daring, take a chance with tooled converse or blazer lapels.

Leather is a western staple that never goes out of style, so you can have faith that your investment in a custom piece will still be cool a year and 20 years from now. Nothing’s cooler than having pieces in your closet that are handmade and one-of-a-kind.



It’s no secret that natural stones are a western staple that every cowgirl fashionista pines over. What’s different this year, is I see smaller, daintier pieces coming center stage. We all want to wear a $8000 squash blossom, but for those of us who can’t afford that dream this year, opt for a cute pair of turquoise post earrings, a bolo tie with a small statement stone or smaller, stackable rings or bangles. You can wear them alone for a light touch of turquoise or stack and layer them until you’re totally decked out.

The same goes for silver – one of my favorite ways to rock silver and give a big impact is wearing thick silver bands coupled with my natural stone jewelry. It gives a lot of shine and interest while not breaking the bank. I picked mine up for $30 a piece. Add a little diversity into your jewelry box and watch it wow just like the big stuff!


I hope this got you excited to watch the outfits come out of Vegas! Don’t forget to shop these trends from your local makers and boutiques – whether you’re headed to the finals or just doing some Christmas shopping, these trends are worth investing in.


Stay unique sisters!




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