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California inspired coastal cowgirl outfit featuring the Magnolia straw tote and Golden Cowboy hat

products: Golden Cowboy hat, Magnolia market tote


Western inspired style commanded the social media spotlight over the Spring/Summer season with the ‘coastal cowgirl’ trend making waves across the country. Instagram and TikTok influencers took the trend from niche and costume adjacent to approachable and feminine with intentionally styled classic western-American accessories. The key to nailing the look is by pairing one or more of these traditional accessories like straw cowboy hats and cowboy boots with: light and airy summer dresses, matching sets, pops of tried and true denim, oversized vintage shirt dresses and beach ready coverups. When pulling together this trend, no occasion is off limits - you can dress it up or down - as a wedding guest or for a fun vacation look. Most of these accessories are wardrobe staples that you’ll be able to wear over and over again, whether it’s an investment piece or a treasure you’ve thrifted. The latest Leah California Collection was designed to bring a west coast feel to the palm straw hats and bags that work so well when pulling together an overall coastal cowgirl look. Some of our personal favorites (at a great price point under $100) include: the Golden Cowboy hat and the Vagabond straw gambler. The Bo Rancher and Moonlight straw hats are part of our premium collection of handcrafted accessories that would also work well here. We love the idea of bringing in a fun basket bag with some leather detailing as well - the Sunny crossbody, the Maren tote, the Jude straw purse, and the Luna oversized tote all fit the vibe.


Western style accessory - the Vagabond gambler hat styled at the beach

products: Vagabond straw gambler


With California’s ‘locals summer’ just getting started here, we see no end in sight for this modern cowgirl style. Even as the temperature starts to dip into late Fall, our forecast shows the coastal cowgirl look will go from trendy to everlasting. While the seasons may change, the key elements of the overall look remain the same with some updates: expect different materials like warm wool felt, heavier leather and denim layers, taller boots.


Close up details on the Moonlight straw hat, handcrafted by artisans, designed by Leah

products: Moonlight straw hat


On a related and exciting note - we will be announcing something new coming this fall, so you will have to stay tuned for that!


Is the coastal cowgirl trend something you’ve already tried? Let us know some of your favorite ways to style your own western pieces in the comments below. We’d also love to hear from you on social media, you can find us here: @Leah_California, Pinterest, and Facebook. If you need help selecting the right size hat, or have any comments or questions in general about our products, you can also email us at:



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