We're adding a bit of cowboy to our wardrobes because Solange and Lil Nas X showed us how to

We can't ignore the 'Yeehaw' agenda.
We can't ignore the 'Yeehaw' agenda.

With the recent announcement that Grammy award-winning artist Solange will no longer be performing at Coachella due to "production delays", there is a global air of disappointment. 

But does that mean we have stopped being keen fans of this star? 

READ MORE: Hair, outfits and set design: We can’t wait for Solange’s Coachella performances

Hardly. Or at least I'll speak for myself. 

At the time I stumbled upon this news I was actually listening to her latest album When I Get Home - an album which softly, gently, and repetitively pushes the 'yeehaw chic' agenda. More importantly, it's an ode to her hometown of Houston, Texas, in which she also honours black cowboys.

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On the visuals for this album, we see the 'Almeda' singer in a array of costumes that exhibit the quintessential cowboy attire, which she told Refinery29 is not "just an aesthetic, [but] this is something that we actually live."

The boots, cowboy hats, tassels and leather all make for the country inspired lookbook we didn't know we needed until we started singing the lyrics "Black baes, black things, these are black-owned things" in unison.

And then we later got, Lil Nas X's country-trap hit 'Old Town Road' on which '90s country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus features. 

But before we had When I Get Home, we had Beyoncé's Daddy Lessons...

And before that, we had the death metal cowboys of Botswana - a subculture that a 2011 Vice profile described as a "small but passionate collection of guys who dressed like doomsday cowboys and listened to Motorhead in the predominantly black, central African country of Botswana." 

Head-to-toe black leather is the signature look of this group.

Taking us further into the Wild Wild West, is this cowboy hat Twitter thread that surfaced over the weekend:

And this trend has already taken to the streets of fashion capitals, where fashion enthusiasts have given their cowboy items a twist of their own.

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 05: Cheyenne Tulsa is seen
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Aida Domenech, wearing a
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Bettina Looney weari

All images: Getty

Now giddy up, head ’em up, move ’em out because it's time to go shopping for these three items:

Cowboy hat, R1300 at Westernboots SA

cowboy trend for winter

Snakeskin print leather cowboy boots, R2599 at ZARA

cowboy trends for winter

Western Trucker Jacket, on sale for R499 at Foschini

cowboy trends for winter

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