The setting of Hayden Panettiere’s hit show Nashville is rubbing off on her style.
Though she the 23-year-old actress has been in the Big Apple promoting her new show, she channeled her alter ego’s country roots, in a denim dress and brown riding boots.
Pairing a button-front denim frock with a brown belt and boots, Panettiere launched a completely new style genre that combines two words we never thought we’d use in the same sentence: cowgirl chic.
How’d she make the cowgirl look cool enough for the streets of our nation’s fashion capital?
The button-front style jazzed up the Nashville star’s retro jean dress, while a snug fit and waist-defining belt highlighted her sexy curves.
To avoid a costume-y look, Panettiere swapped cowboy boots for more a more polished pair of riding boots and stuck to a simple brown leather belt sans any western insignia.
Black tights and a coordinating black leather bag and slightly undone braid translated the actress’ southern style for the urban setting. (Take note all you style-rule sticklers: Brown and black can look incredibly chic when paired together.)
But just when we thought she had gone all big-city on us, the actress nodded to Juliette Barnes, the sexy country singer she plays on Nashville, leaving a few extra cleavage-baring buttons undone.
Now that you now how she pulled off her country chic style, will you try it?
To see how Hayden’s style has evolved over the years, from girly to sporty to country, click through the gallery above.
Missed Nashville‘s premiere? Catch a clip of the actress in her new role in the video below.
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