Every once in a while, fashion turns friendly.
Instead of forcing ugly, outrageous, unwearable trends upon us, designers declare that a perfectly ordinary look is "in."
One such user-friendly fashion is "cowgirl chic," which designers have branded A-1 for spring.
They've roped in a lot of old favorites to create this "new" look -- denim skirts, chambray shirts, gingham dresses, square-dance skirts, fringed vests, leather belts.
And because big-name designers are reviving the look, they've put big price tags on these revamped standards.
No need to pay the price, though. Just take your favorite blue jeans, add something new like a tie-front blouse, and accessorize with something western like a bandanna, bolo tie or boots.