When “Old Town Road” went viral on TikTok in December 2018, an unlikely star was born in then 20-year-old Lil Nas X. Arguably even more rare than breaking the record for most weeks spent in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100? Making bedazzled western wear look so chic. But, armored with a pair of Wranglers and a cowboy hat, he’s managed to make every award show appearance and performance his own.
As the rapper and singer racked up Grammy and VMA nominations in the years since, his style has evolved beyond his cowboy-chic wardrobe, incorporating gender-bending style and high-fashion labels; but he’s always remained unapologetically himself. Below, a look at his best yeehaw-ensembles (and more) so far.