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Giddy-Up ‘Cause We Found the 16 Best Cowboy Boots for Women to Wear This Fall

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ICYMI, those cowboy boots you’ve seen on the streets over the past few years are only growing in popularity (even in the bridal world). At this point, you can find a plethora of western-inspired options to shop everywhere from Nordstrom and Bloomindales to Madewell and Reformation. To fully embrace your inner cowgirl, we’ve broken down some ways to wear the trend—and, of course, where to buy a pair. So whether you’re someone who thinks there’s no such thing as being overdressed or you’re more of a jeans-and-a-T-shirt kind of gal, giddy-up for 16 of our favorite cowboy boots for women to suit your personality.

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How to Wear Cowboy Boots

They may not be as practical at first glance as our beloved Chelsea boot, but cowboy boots are not as intimidating as you might initially think. From cozy casual to formal elegance, cowboy boots have a certain versatility that make them, dare we say it, the Renaissance shoe. Don’t believe us? We’ve broken down eight ways to style your cowboy boots so you will never have to feel like the one trick pony.

  1. Pair with a mini dress. We may be in denial that the summer suns have set for good this year, but that doesn’t mean your favorite seasonal pieces have to follow suit. We suggest pairing the traditional western style with dainty feminine cuts or bow embellishments for a fun juxtaposition.
  2. Modernize vintage-inspired silhouettes. Vintage vibes have been spotted everywhere recently—from the streets of NYFW to the depths of our TikTok feeds, Bridgerton-inspired corsets and midi skirts are having a moment. Meld the trends for a stunning contrast between the delicate, lived-in pieces and the stiff boots.
  3. Wear under maxi dresses or skirts. A chic and dramatic maxi dress or skirt makes for an unforgettable statement look—especially when paired with cowboy boots. Not to mention, it’s such a chic and easy outfit to throw on that will take you from that job interview to dinner date all in a day’s work.
  4. Match them to your clothes. There’s nothing cooler than looking effortlessly put together, and these models know all the tricks. If you prefer a monochromatic, neutral look, this one is for you. Simplicity is key.
  5. Don the blazer and shorts combo. If you want to look polished yet casual, pair your cowboy boots with an oversize blazer and longer jean shorts. Business on top, party on the bottom.
  6. Layer under or over jeans. No need to break the bank to keep up with the trends. Grab your most lived-in pair of denim and toss on boots instead of sneakers. For a peek-a-boo ‘fit, wear your cowboy boots with your favorite puddle pants or tuck in your baggy jeans to really draw the eye towards your feet.
  7. Couple with a leather trench. Complement the leather of the cowboy boot with that of a leather trench so you can give those leather blazers a break. We especially love how the hem of the trench coat hits right at the start of the cowboy boots.
  8. Show off with a mini skirt. Brands like Mui Mui continue to favor the miniskirt look, and there’s no denying how fun it is coupled with cowboy boots. While we know this length can be totally daunting to slip on, follow the nine rules for wearing mini skirts to feel your most confident and look sophisticated.

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Our Favorite Cowboy Boots to Shop:

Best black cowboy boots

Matisse

1. Coconuts by Matisse Black Pointed Toe Boot

There’s nothing like a classic black cowboy boot that’s guaranteed to go with just about everything in your closet.

Best white cowboy boots

Nasty Gal

2. Nasty Gal Faux Leather White Cowboy Boots

Say “I do” to these beautiful white boots.

Best mid-calf cowboy boots

Urban Outfitters

3. Urban Outfitters Sierra Mid-Calf Cowboy Boot

Yeehaw! We’ll be blasting Shania Twain while rocking these suede stunners.

Best short cowboy boots

Dolce Vita

4. Dolce Vita Short Cowboy Boots

We love the traditional block heel, appliqué detailing and teal piping on these shorter boots. They’re bound to get a few double takes peeking out from your dress or skirt.

Best pink cowboy boots

Steve Madden

5. Steve Madden West Pink Leather

Turn heads in these picture-perfect pink cowboy boots we’re almost certain Barbie herself would wear.

Best fringe cowboy boots

Jeffrey Campbell

6. Jeffrey Campbell Fringe Cattle Boot

Say it with us: fringe, fringe, fringe!

Best silver cowboy boots

Reformation

7. Reformation Otto Mini Silver Western Boot

On top of being darn cute, these babies are also sustainably made. Win-win in our books.

Best square toe cowboy boots

Cleo + Wolf

8. Cleo + Wolf Square Toe Boot

Pay your respects to the rancher style with these traditional square cowboy boots. Not to mention, your toes will have ample wiggle room for maximum comfort.

Best brown cowboy boots

Ganni

9. Ganni Brown Suede Cowboy Boots

Chocolate boots or chocolate bar? Both are delicious to us.

Best off-white cowboy boots

Dolce Vita

10. Dolce Vita Navene Boots

Don’t let these creamy cowboy boots fool you, they’re in no way vanilla. These Dolce Vita boots are bound to be your go-to pair for all your neutral ‘fit dreams.

Best lilac cowboy boots

Idyllwind

11. Idyllwind Lilac Round Toe Western Boots

These are for you, our creative soul sisters—the ones who know the Veri Peri Pantone Color of the Year.

Best knee-high cowboy boots

Steve Madden

12. Steve Madden Lasso Knee-High Suede Cowboy Boot

These Chestnut beauties will make you look like you’ve stepped right out of a Luke Bryan music video.

Best tall cowboy boots

Billini

13. Billini Tall Off-White Cowboy Boots

How does that saying go again? The higher the boot, the closer to God? Sounds about right to us.

Isabel Marant

14. Isabel Marant Over-the-Knee Leather Cowboy Boots

Between the embellished silver toe and the stacked heel detailing, we’ll be dreaming about these Isabel Marant boots for the rest of our lives.

Song of Style

15. Song of Style Lasso Boot

Our love for these boots is written in the stars and on our feet. The white stitching adds a modern twist on a classic silhouette.

Best animal print cowboy boots

Jeffery Campbell

16. Jeffery Campbell Dagget F Cowboy Boots

Brave enough to wear the animal print trend on your feet? These sleek cowboy boots (emphasis on the cow), make it easy.


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