Cowboy-Inspired Western Boots Are Trending. Here's How to Style Them

Everyone’s favorite dystopian cowboy drama Westworld has won its way into our heart, but this fall it looks like the Western vibes are also making their way into our wardrobes. Cowboy boots and ranch-inspired styles are on the rise for fall 2018 and we, for one, are darn tootin’ excited to break out our best line dancing shoes. Here are four styles to keep an eye out for and how to style them so you don’t look like you parked your horse around the corner.

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Western-inspired Booties

If you’re not yet ready to jump feet first into the Wild Wild West vibe, you’re in luck: Edgy ankle boots that have just a hint of cowgirl in them are equally trendy. Look for pairs with buckle details, studs and, of course, that long square toe box.

Get the look: Missguided ($40); River Island ($50); Marc Fisher LTD ($161); Jeffrey Campbell ($265)

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Short Cowboy Boots

A flirty floral dress might seem like the total opposite of a tough pair of booties, but a casual denim jacket helps tie them together into one cohesive and harmonious look.

Get the look: Coconuts ($60); Frye ($90); Ralph Lauren ($368); Draper James ($375)

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Printed Cowboy Boots

Much like beaded bags and leopard print, this trend is all about having fun and not taking the rancher inspiration too seriously. A cheeky printed pair or unexpected color should do just the trick. Wear them with black or dark-wash skinny jeans and a chunky sweater or classic white button-down.

Get the look: Matisse ($196); Free People ($248); Miron Crosby ($895)

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Tall Cowboy Boots

If you’re the kind of fashionista whose motto is either “more is more” or “go big or go home,”then the classic tall boot is the one for you. Balance the obvious Western feel of your footwear by pairing them with a structured blazer, sexy slip dress or preppy sweater set.

Get the look: Ariat ($150); Carlos by Carlos Santana ($160); Corral ($236); Lucchese ($345)

Abby Hepworth


Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...
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