Fun fact about me: I totally geek out over all things Wild West. I’m a regular at my town’s saloon-themed restaurant. I have Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” music video bookmarked. And when my college roommate took a film class that required papers on Lonely Are the Brave (1962) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), I crashed the showings just for fun.
Which is why I’m so excited to see western-inspired attire emerging as a major trend this season. Fashionable folks everywhere are saying howdy to fringed jackets, rancher hats, and, of course, boots that wouldn’t look unusual with a pair of spurs attached.
Even better, cowboy boots are more wearable than they may appear at first blush. While I’m all for leaning in with a pair of Wranglers and a snap-button rodeo shirt, western boots also add a little cowboy magic to LBDs or standard leggings-and-a-sweater ensembles.
Keep scrolling to see the women’s cowboy boots riding into our carts this fall.
Ease into the trend with these affordable boots. The vegan leather shoes incorporate some hallmarks of western design (like the pointed toe, prominent stitching, and pull straps) without going full rodeo queen.
Knee-high styles like these patent leather beauties play well with midi dresses — think a long-sleeved, floral or leopard-print number by day and a silk slip by night.
Cowboy boot purists will appreciate the time-honored shape and stitching on this suede pair. (Plus, you can pick ’em up for under $100.)
Want a gold star in western-inspired style? Rock these fun leather boots with flares and a felt hat.
This pair’s textured leather gives them a lived-in look I love — after all, cowboy boots are at their best when they appear a bit roughed up.
Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” meets Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” I’d wear these boots with dad jeans and a chunky turtleneck.
Free People’s ankle boots come in a host of colors, so you can blend in (with, say, this shimmery black pair) or go bold (hello, sapphire stompers). I dig the detailing on their metal toes.
This pair reminds me of Hermes’ winged sandals — if the messenger of the gods ran the Pony Express. Wear with shorter skirts to let the asymmetrical ankle stand out.
Thanks to these rubber boots, you can take style cues from cowboys even if you spend more time stepping into puddles than stirrups.
Trade your go-to black Chelseas for Western-inspired boots in a warm beige. Just make sure to treat the suede to keep it from picking up stains.
Which cowboy boots are your favorite? How will you be wearing the Western trend this season? Let us know in the comments!
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