Western boots are classic footwear items that everyone and their mother has heard about at some point. In fact, most of you probably have a pair in your own closet. But these boots can also be very controversial, especially among fashionistas. Love them or hate them, they’re a timeless accessory that you can definitely incorporate into modern-day fashion.
Even if the whole cowgirl look is not what you’re after with your fashion game, you should still consider investing in a pair of quality western boots, as they can make a great statement with any outfit. And if you’re still on the fence or you just need some inspiration, keep reading to learn about three ways to style western boots (in a modern way).
With a Romper
Rompers are staples in any summer closet. Much like dresses, these one-piece garments are one of the easiest items to style, as you can look put together with very minimal effort. Plus, rompers give you more freedom of movement, since you don’t run the risk of them riding up like a dress would.
First find the best type of romper for you. Is it a solid color or a print? Short or long? Silk or cotton? Then, to make the most of the romper’s comfort, pair it with a good old traditional set of western boots. This is a great outfit combo for any casual summer day or Fourth of July cookout.
With a Bodycon Dress
Tight, body-hugging bodycon dresses, especially those in solid colors, are extremely versatile pieces. It’s all about what you pair them with. The way you accessorize them can easily make the look go from day to night, from dressy to casual, or from shabby to chic.
You can pair your favorite bodycon dress with a pair of contrast stitching western boots and a chambray shirt (you can tie this around your waist if it’s too warm) for a great casual day look. If you pair the dress and boots with a leather jacket instead and add a statement necklace, you have a totally different look, perfect for a night out.
With Skinny Jeans and a Blazer
If you think western boots are just casual pieces, then you’re mistaken. You can make the right pair work with a more office-appropriate outfit, too. Grab your favorite pair of black skinny jeans, your favorite work shirt, a cute handbag, and a well-tailored blazer. Add a black pair of western boots, and you have just put a stylish twist on your regular work attire.
By tucking your skinny jeans into the wider boot shafts, you can also show off the fun detailing on your boots.
As you can see, western boots come in all colors, shapes, and sizes and are extremely versatile pieces worth exploring and adding to your wardrobe. Remember that neutral-colored boots can mix and match with just about anything. And to really show off your western boots, keep the rest of your attire simple.