Were these boots made for walking?
A holiday in Dallas, TX has me thinking about cowboy style – are the boots a step (ahem) too far, or are you down with Wild West style?
Pic via Rustic Wedding Chic
Okay, okay – so this isn’t going to be a post in which I declare for cowboy boots as wedding attire; I may be in Dallas but I’m not all Texas just yet. But it is going to be a post in which I confess that I am not all against them – nor have I ever been. I suspect Jessica Simpson has a lot to do with that (although unfortunately she wasn’t quite enough to encourage me to start doing nightly crunch sessions).
Now, there are cowboy boots and then there are boots that take their cues from the Wild West-style boots made famous by spaghetti westerns and, well, the odd celebrity. These, below, from Asos, fall into the latter category. Blame Isabel Marant but cowboy-style ankle boots have been big business in the past few seasons, and these are super-versatile – great with dresses and jeans, and on sale at €139.06.
A step further toward the cowboy boot in one way – check out that buckle detail – Topshop’s Alaska boots move away in another way: the edge design, which is a lot more neutral and less traditionally western than the Ganni pair. Meaning? They’re a little more old-school indie than full-on Western – maybe a little more Jessica Alba than Jessica Simpson (not that there’s anything wrong with being all Simpson, whom I love).
Lastly? Go full-on traditional with Mexicana’s boots at Net-a-Porter. These are for the brave only, those fully committed to the idea and style of the cowboy boot. But don’t be mistaken; these are for wearing with cool dresses, not denim-on-denim, Robert Redford style. There’s committing, and then there’s fancy dress. Do not confuse the two.