You don’t have to be a cowboy to enjoy a good pair of cowboy boots. In fact, many of the people sporting these fashionable boots today have never even been on a horse. There are plenty of reasons to pick up your own pair of cowboy boots. They go with almost anything, high-quality pairs last a long time and are comfortable, and they’re always in style.
It’s hard to find an outfit that a nice pair of cowboy boots won’t work with. The typical look for women is a pair of skinny jeans tucked in to show off the boots and either a casual tee, a fitted plaid button-down shirt, or a bohemian-style top. Various types of dresses also go with cowboy boots including the typical little black dress and the light, casual sundress. Instead of stepping out in uncomfortable stilettos, try some boots with a heel and an intricate pattern. They will give your outfit some edge and make it easier to walk.
Men have plenty of options when it comes to wearing cowboy boots. From the office to the ranch, some great boots will serve you well anywhere. Typically, you’ll see men pairing their cowboy boots with jeans and a collared shirt, but they can also be worn as dress shoes under wide-legged dress pants for work.
While women usually tuck their skinny jeans into the boots to display their design, men’s boots are usually covered by bootcut jeans. This means that a man purchasing jeans to wear with his boots will want to make sure the jeans leave space in the calf for the boots.
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Because they were originally designed for ranch workers and horseback riders, cowboy boots are built to last. Of course, this is only true of high-quality boots, but if you invest in a solid pair, they will be a part of your wardrobe for a long time. Even if you wear your boots a lot and in rough weather conditions, they’ll continue feeling and looking great. The more you wear your boots, the more comfortable they will be, and they’ll start to get a distressed look that adds to their style appeal.
Western wear is big this year according to major style magazines and sources. Stylists say to embrace the trend and go with animal prints. You can sport the print on your boots or your clothes. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Travis Scott are showing off their boots in social media posts and on the streets as they run errands and meet up with friends. Leather is also in style, so complete your look with a leather jacket like many of the fashion icons you’ll see in the media.
Grab a pair of high-quality cowboy boots and they will become a staple in your wardrobe. Whether you save them to pair with your favorite outfit, wear them to special outdoor events, or throw them on with jeans regularly, they’re sure to get some mileage.