Elevated Western Boots Are Making a Comeback — Here's How to Build an Outfit Around Them
There's something about a cowboy boot that feels rugged AF (but in a super fun way). They're the perfect offset to a romantic dress when you don't want to look too sweet, and, of course, pair flawlessly with jeans and a plaid shirt for a country getaway. But this season it's allll about elevated western boots for an even sleeker look. We're talking about one that you can rock as often in the city as you would for a mountain vacay.
Modern interpretations of these classic kickers feature cleaner lines and various silhouettes ranging from over-the-knee to mid-calf and ankle-length. Coming in leather and suede, you can bet versatility abounds for all occasions — dressed up for work, paired with jeans for a low-key weekend look, and styled with fall and winter's best coats for dinners, brunch, or a night out. What's not to love about a trendy boot that does it all while feeling a smidge cooler than those basic booties and combat styles you've been wearing season after season? Nada! So, get to mastering the western aesthetic, starting with the four so-stylish outfit formulas ahead.
The Ankle Western Boot
Make the trend work at work by starting with this Old Navy Soft-Brushed Oversized Blazer ($80) and these versatile Old Navy Faux-Suede Western Ankle Boots ($40). Keep things tailored by opting for this The Frankie Shop Eli Pencil Skirt ($138) and complete the 'fit with this Link In Bio Necklace ($495).
The Knee-High Western Boot
Midi dresses and knee-high boots are the ultimate fashion-girl fall formula. Steer the winning combo in a western direction this season with the Larroude Louise Boot ($520). Cozy staples, like this ribbed Anine Bing Sia Dress ($239) and ankle-skimming L*Space Hygge Coat ($310) will maintain sophistication, with a Yuzefi Mini Fortune Cookie ($475) bag as a tonal finishing touch that's also playful.
The Over-The-Knee Western Boot
The only way to rock a micro hemline this winter? With these killer Jeffrey Campbell Iris Over-The-Knee Western Boots ($348). A long puffer coat like Rudsak Halia Recycled Semi-Gloss Maxi Down Puffer ($1,095) adds to the drama (in a practical fashion) while balancing out this mini Old Navy Higher High-Waisted Button-Fly Black Frayed-Hem Jean Skirt ($40). These Hestra Hairsheep 3 Bt Piqué Cashmere ($180) are a slick final touch to keep those fingies warm.
The Mid-Calf Western Boot
The best way to rock a mid-calf silhouette, like these Isabel Marant Dahope Suede Western Booties ($990)? By tucking pants into them, like this A.L.C. Charlie Raw Denim Jean ($395) for that covetable je ne sais quoi. Then, finish with this so-cozy Ba&sh Maggy Manteau ($1,650) shearling coat and chunky ice blue Alice + Olivia Nance Cable Turtleneck ($495).