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Grab the cowboy boots but leave the hat at home, Western style kicks are back with a vengeance this season. We spotted this autumn fashion trend everywhere at fashion shows and amongst the street style set, ranging from straight-out-of-Texas embroidered beauties to more minimal monochrome pieces. And luckily, loads of similar styles have just dropped in stores in time for the chilly weather.
Sported both on the runway and off, the likes of Calvin Klein, Fendi and Isabel Marant reinvented the classic silhouette with their AW18 shows earlier this year. Not everybody’s going to be super down for the traditional Western stitching and mid-calf lengths however, which is why we’ve noticed that ankle cowboy boots seem to be the way to go (and there’s certainly enough of them floating around at the moment).
We chatted with LIKEtoKNOW.it, a fashion discovery app, who’ve noticed that there’s been a huge spike in people saving and buying cowboy boots. There’s always going to be a time and place for a quintessential black cowboy boot, but we’ve got our eye on bolder styles this autumn.
Following the surge of summer interest in animal print pieces, the trend is still going strong with faux snakeskin, zebra and leopard print encouraging fashionistas to walk on the wild side this month.
Texture wise, you can never go wrong with a glossy or supple leather boot but Fendi’s faux croc kicks have definitely taken our interest. And when it comes to colours, we’re all about the white cowboy boot (who cares if it’s impractical?) and cherry red shades for those who really want to make a statement.
Here’s a selection of the most popular cowboy boots for women on LIKEtoKNOW.it and a few of our favourite picks below...
Cowboy Boots for Women
When our fashion editor Penny Goldstone walked in wearing these boots, I almost hit the floor. These gorgeous snake print booties from Find are everything and look way more expensive than they actually are. Lots of brands are doing their own take on faux snakeskin boots but I've gotta say, these are definitely the cream of the crop.
Priced at £87, available at Amazon.co.uk/Fashion
Black Cowboy Boots
I stan a good high street purchase and these Topshop cowboy boots have completely won me over. Worn by blogger Nicole Ballardini of NickyInsideOut.com above, the brand pays homage to the classic Western details but balance it all out by keeping things monochrome.
Priced at £65, available at Topshop
Ankle Cowboy Boots
So the moment I laid my eyes on these babies, I fell in love. It doesn't get more AW18 than this, as Megan from meganvlt.com has nailed both the cowboy boot trend and the current animal print obsession all in one. Luckily, these Stradivarius kicks aren't too expensive and more importantly — they're still in stock.
Priced at £65.99, available at Stradivarius
White Cowboy Boots
It's impossible to get away from white ankle boots this season, especially since everybody fell madly in love with those pointed BALENCIAGA boots everybody was wearing at fashion week. We're pretty keen on the white pair that blogger Sinead Crowe is wearing above from & other stories.
I spoke to her via LIKEtoKNOW.it about the trend and she told us, 'I'm loving these boots because they're a super wearable take on the cowboy trend. I've been eyeing up cowboy boots for a while but never dared to try them out as I felt it was quite out there for my style. These are the perfect everyday boots that give a nod to the trend without being too out there!'
Priced at £129, available at & other stories
Great, now the song's in our head. These witty cowboy boots from Off-White are one of our favourites if you've got the cash to splash.
Okay, yes, I know I have an animal-print problem. These cute boots aren't helping matters, especially as they're in a fantastic cherry red.
If you're having a lazy day, these bold boots will instantly take a simple jean and tee combo to the next level.
Yeehaw, these calf-length cowboy boots are right up our alley. They also come in black, if that's more your vibe.
While many of the choices on the list shy away from cliched western details, this pair of Topshop cowboy boots leans in gloriously and goes the extra mile.
The unusual heel and faux croc texture on these Fendi boots make these the ultimate fashion girl find.
These boots demand to be taken seriously with an edgy steel capped toe and comfortable block heel.
These snowy beauties from Karen Millen will give you a little lift with an 8cm heel and have a discreet zipper in the back, making it easier to slip them on and off if you're in a hurry.
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Megan is a freelance journalist who covers entertainment and all things lifestyle, with a particular passion for fashion, beauty, travel and Keanu Reeves stories. She has previously worked on staff for titles including Marie Claire UK, CNN Style and The Evening Standard and has written for titles such as Bustle UK, Wallpaper*, Forbes and Hong Kong Tatler. She splits her time between London and her hometown Hong Kong, where she currently lives with the love of her life - an elderly dog named Poppy - and her husband.
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