The Unexpected Shoe That Will Elevate Every Outfit

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Love them or hate them, cowboy boots are back and gaining momentum thanks to heavyweight designers like Raf Simons at Calvin Klein, Altuzarra and Givenchy. Their western roots don’t necessarily equate to a rodeo-inspired look, however. In fact, the modern way to wear them is in juxtaposition with pieces you’d probably never thought to pair with the weighty style, appearing freshest with breezy fabrics and tailored suiting. Surprising, right? Since it’s likely hard to visualize a hefty cowboy boot in tandem with a feminine frock or sleek skirt and blazer set, we’ve put together three outfits to help illustrate the coolness of cowboy boots. Are you game to give the trend a try? Fresh ensembles lie ahead.

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Cool In Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots are a sturdy contrast to a floaty chiffon midi skirt and pastel knit. A sleek top-handle bag and sculptural earring maintain an overall sleekness.

Downplay the sweetness of a floral-print dress by adding western-style boots into the mix. Polished hoops and a woven bag play up the feminine angle.

For the sartorial risk-taker, cowboy boots are an entirely unexpected finish to a checked skirt and blazer set. A structured handbag and golden drop bring a certain smartness to the look.