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.

Devious Western Boots

$190

Topshop

Top Handle Clutch

$59

Charles & Keith

Zakala Sweater

$55

Wilfred Free

Aalto Outline Earring

$125

Bing Bang NYC

Lace-Up Pleated Silk-Chiffon Midi Skirt

$890

Carven

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.

Thick Polished Hoop Earrings

$15

Express

Rose Woven Satin Tote

$465

Rejina Pyo

Ruffled Floral Print Dress

$119

Zara

Devious Western Boots

$190

Topshop

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.

Double Drop Gold-Tone Earrings

$170

Leigh Miller

Buckle Checked Skirt

$60

Mango

Double-Breasted Check Suit Blazer

$120

Mango

Devious Western Boots

$190

Topshop

Young Handbag

$455

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