It's no secret that Western-inspired boots are everywhere this season — every luxury brand from Isabel Marant to Fendi has churned out its own covetable take on the rugged trend. But, budget shoppers will be happy to know affordable retailers are trying their hand at the Western-leaning footwear staple, too. Jessica Alba's cowboy boots are the latest, wallet-friendly version to make a street-style debut — and they're still in stock.
Alba is no stranger to high-low style mixing. It seems every one of her ensembles features at least one reasonably priced item that's worth adding to your own collection — and her latest getup is certainly no exception. On Feb. 17, the actor was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills, and though it was a dreary, winter day, her ensemble will have you thinking of summer rodeos in no time.
Alba's easy-to-copy L.A. look consisted of light-wash jeans, complete with frayed hems that added an element of edge. Taking the lower temperatures into consideration, the actor layered up with a brown longline cardigan and a wool coat. A black turtleneck sweater rounded out the base of her cold-weather outfit.
The real outfit MVP, though? A pair of Mango cowboy boots that infused her otherwise simple look with some of-the-moment flair. The shoe features a trend-forward, angular heel that ensures all-day comfort and a pointed toe that feels slightly more elevated than a square (or round) front.
And if the boot's eye-catching design isn't enough to convince you to press "add to cart", its price tag certainly will. This Alba-approved pick costs a reasonable $160, which truly is a steal when compared to other cowboy boots on the market.
Alba added in subtle shine with a pair of large, gold hoops, a gold necklace that read 1981 — an ode to her birth year — and perfectly stacked rings. The 37-year-old rocked a deep side part, combing her long tresses to one side and opting for easy, neutral-hued makeup.
While her entire look read classic, nonchalant ease, her boots kept it from feeling too simple. And therein lies the power of a cool, eye-catching cowboy boot: The right pair, especially when designed in a super-cool print, has the ability to transform an entire ensemble in seconds.
Ready to cave in and try out a pair of cowboy boots for yourself? Ahead, shop Alba's exact cow-print pair, as well as The Zoe Report's handpicked favorites, all of which ring in at under $200.