I have always loved cowboy boots but felt too shy to wear them since I don’t live on a ranch or live the country lifestyle- then I started to see ladies around Chicago wearing them with a variety of atypical outfits- paired with shorts, girly dresses and plenty of casual tops that didn’t ever seem to include the cliché button ups or skinny jeans.
I admired cowboy boots from afar, but never let the fascination take hold- that is, until I saw nerd-icon & unconventional fashionista, the fictional Amelia Pond rock them in a few episodes of Doctor Who (see here). Amelia is a ballsy redhead, Scottish (read: not a typical cowgirl) and sported them with tights…. my mind was blown and I loved her look so much I had to indulge!
I teamed up with the fabulous people at Justin Boots to get my first pair of cowboy boots…and they had so many to choose from. I finally settled on a versatile but appropriately stylized pair that came complete with gorgeous teal stitching- Stampede Western Justin Boots (which come in several colors) had to be mine!
I couldn’t believe how gorgeous the complete package of Justin Boots was when they arrived! The box, wrapping and packaging was so girly it felt like I’d just opened up a pair of Christian LouBoutons, not cowboy boots- total luxury! I still have the box to keep summer momentos in… that’s how much I loved it!
As for the Justin Boots themselves, I was impressed with the quality. The detail on these boots are totally gorgeous- they have style without being over the top and are versatile but have a touch of girly flair, just the right amont of everything for a first time cowboy boot wearer!
The soles had great tread, and the stitching on the boots was sturdy but elegant, adding a touch of style and durability. I could instantly tell that after breaking these in, they’d be my go-to pair for a long time.
I love cowboy because they’re an investment piece- you get a versatile pair and the comfort and styling options will hold up over time with these great boots. I wore these out for a few hours and once you wear them in, they lose their stiffness and fit like a glove.
I’ve heard cowboy boots from Ariat are also notoriously comfortable and durable, but you’ll have to try them for yourself.
Fall Trends I Recommend To Pair With Cowboy Boots:
- Pair with distressed leggings or skinny jeans for an easy on-trend outfit for nightime.
- For day looks, pair cowboy boots with cute socks or lace boot toppers.
- Dresses aren’t off limit! Shirt dresses & sweater knits would be perfect!
Do you dare to wear cowboy boots?