Western boots are a wardrobe staple, yet there’s never been a better time to buy a pair.
While cowboy boots have gone in and out of trend constantly over the years, like all trends it seems they always come back into style eventually.
At Wear Next, we believe you should wear whatever makes you feel confident and happy, regardless of trends – but after Beyoncé’s Ivy Park released a Rodeo-inspired collection with adidas, Western fashion has had a sudden surge in popularity.
According to Lyst, global searches for cowboy boots went up 27% over the past month, with the words ‘croc’ and ‘cow’ amongst the most popular search terms.
Of course, Fashion Week may have had a little something to do with it too.
They were spotted on the streets for New York during New York Fashion Week too, leading to a 25% increase week-on-week since the event.
This season, influencers are wearing their western boots with floaty dresses and skirts for a cottagecore aesthetic that will work all through the winter.
I love Karen Blanchard’s Ganni boots [below] worn with a simple white dress. Luckily, it’s never been easier to copy the look.
Here are 14 other pairs that will see you through 2021 – all available to buy now.
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Pointed Leather Western Boots, £120, & Other Stories – buy now
If you’re not sure what type of cowboy boots to pick, keep it simple with a white pair. These go with everything.
Vagabond Women’s Emily Cowboy Boots, £96.35, Amazon – buy now
You’d be surprised at some of the brands you can find on Amazon.
These Vagabond boots are so versatile, but look authentic too.
Split Suede Cowboy Boots, £119, Zara – buy now
Have you ever seen a more perfect pair of boots?
Team Zara’s suede western boots with long skirts for a boho look.
Patent Faux Leather Western Knee High Boots, £39, Nasty Gal – buy now
These knee-high boots are ideal for those looking for a statement piece on a budget.
Leather Western Ankle Boots, £49.99, Mango – buy now
For a more traditional look, I love this suede pair that have just dropped in Mango.
Leather Knee-High Western Boots, Leather, £475, GANNI – buy now
Wear knee-high western boots under boho or knitted dresses this winter. I love this new season pair from Ganni – simple yet so chic.
Cowboy boots, £180, Ariat – buy now
I love this colour-popping pair of cowboy boots from Ariat, available in a variety of colours including cream and tan as worn by Sara Waiste [main picture].
Cowboy boots, £149, Alohas – buy now
Alohas never disappoint when it comes to boots. This black and white pair are a classic pair of western boots and they’re on sale now. Add them to a spring dress to add edge.
Heeled Cowboy Boots, £55.99, Stradivarius – buy now
While it’s easy to opt for dark hues when the weather changes, a pair of cream boots never goes amiss.
Arabella High Cut Western Boots, now £65, Office – buy now
Keep it simple with a pair of black steel-toe western boots, like this pair from Office. These are on sale now with nearly 50% off, so move fast to make the most of this discount.
Cowboy boots, now £159, Fabienne Chapot – buy now
This monochrome pair of cowboy boots feature contrast stitching, stars and a low heel, making them perfect for festivals this summer.
Golden Girl Western Boots, £258, Free People – buy now
I couldn’t write an article about western boots without including Free People. The boho store offer a selection of beautiful cowboy boots, but these suede western boots stand out for their wearability and versatility.
Leather Square Toe Western Boots, £165, & Other Stories at ASOS – buy now
Square toes might sound like a minor detail, but they make any outfit look instantly cooler.