10 Chic Western Boots To Two-Step Into This Rising Trend

Call them Western boots, call them cowboy boots, whichever you prefer it's safe to say you're going to be calling them your new must-have boots. From the looks the runways of both fashion week for fall/winter 2018 and New York Fashion Week SS19, Western boots are the "it" item to own. From Fendi to Isabel Marant showing off fall looks back in February, to Ralph Lauren this week in its spring/summer show, to street style stars killing it in cowboy at NYFW right now, we're seeing Western boots to pair with feminine frocks, denim looks, and everything in between. Scroll down to see our 10 Western boots that will have you boot scootin' boogieing into this new trend stylishly.

Black ankle Western boots with Western-inspired harness element and polished dome studs. photo

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Spurs Not Included

So you're ready to dip your toes into this modern Western boots trend, but don't want to end up looking like you just left a Garth Brooks concert. We totally get that. The key to nailing this shoe trend without going full-on cowboy costume is finding a boot with Western-inspired elements. That's why we love this rock and roll-meets-cowboy black ankle Western boots by Rebecca Minkoff. It's an edgy, urban, black leather bootie with a Western-style harness element and polished dome studs. ($174.95; nordstrom.com)

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Model wearing knee-high white leather cowboy boots with floral embroidery. photo

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John Wayne, But Prettier

For the girl who is all for going full high noon on this trend, we say go for a Western boot that even The Duke would tip his hat to. These cowboy boots by Old Gringo are the real deal, and the floral embroidery makes them a work of art. Pair these with a ruffled maxi dress for your next wedding guest occasion and you'll be the best dressed without a doubt (besides the bride of course). ($758; freepeople.com)

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Tan, leather, ankle Western boot with gold buckle details. photo

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She's Gone Country

If jewelry is a must with every outfit and you find yourself attracted to everything that sparkles, these modern cowboy boots are right up your alley! It's obvious Topshop took design inspiration from the glitz and the glam of the rodeo when creating these rhinestone- and gold-detailed ankle Western boots. Have fun and wear these as an amped up ankle boot for all of your fall looks and take them back out as the weather gets warmer in the spring. ($170; topshop.com)

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High-heeled, red leather, knee-high cowboy boots. photo

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High Horse

The great thing about Western boots is that it's the perfect trend for a girl who always wants to wear a heel. A traditional cowboy boot always has some form of a heel, and we are obsessed with this three-inch beauties by The Frye Company. The extra inches keep this boot in the "daytime-to-drinks" category, and the red clay leather is a standout among the black and tan boots we're used to seeing. ($428; thefryecompany.com)

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Model wearing green silk skirt with silver, metallic, ankle Western boots. photo

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'80s Cowgirl

As if it hasn't been made clear enough, the '80s are back. Even if you were too young to remember that decade, now's your chance to take on the bold, iconic trends that are back in style. Start with these metallic leather cowboy boots complete with a scrunched shaft. But instead of wearing with leg-warmers and an oversized, gaudy sweater, try a modern blazer and matching skirt set. ($265; shopbop.com)

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White, croc embossed, ankle Western boots. photo

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There's A Snake In My Boot

The white boot trend that was major last fall is still alive and well. But instead of a 1960s style bootie, opt for these ankle, tight, stacked heels. The shape of this ankle boot with the pointed toe is super flattering on any body, and the croc embossed leather is a quiet nod to the Western boot trend without going full cowboy. These boots can go with pants, skirts, and dresses no problem, and you'll undoubtedly wear these all the time. ($204.95; nordstrom.com)

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Brown leather cowboy boots with light tan floral embroidery. photo

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Horse Optional

You'll embrace your inner cowgirl, even if you've never hopped on a horse, with these Ariat cowboy boots. We can already picture these bad boys peeking out from under a pair of wide-leg pants and giving all your outfits a rugged edge. Even the biggest city slicker will want to don a pair of these embroidered boots for some legendary street-style fashion. ($149.95; zappos.com)

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Model wearing light wash jeans with gold metallic ankle Western boots. photo

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Dime Store Cowgirl

There's nothing quite like vintage inspired pieces. If your shopping habits entail thumbing through thrift stores and hunting down estate sales, you're going to love the classic style of these kicks. They give off a classic Grand Ole Opry country singer vibe because of their metallic champagne shine and ankle cut. These Western boots are made for good times on the dance floor, though line dancing lessons are unfortunately not included. ($160; freepeople.com)

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White cowboy boots with black accents. photo

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Cattle Ride

Black and white are wardrobe staple colors you can never go wrong with; they go with everything and work for any occasion. If you're taking on the cowboy boots trend and want a style you can wear day in and day out, then try these Stetson Western boots. We recommend styling these traditional boots with printed pieces for fun pattern play looks.

($281.99; walmart.com)

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Black leather ankle Western boot with buckle details. photo

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Buckle Up

These boots are like Edward Scissorhands meets the Wild West, and it's a match made in heaven. They're made of leather cowhide, covered in Western stitching, and have four silver-tone Western-inspired buckle details on the sides. Consider them your new alternative to a moto boot and wear with an animal print skirt and band tee to your next date night. ($460; shopbop.com)

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