Good morning, Wednesday. The humidity has fallen, and we're going to stay below 90 degrees. for the first time in what feels like forever. I'm craving more comfortable weather and started thinking about Fall. A small caveat- I'm not ready to bid adieu to Summer. But it's been so inferno-like of late, the potential for a chill in the air doesn't sound so bad. And with that, I give you a thought. Cowboy boots.
Cowboy boots are kind of polarizing. I wore them in the 80s for a season or two and remember brands like Tony Lama and Lucchese trending with the fashion flock. In recent years, I have dabbled slightly in the cowboy look, but I find cowboy boots a bit off-brand for the maven. They somehow never feel chic enough, and I certainly don't feel all that fab when I've tried them on. But seeing them appear on my feeds of late has me rethinking this trend that seems to stomp in and out of our style lives every few years. So how about a reframe of how you wear them?
For instance, with a midi dress like this woman here.
Or something short and sweet to channel some kind of Kate Moss level of cool.
I also love both of these looks for different reasons. The boldness of the choice for a menswear-inspired moment or with the all-white vibe of this look gives it a little bit of edge.
And that's the thing.
If you can find a way to make them look edgier and less down-home, then I say yee ha. And it's a look that can transcend youth because they are quite classic. But how to make them more sophisticated?
This pair from Schutz is the perfect way to rock the trend and the pair I would buy for myself. I love the small heel (they also do a higher version), the cowboy detailing at the opening that winks at the vibe but not too much, and of course, the croc treatment. I'd wear these with anything midi length, like silk midi dresses or button-up skirts. They are less rodeo friendly and more Rodeo Drive and I can dig that.
These from Kaight are obscenely expensive but gorgeous. Though light boots and New York City don't make for a good investment.
Also not cheap, but super cool are these from Golden Goose. These do feel very Kate Moss and offer limitless options for wear, from short dresses to jeans. And if you are going to invest in something classic, go for a pair from Isabel Marant. She's got lots of options, and anything from her can take you from desk to downtown. Endlessly cool.
Oh, and duh. I need to share this green pair because green. I love these and would rock them with all my print dresses or perk up basic black.
So there you have it. Let me know your thoughts on cowboy boots and if you'll be rocking them this Fall. Cause that's what's up this kick up your heels kind of Wednesday in the 718. Yours, in greener pastures. XO