How To Style Cowboy Boots + Get The Most Wear Out Of Them

Cowboy boots are having a moment, there’s no denying it. Whether you’ve forever been a die-hard Western fashion fan, or are dipping your toes into the pool for the first time, investing in a pair of Western boots will definitely not be a mistake in 2023. 

Cowboy boots can seem like a one-note fashion investment, but that is far from the truth. In fact, we’d classify them as a neutral footwear choice ~ they have the ability to tone down silk slips for day wear, elevate cut-off denim and work seamlessly into a bohemian wardrobe or a minimalist one alike.

Here are our top tips for styling your cowboy boots with, well, pretty much everything.

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1. Denim

Denim and cowboy boots go hand-in-hand, but it’s not just cut-off shorts that this boot style works with. If you are looking to style your cowboy boots with some vintage Levi’s shorts, layering on top with a Western shirt over a tank will give you the Americana country look in a flash. Just add a wide-brimmed hat.

With jeans, it’s always best to wear cowboy boots with bootleg or flare styles {we also love a wide leg denim short}. This elongates your leg and gives the most authentic Western feel to your overall style. 

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2. Mini Dresses

There are three excellent options for mini dresses and cowboy boots. The first is, of course, a sweet prairie style. Puffed sleeves, eyelet details, bows and ruffles ~ it all works with a cowboy boot. It’s all about the contrast between the ultra-feminine and tough working boots, so play it up with soft waves and barely-there makeup. 

Second, yes ~ you can wear your cowboy boots for a night out. If you’re going for a fitted mini, choose something a little retro. Think fitted lurex for a 70s/80s moment, or crochet like it’s 1969. Avoid a bold makeup or hair look here ~ the vibe is toned down disco, so bed hair, waves or even crimps work really well. Make like Euphoria and give yourself a disco eye look with little to no makeup on the rest of your face.

Lastly, one of the most perfect cowboy boot moments is a great tan pair teamed with a denim button-front mini. This will hands down become your go-to fit, trust us! Denim minis look good on everyone, and work for pretty much any outing, too.

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3. Maxi Dresses + Skirts

Make your bohemian dresses and skirts work hard through spring with a pair of cowboy boots. The best length is midi or 7/8 here so you can see most of the boots, but honestly cowboy boots work with any length, giving you a bit of height and keeping your feet warm on those slightly chilling spring evenings. 

Really lean into the Western energy and throw a suede vest or sleeveless shearling vest over your dress or blouse, too. You’ll get that layered warmth we all love in the trans-seasonal months, plus it’s giving Dolly Parton. Who doesn’t want to look like Dolly Parton, right?

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If you’re feeling inspired to style your Spell pieces with cowboy boots ~ 
tag @spell on instagram so we can see what you create. 

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