16 sophisticated cowboy boots we'll be wearing for SS19

Unleash your inner cowgirl with a pair of Wild West-inspired boots. For SS19, Isabel Marant, Fendi and Calvin Klein are calling all cowgirls, offering a range of interpretations from ornamental appliqués, glossy leathers and transparent details.

For a modern approach, play around with colours, textures, fabrics and styling, like an edgy cow-print or snake-effect design. For me, if there's one feature that dominates all, it’s a hefty toe-cap. I'm obsessed with Zara's slingback style; perfectly versatile for spring. But if you're looking to stand out, the unexpected floral embroidery of Valentino's interpretation (see below) is unapologetically bold and ultra-feminine.

For every high-fashion cowboy boot we're loving, don't forget, you can't go wrong with a classic. For a casual take on the trend, opt for something more low-key like a simple black pair from Maje (see below) and wear them with skinny jeans or a pleated skirt.

Whether you’re gearing towards classic pairs or swapping out neutrals for a splash of colour, shop these fresh takes on the modern cowgirl boot. But avoid other Western elements like fringe jackets - you don’t want to overdo it.


Leather cowboy ankle boots, €99.99 at MangoBuckle-harness leather cowboy boots, Toga, €475 at matchesfashion.comSlingback cowboy ankle boots, €69.95 at ZaraPVC insert ankle boots, Sergio Rossi, was €850, now €383 at farfetch.comWestern boots, €125 at TopshopEmbossed cowboy ankle boots, €59.99 at StradivariusMid-heel leather boot with appliqué, €1,980 at gucci.com

Madrina croc western boots, €97 at OfficeContrast printed leather cowboy boots, €199 at uterque.comRylee lace-up boots, Chloé, €1,095 at Brown ThomasWhite leather western ankle boots, €127 at River IslandGaravani leather ankle boots, Valentino, €1,250 at mytheresa.comEmbroidered leather cowboy boots, €425 at sandro.comLeather cowboy boots, €335 at maje.comLallyra boots, €140 at AldoLamsy embellished snake-effect leather ankle boots, Isabel Marant, 1,050 at net-a-porter.com

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