Photo Credit: The Frye Company, Born and Ariat
From Gwyneth Paltrow and her Country Strong tunes to Jeff Bridges and his True Grit remake, foot-stomping, rough-and-tumble looks are rolling into town in a big way. But you don't have to don a ten-gallon hat or mile-high locks to embrace the trend. Here are some timeless western boots that will work with your wardrobe -- even if you're a city gal:
If it's your first time at the rodeo, then the Carson Pull On by The Frye Company is the boot for you. Made from antiqued vintage leather, the simply styled footwear minimizes the frills. Plus, the versatile pair can be worn cuffed or in the traditional fashion ($348). Or try the brand's Carson Shortie version. It features the same great look, but hits at the ankle for an updated take. Wear the slate-colored ones with skinny jeans for an urban cowboy outfit ($318 at The Frye Company).
Now that winter has hit in full force, rugged boots have become an everyday accessory. To help add some variety to your snow bunny ensembles, pull on the Heritage X Toe Alpine from Ariat. The fleece lining keeps your toes toasty, while the classic western etching maintains the coolness. And the Duratread rubber sole will help prevent slips on icy sidewalks ($189.95 at Ariat).
For a little bit of glitter in your giddy-up, fork over some loot for the Boreen boots from the Born Crown collection. The textured metallic leather kicks feature studded details and a harness buckle. Plus, the brand uses Opanka hand-sewn construction (the upper, sock lining and outsole are sewn together in a single process), making the shoes flexible and comfy ($250 at Born).
Boy howdy! You'll definitely turn some heads with Ariat's Quickdraw boots. With six different shaft styles, including giraffe, metallic cowhide, zebra (pictured), camo and colorful stitch options, this pair is for the cowgirl who likes to let her hair down ($159.95 - $179.95 at Ariat).
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