I was never a fan of the Suburban Cowgirl look growing up. After moving to the real concrete jungle, though, I feel in love with the urbanized cowgirl look. Brown leather boots are a great staple for use in both summer and winter.
First, where to find a quality, authentic looking pair: I found mine at a cowboy shop in Alexandria, Virginia (that I sadly forget the name of). If you happen to live in or be traveling to a state Virginia or south of there, you’ll be lucky to hopefully find a quality authentic shop. These 100% leather boots run on the pricey side, though. Children’s sized pairs go from $60 to $120, while adult sizes (women’s 6 and up) range from $175 upwards to $300.
image from Forever21.com
If you don’t happen to live in one of those southern states, or just don’t have the funds for authentic ism, there are still options. Forever 21 and Strawberry have been seen carrying brown boots resembling cowboy styles. While Forever 21 shoes are reasonably priced ($27.80 for the pair pictured to the right), I’ve never found them to be noticeably comfortable. Strawberry tends to carry more noticeable shoe brands. While they are unable to be found online, they carry Jessica Simpson, Rampage, Bakers, and more brands. While most locations are in Manhattan, they have a few locations in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania as well (locations can be found at strawberrystores.com). If you’re looking in department stores, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and JC Penney also tend to have some cowboy inspired boots. Prices for these can range from $49.99 to $120.
Now, how to wear them. Let’s start with our current season, summer. Throw your cute brown leather boots with a floral sundress (knock out two trends at once without overdoing it!) or some denim short shorts. One night I went out and even added a real leather gun holster!I particularly love the brown leather boots look with white; whether it be a white sundress or some light denim jeans and a white top.
a couple of my outfits using my cowboy boots
This trend is one of few that can be carried through the seasons. This past winter I wore mine with some ripped jeans, an over sized sweater, and some rustic looking jewelry. If you can find a leather belt and/or satchel bag that matches your boots, lucky you! With the right accessories, including wooden bangles, you can make almost anything work with these boots.
Here are some more images to inspire you to create your own look….go out and have fun! Get some boys to save a horse and ride a cowgirl 😉
images from CollegeFashion.net