Summer is still kickin’, and that means it’s time for bonfires, lazy summer nights, rodeos, country music concerts – and most importantly – cute summer outfits. No summer outfit would be complete without a cute pair of cowgirl boots, so gather ‘round, ladies, and let’s talk cowgirl fashion.
The first looks to hit the summer streets are always bold. This season is no different, as we’re already stocking up on cowgirl boots in bold hues, vibrant patterns, and exciting leathers. If you’ve been afraid to stray too far from the classic cowgirl boot looks, this is the perfect time to expand your style horizon and add a splash of color to your western wear. There’s no better time to show off your new boots since you can pair them with shorts or a dress for a dramatic outfit.
What’s hotter than this season’s heat waves? Only one thing – booties. Summer is the season of short boots, and for good reason. You can pair these lil’ cuties with jean shorts, skirts, dresses, leggings, skinny jeans, maxi dresses… Everything. You can wear short cowgirl boots with absolutely everything. While they are short in height, short boots can be big in style with added textures and accessories.
Short boots might get a lot of attention seasonally, but tall cowgirl boots are a year-round staple in any respectable cowgirl’s closet. Why? They add dramatic flair to every outfit you can imagine. Short skirt + tall boots = eye-catching. Flowy maxi dress + tall boots = elegant. Skinny jeans + tall boots = fierce.
Throw on a sundress, jean skirt, or jean shorts to make your look stand out and rock the runway, whether it’s at the local rodeo, around town, at the concert, or while hanging out around the bonfire. You can make this look your own and still be chic by keeping some balance in your outfit.
A classic western boot has about a 12” shaft height. For the average gal, that’s going to hit at your calf. Anything above 14” tops out around your knee, and anything below 10” in shaft height is going to be near the ankle – a 6” shaft height is going to sit right above the ankle bone. That’s important to know because you will want to pick the right boot height for your outfit.
Our favorite summer boot style has to be the ol’ red, white, and blue. Patriotic boots are the perfect summer barbecue accessory for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. We firmly believe you can sport your American flag cowgirl boots any season, so don’t limit this look to just the warm months. Patriotism works year-round.
Our best advice for your cowgirl boot look is to be comfortable. Just because a particular style is trendy doesn’t mean it’s going to work for your lifestyle. Choose a boot height that you find attractive or that pairs well with outfits you already own. Go with a color pattern that you will wear often because you are going to want to show these babies off every chance you get. If you’re a flashy gal, go big in your boot purchase. If you’re a laid-back gal who is most comfortable in jeans and tees, stick to the classics. Find what works for you, and own it.