Trend report: Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots are a leading trend this winter – find out how to rock the western style.

Image: Jonathan Daniel Pryce

Made popular by western Hollywood movies, cowboy boots have gone in and out of fashion for decades. This season, they are back with a vengeance.

Traditionally, there are two forms of cowboy boots: the Original Western style is higher in length to protect the rider’s legs and also to provide warmth and comfort, while the lower Roper Style ends just above the ankle for a more subtle look.

It could be argued that our more recent obsession with cowboy boots originated from Madonna’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ music video in 2000. Her metal tipped boots looked effortlessly cool kicking up the desert dust.

Image: Jonathan Daniel Pryce

High fashion houses such as Calvin Klein, Fendi and Isabel Marant have championed the trend this season, which has trickled down fast fashion giants like Zara and Tony Bianco.

Laura Stone of Tony Bianco, Rundle Street describes the versatility of Cowboy boots: “They can be worn with anything you choose, the perfect winter staple.”

Pairing your boots with jeans and a white tee is a classic look, however you couldn’t get more western-chic by pairing your boots with an oversized jacket. Try ditching the winter jeans, and pairing your high Westerns with a mid-length skirt or power pant.

Image: Zara

To shop the look now, make your way down to Tony Bianco on Rundle Street to pick up a pair of cowboy boots from $180. Stone affirms that “you’re guaranteed quality, comfort and optimal on-trend style.”

If nothing tickles your fancy in store, head over to Zara at Burnside Village where a pair of heeled boots can range from $140 to $240.

Image: Phil Oh

This article was written by Communication & Media student, Chloe Holliday.

Tell it like it is is a collaboration between HWR Media & Communications and UniSA’sSchool of Creative Industries. Students of the Content Creation for Media course wrote to a brief for a story suitable for one of HWR’s titles or social media channels across fashion, lifestyle, food, agriculture or tourism. This feature is just one example of the up-and-coming talent in the industry.