cowboy boots dos and donts schuh blog

Ah, the cowboy boot. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Is it chic? Should they all be burned? Regardless, they’re one of this season’s hottest boot silhouettes. If you’re scared you’ll look less Alessandra Ambrosia at Coachella and more like you’ve just arrived at Westworld, don’t fret – we’re here to help you rock the western silhouette with a few easy-to-follow Do’s & Don’ts.

DON’T

Attempt to merge two very different worlds and create a sneaker/cowboy boot hybrid à la Jeremy Scott.

cowboy boot sneakers by Jeremy Scott from his SS 2012 RTW show

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DO

Opt for a more subtle, western-inspired option if you don’t feel you’re ready to go all-out cowgirl – such as the schuh Montana.

womens back suede western ankle boots from schuh called the Montana and featuring silver buckle detail

DON’T

Take a leaf out of Swifty’s (presumably now ex) stylist’s book and order name customised cowboy boots in the style of Ed Hardy.

Taylor Swift in a blue dress wearing personalised cowboy boots with her name on them

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DO

Go classic with the likes of the Coconuts Cimarron and discover how surprisingly versatile cowboy boots can be. Skinny jeans? Yup. Midi-dress and bare legs? Yes ma’am. Leggings and winter layering? For sure.

womens stone cowboy boots from Coconuts called the Cimarron and featuring western stitch detail

DON’T

Even think about it. People need to stop trying to make a cowboy boot a hybrid anything.

cowboy boots and sandals hybrid with jeans

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DO

Update your ankle boot rotation with a chic little western option. The Red or Dead Ida is a great way to subtly add a dash of cowgirl charm to your wardrobe.

womens black leather cowboy ankle boot from Red or Dead called the Ida and featuring western stitch detail

DON’T

Buy two pairs of the same cowboy boots and stick them together. Hood By Air are cool and all but this is very ‘You OK, hun?’

Hood By Air SS 2017 show with model wearing conjoined cowboy boots

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Shop our full range of women’s cowboy boots and check out what other boot styles have made it into our Women’s Boot Edit AW ’16.