You heard it first, y’all! Cowgirl dressing is ALL the rage this year. Since 2017, I always knew that dressing up like a cowgirl is going to be coming in HOT since Miley, Beyoncé and Gaga wore cowboy hats, boots and prairie dresses. As much as we wanna throw on our vintage Gunne Sax dresses, it’s not as practical as say, a pair of cowboy boots!
In fact, cowboy boots were a thing since the ’80s. (Just ask Axl and every other boy in Sunset Strip!) Although they weren’t that popular in the ’90s, it became hot again in Y2K all thanks to the likes of Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen (who wore a pair of vintage Roy Rogers boots) Britney Spears and Rihanna.
Now that we are in an era where Air Maxes are king, a pair of cowboy boots is bound to shake up our closets again. Offering a breath of fresh air, a single pair of cowboy boots can either make or break your outfit. While you can ditch the cardigan at LAX (or wherever you’re at), all you need is just a dream to cook up some ultra hot OOTD ideas!
If this is your first time wearing trying out this trend, don’t shy away from it! Here are some less intimidating ways on how you can wear it IRL:
- Hide it underneath a pair of flared/wide legged pants
Ideally, a pair of flare pants should crop at the ankle. While it may look awkward as the hem touches the mid-shaft of the boot, it actually elongates your figure! In fact, your shoes will be the star of the show.
2. Style it with a midi dress
So long, minidresses and maxi dresses! As much as I love a GOOD dress, a midi dress can actually work some wonders no matter how tall you are. Since the top part of the boot stops below your knee, the hem of your dress must hover at least an inch or two above the knee. Midi dresses can look tricky to work with, but at least you can cut some slack here.
3. Wear it with shorts
An oldie but a goodie: always wear it with teeny tiny bottoms! No explanation needed. 😉
4. Style it with denim on denim separates
If you like to go all out, doing a Canadian tuxedo is a must MUST. I cannot tell you how much I swear by this look. Since your shoes are a statement piece, let it be the cherry on top of the denim on denim extraness.
5. Tuck a pair of slim-fitting baggy (or skinny) jeans underneath your cowboy boots
Now THIS is what I call a look! Baggy jeans are a no-no with cowboy boots, but if you get a slim-fitting boyfriend style, it will match wonderfully as the leg of the jean can create a casual effect with extra fabric bunching at the top of the boot.
If you prefer a sleekly sophisticated look, skinny jeans is the way to go!