Have you ever wondered how good you look with your favorite pair of cowboy boots? Well, a standing rule for Western-style outfits outside of the American Southwest is one western-themed item per outfit, maximum!
Hence, if you’re wearing a pair of cowboy boots, just add a sleek belt and a jacket rather than with a cowboy shirt and a bolo tie. That way, you will just look like you’re intending to be a fashion statement rather than a costume.[PS. Learn more about Ask Me How I Know meaning here].
Cowboy boots are social wear rather than business (unless you’re a Texan), so you have to wear them with relaxed jackets and trousers.[advert id=”193667″]
For a more stylish look, collared shirts are something of a must with cowboy boots. It would be a appropriate to wear a T-shirt and blue jeans with cowboy boots if you are going to a country music show. A plain white dress shirt works remarkably well, so do more patterned, casual shirts, if you’re not going to one.
Your jeans should be dark and close-fitted, not the light blue of typical work jeans. Choose a boot-cut style for obvious reasons. Never tuck the jeans into the boots unless you’re actually working and on a horse’s back which will actually require it.
Dress trousers go well with cowboy boots, and so does casual suits. Just make sure they have enough room in the leg that the boot shaft isn’t making a bulge.
If you want to do away with the “urban cowboy” to “snappy dresser,” jackets really help. It is usually recommended to never wear cowboy boots without a jacket, at least in a major metropolitan area. A jacket balances the casual boot style out in a way that a shirt just can’t.[advert id=”193669″]
Hats push it, but, if you really want to hammer the cowboy point home. Choose a felt Western-style hat to complement the Western boots. But if you really want to instantly think “cowboy”, go ahead and wear one.
Belts with decorative buckles or leather are definitely good pairs with the cowboy boots. You don’t need a huge silver buckle with turquoise inlays, or a rattlesnake skin belt. Something a little more decorative than your average dress belt will do.
Denim or leather jackets are a good substitute to the classier sports jacket if you don’t own one. Don’t overdo the casual styling, however — your boots are already pretty casual, so a jacket with lapels is going to be better than one without. Alternatively, a long trench coat is a very natural pairing for Western boots. Again, avoid billowing leather dusters unless it is a costume.
Spurs are for a few specific types of riding. If you’re not planning on hopping on a horse in the immediate future, please don’t wear spurs on your boots. The goal of all these specific details is to make an outfit that acknowledges your boots without being centered around them.[advert id=”193667″]
You want to look comfortable, relaxed, and capable — try all the things we associate with cowboys and Western culture.
If you’re in a big city, try look a little dressier than looking like you’re an actual rodeo-going cowboy.
For a fail-safe cowboy boot outfit, try a pair of dark jeans, a white shirt, and a brown or gray jacket with a soft, casual cut. Finally, add a decorative belt and a paisley pocket square to evoke traditional bandanas if you’re looking for both stylish and unique statement.