How To Wear Cowboy Boots In The City

chocoDespite the fact that I spend most of my time in San Francisco, I’m still a mud-slingin’, dust-kickin’ kinda country girl at heart (definitely more rodeo than Rodeo Drive). How do you incorporate the “yee-haw” spirit into a modern metropolitan lifestyle where Juicy Couture totes and Tory Burch tunics are the order of the day?

Distressed cowboy boots are the perfect way to bring any outfit down to earth, shake up a blue jeans coma and separate yourself from mass assimilation. The trick to wearing them is trying hard not to look FOTT (fresh off the tractor). A few tips for wearing the Chocolate Brush Off Boot pictured here and available at JustinBoots.com:

Around Town. Tuck premium skinny jeans inside these cowboy boots and pair with a crisp white tank top, a few long-strand necklaces, a cuff or a chunky turquoise cocktail ring (refrain from wearing all three at once). Where hair is concerned, opt for beachy, surfer girl-inspired waves to keep the look fresh and oh-so California girl (no offense Texas).

At A Backyard BBQ. Forgo the Daisy Duke-inspired shorts for a frayed denim mini with deconstructed finish. Make sure your top isn’t too revealing (try a tee with a ¾ length sleeve) as this look already has enough skin going on. Another option? Try a strappy summer sun dress with a pretty feminine print. The toughness of the cowboy boots will break up the look without being as extreme as the Doc Martens you wore with your sun dresses circa 1992.

At Your BFF’s Next Dinner Party. Clingy cottons can be dressed up or down in a pinch. Instead of flip-flops or sandals, try a short sleeve day dress in a soft-as-butter jersey fabric. You’ll be the hit of the casual cocktail hour.


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