WORDS BY AMELIA BELL

 

It’s little wonder that the rodeo is currently ruling the runway – not when SS18’s cowboy boot game is this good. From Calvin Klein’s steel toes to Schouler’s subtle snake detailing, this season’s offerings are less rough and ready outré, more chic city-slicker. And these are the styling tricks that will make even the most daunted dresser wild for the Wild Wild West…

The Game Changer: Rocco P Rodeo Boots

White cowboy boots are no longer the reserve of after-dark, Studio 54-esque nights. As Italian label Rocco.P is kindly showing us, when teamed with a trench coat the white western boot is just perfect for daytime sophistication.

The Girly Update: Ganni Rosette 75 Boots

How does the Ganni girl wear cowboy boots? With tonal shades and lots of them. And should summer ever arrive, wear alongside the Danish label’s famous floral wrap dress, and a top-stitched, indigo denim jacket. These are an all-year-round winner.

The Classic Understatement: Calvin Klein Cowboy Boots

Raf Simons is very much the man behind fashion’s renewed love of rodeo; he brought back the darker side of western Americana in his AW17 show. But how to take on Calvin Klein’s more refined version this season? Simple, just add checks and an insouciant puffer.

The Modern Iteration: Proenza Schouler Snake Toe Boots

When it comes to Proenza, the harmonious pairing of a slouchy turtleneck and cropped flare will work a treat with the American brand’s fancy footwork. It’s New York meets Nashville.

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