Cowboy boots are a thing again, though I’d argue that they’ve never been as “in” as they are right now. Between appearing in the collections of Saint Laurent and Celine to being worn by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and Sienna Miller, cowboy boots are it for autumn/winter 2022. However, I fully appreciate that they’re not exactly the shrinking violets of the shoe-and-boot family, so I understand if you find cowboy boots a little too costume-like for your taste. However, there are also plenty of styles to be found that offer a subtler nod to Western-inspired styling via a Cuban heel or embroidered stitching. I personally think you can’t go wrong with a classic black leather pair, which is sure to go with everything you own.
There has been no end to the cowboy-boot outfit inspiration on Instagram this season, and of course, I’ve been making a mental note of each one. You’ve got the likes of Megan Adelaide Vega embracing the trend with a sleek grey blazer, white vest, and sleek black boots, and then Chrissy Ruthford similarly keeping her outfit simple but allowing her statement-making boots to breathe new life into her jeans. Scroll down to see my full edit of chic cowboy-boot outfits to inspire your 2022 style.