The countdown to Glastonbury is on. Fingers crossed that there is bright sunshine for the entire duration, but given Worthy Farm’s famously steep terrain, wellies are essential. The most stylish punters will also have another shoe hero waiting: cowboy boots.
After Glasto’s two-year hiatus, revelers will be more eager than ever to show off their best festival looks. If the sun prevails, bohemian followers will wear western boots with long skirts, fringes and waistcoats, providing a welcome contrast to the myriad of hunters stomping through the mud.
Those looking to bring Y2K style to the courts this summer should check out Elsa Hosk’s Instagram feed. The model had a Noughties #Ranchcore moment at Coachella in monogram jeans and a Coach bra, which she styled with multi-colored Toral boots and a beige Acne Studios belt.
Are you feeling daring? Watch Gwen Stefani for inspiration. The singer wore R13’s bright blue cowboy boots with the brand’s low-rise shorts, a high-cut bodysuit, fishnet tights and a plaid faux fur jacket earlier this year; an outfit that would stand out from the crowd at All Points East or Field Day.
To really let the boots do the talking – and work… – borrow style tips from Dua Lipa and FKA Twigs. Dua wore two different styles of Western boots last month: First, a pair of DSquared2, worn with cut-off jeans, a Stüssy striped top and a quilted vest, and 10 days later, a mid-length pair of Montserrat Messeguer , worn with warm pants and a matching top from Lanvin.
As for the twigs? She was seen hanging out with Madonna – who wore cowboy boots and a cowboy hat in her ‘Don’t Tell Me’ music video – in distressed tan Western boots, cropped shorts and a hoodie .
Cowboy boots make a bold statement, but that doesn’t mean they can’t work for occasions other than fancy dress or festivals. Emily Ratajkowski styled an everyday Zara pair with jeans, a Wolford bodysuit and a blazer, while for another outing she wore an oversized sweater by Blanca Chambord as a dress, drawing attention to the boots .