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These boots were made for buying: The statement boot that will be everywhere this year.

There’s a new boot in town and they’re all you’re going to want to put on your feet this year.

Cowboy boots.

Yes, actual cowboy boots. The ones worn by boot scootin’ outlaws in every Wild West movie you’ve ever seen.

As seen on the Autumn/Winter 2019 runways of Isabel Marant, Calvin Klein and Fendi, and on the feet of very important fashion people, the cowboy boot is the statement boot everyone will be loving sick.

Side note – here’s some examples of real women going crazy with colours and prints, check out the fashion inspiration below. Post continues after video.

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Which is great and all, but we have one question.

How does one wear cowboy western boots in real life without feeling like a… fashion w*nker? Or like you’re playing dress ups?

So, we asked an expert.

“Compared to the embroidered 90s style boot, the AW19 cowboy boot is shorter and sharper, and finished in either simple black, white leather or chic animal prints like mock croc, so they are a lot more wearable for everyday,” THE ICONIC’s Head of Style Nicole Adolphe told Mamamia.

“For those who want to play it safe, go for a cleaner, muted black cowboy boot. Perfect for pairing with almost any colour palette or print, this safer bet will provide plenty of wear throughout the season. If you’re looking to work more of a statement, opt for a bold animal print that will add an instant trend factor to any look.

“The best thing about this trend is it not only adds an instant fun factor to any outfit, but also gets big ticks for comfort. From midi skirts, slip dresses to animal prints, the AW19 season will have plenty of options when it comes to giving your look a Western-inspired touch.”

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Exhibit A: Cowboy boots and a mini skirt. Image: Cotton On.
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Exhibit B: Cowboy boots with a flowy dress. Image: Wittner.
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Exhibit C: Cowboy boots with a shift dress. Image: Zara.
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Exhibit D: Cowboy boots with a midi skirt. Image: Wittner.

Worried about looking like you're on your way to a fancy dress party as Dolly Parton or Woody from Toy Story? Adolphe advises "keep your look measured".

In other words, leave the fringed jacket and leather pants at home.

A few easy ways to wear a cowboy boot in everyday life include:

  1. Wear them with a rolled up jean and t-shirt for a casual look.
  2. Add them to a midi skirt and sweater.
  3. For chic-Isabel Marant inspired style, go for a feminine floaty dress with blousy sleeves and add a cowboy boot to toughen the look.

Starting as $49.95 (bargain!!), here's a roundup of our favourite western-inspired cowboy boots to get on your feet ASAP.

Rubi Larissa Western Boot (comes in Black, Tan, White, Burgundy Crocodile Print and Snake Skin), $49.99.

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Betts Howdy Western Ankle Boots in Black and Snake, $99.99.

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Boohoo Snake Calf High Western Boots, $79.

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Wittner Keith Tan Leather Embroidered Western Style Ankle Boot, $200.

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Zara Leather Cowboy Heel Boots, $239.

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Atmos&Here Alycia Leather Ankle Boots, $149.95.

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Ivy Revel Caysi Boots, $150.

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Image: THE ICONIC.

Dotti Western Boot, $69.95.

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Wittner Gretchen Black, Red and White Leather Pointed Toe Western Boot, $260.

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ASOS DESIGN Elliot Western boots, $70.

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Tony Bianco Helene Black Como Ankle Boots, $150.

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Boohoo Croc Western Boots, $57.

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Wittner Hadaya Ivory Leather Western Style Ankle Boot, $255.

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Image: Wittner.

Would you try the cowboy boots? Which are your favourite style?

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