Prediction: This Heeled-Boot Trend Will Soon Be Everywhere

There are certain aesthetic sensibilities that stick to fashion’s cyclical nature, coming back around every few years or so. We can’t help but notice an emerging shoe trend that might just make you overlook the trusted block-heel boots you know and love. Fashion girls have decidedly put a modern spin on cowboy boots, resulting in looks that play up the boots' stylized kitsch. Think Western details like exaggerated tapered toes and angled heels updated with minimalistic colors and patent finishes. Click through the slideshow to see all the Western-boot outfits that have us seriously on board with the trend.

Keep an all-black palette and let the stylized boots take center stage.

Go wild with the embellishments—flames, wings, and hearts only add to the boots' playful kitsch.

Go for a modern look with a leather-effect top paired with patent Western boots.

A flowy printed dress is the ideal partner for Western-inspired ankle boots.



Simple styling tips can sometimes make a world of difference. Cuff your pant legs once or twice to let your boots really shine.

Look for Western details like a tapered toe and angled stacked heel, but keep contemporary finishes like snakeskin leather in mind.

Add to the cowboy appeal of the look by wearing your boots with straight-leg denim.

Go the foolproof route and wear your boots with skinny jeans and a neutral coat.

Look for eye-catching details like silver studs that make the boots look extra cool.

Minimalists will style their boots with black tights.

Wear a pair of cowboy boots with a delicate midi dress.

A pair of cool Western boots makes this suit a touch more casual.

The perfect way to ground a flowy frock is with a bold pair of boots.

In optic white, these boots have a fresh feel to them.

Play with rich autumnal hues like mustard, rust, and burgundy.

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