We're here to give you another Trend Report. This time we're talking something that's come a long way: The Western Boot. Cowboy boots and those alike aren't anything new to the fashion game, but they sure have many different looks and have been seen much more lately. A once thought of Texas "fad" wasn't typically seen elsewhere. Now, it's everywhere! I couldn't be happier about that.
"Cowboy boots began and continued to evolve through the late 1800s and the designs were influenced by the European cavalier style of boot, which were characterized by higher heels and better-quality leather. In the 1920s and 1930s cowboy boots became a fashion item as a result of the movies and radio shows about the Wild West. In the 1950s when rodeos became a popular form of entertainment and country music started being heard, the popularity of cowboy boots skyrocketed and millions of pairs were reportedly being made in all shapes, colors and styles.*" Today, the cowboy or western boot has become a strong part of American and Southern culture. While certain trends come and go, boot artisans continue to perfect the craft and use their creativity to create a new era of boot making.
Now western boots come in tall, heeled, studded, buckled, bootie etc etc... Here are a few of our favorite:
Perhaps one of our most favorite western styled boots: The Cassidy Boot by Matisse is definitely cowboy esque. A faux embossed overlay and a faux wooden heel give the Cassidy boot a vegan friendly appeal. With dual side elastic goring, a rear pull loop, and modest heel, these boots are made for walking! Shop The Cassidy Boot here.
The Espana Suede Bootie by Matisse is a perfect example of western cowboy and modern. It features the most perfect tassels on the heel. This style comes in tan and black and is sure to bring a whole new look to your outfit. Shop The Espana Suede Bootie here.
The Courage Brown Booties by Matisse are such a classic western look! The color of these is gorgeous, and they're super versatile. They can be worn with anything and suit just about any one. I love the way they look with denim. Shop The Courage Brown Booties here!
Ah, The Easy Street Boot by Matisse. Perhaps the most versatile boot. The simple black design make this boot perfect for any occasion. They'll easily be your go to boots. These are the kinda boots that even with major wear and tear, still look amazing. Definitely a must have. Shop Matisse's Easy Street Boot here!
Your boot dreams have been answered! The Miranda Black Suede Boot by Matisse is everything we wanted and hoped for. The deep V on these bad boys create sophistication and uniqueness, while the tassels keep things ol' western. And the heel, the heel is the perfect amount. Shop Matisse's Miranda Black Suede Bootie here!
Ah, the Neil Studded Black Bootie by Matisse. Definitely a favorite of mine. They're the perfect amount of badass while still remaining easy enough to match anything. This studded bootie is super comfortable and the shape screams cowboy. Shop the Neil Studded Boot here!
Okay, I hate playing favorites, but I have to! The Orlin Boots by Matisse are my absolute favorite western style boot. I am obsessed with this look. The spotted cow hair bootie is unique and the low cut style makes it easy to wear with so many styles. If you're looking for something different to spice up your shoe option, this is it! Shop Matisse Orlin Boot here!
Yes! SO much yes! The Cruz Boot by Matisse are so fun! These puppies come in tan and black, and you wouldn't regret either color, or both. The Amuse Society and Matisse collab came up with these stitched booties with a perfect heel. Add in the opening V pocket and you're golden. Shop the Cruz Boot here in black! And Cruz here in tan!
Last, but not least! Matisse's Pronto Boot in Saddle. Your e everyday, western, easy wear boot. The distressed suede adds a worn in look, while the split shaft created an amazing look. The light brown color makes this boot easy to pair with anything. Shop the Pronto Boot here!
All of these western boot looks are on trend now, just as they were decades ago. The cowboy look, whether tall, short, heeled, or embellished are here to stay.
Keep your eyes peeled and browsers open for another Trend Report soon!
-Annie at Bliss
*Reference: A Brief History of the Western Cowboy Boot by Jakki Francis