I think my obsession with cowboy boots started with Friday Night Lights. After spending probably a full week doing nothing but watching back-to-back episodes on Netflix, I left with some very foreign obsessions with football, Texas and cowboy boots. Now being a non-athletic girl from San Francisco, I felt kind of uncomfortable with my first two newfound loves. Since I was in elementary school, I had learned to hate Texas with a burning passion and I had always found football boring and stupid. Thankfully, my last obsession was something I had always felt comfortable with: shoes.
From that moment, I would always go to the boot section of vintage stores hoping to find the perfectly worn in cowboy boot to accommodate my large feet. I had never considered visiting that section before because I wasn’t planning on going to that many country-themed parties back then (little did I know that would've been nice to prepare for).
But after watching Friday Night Lights, I realized that cowboy boots were very versatile and didn’t have to look like I was about to roll around in some hay. In fact, according to many designers this past year, cowboy boots are chic enough to wear on the runways. In Marc Jacobs spring 2012 line, models strutted down with his own metallic twist on this American classic. And this fall, Isabel Marant uses a slightly more traditional take on the cowboy boot and pairs it with feminine elements for her ready-to-wear collection.
This Fashionsta demonstrates a similar take on cowboy boots as Isabel Marant did in her collection, looking very chic yet still appropriate for a BBQ. Unfortunately, cowboy boots are usually best found in vintage stores or your mom’s closet. But if you want a pair fresh for your feet, you can always turn to the reliable Frye boot. And if you can’t bring yourself to look through all those vintage shops for your perfect boot or to drop all that cash for some Frye’s, just imagine the pure satisfaction you’ll get wearing cowboy boots the next time Wagon Wheel comes on. Totally worth it.