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Yes, a Cowboy Boot Is a Wardrobe Essential

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

The original square-toe style, the cowboy boot boasts a rich history. From James Dean and Neil Diamond to Marilyn Monroe, countless icons have donned a pair. Endorsed by bona fide stars and street style stars, it's clear that Western boots aren't just for cowboys. Some of our favorite designers are also giving the cowboy boot their stamp of approval: This season, we saw labels like Isabel Marant, Acne, and Pierre Hardy produce their own version of the beloved shoe. So whether you're pairing yours with jeans or sweats, there's a boot that's right for you.

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1 Kaye Boots
Old West Boots zappos.com

This red, distressed pair with white piping comes in at a great price. 

2 Farrow Boots
Ash ash.com

This studded fringe style with a metal-capped toe will take you from day to night.

3 Dana Magenta
Miron Crosby mironcrosby.com

Dolly Parton would definitely approve. 

4 Dagget Printed Western Boot
Jeffrey Campbell freepeople.com

Try this animal print pair from Jeffery Campbell to add some fun to your outfit.

5 Cicera Boots
Schutz farfetch.com

Pair this faux python pair with an all-black look for a chic take on the cowboy boot. 

6 Laurelie
Lucchese lucchese.com

Pair this tall black boot with a loose-fitting black dress and black tights. 

7 Psychedelic Yellow Original
Planet Cowboy planetcowboy.com

This acidic yellow pair from Planet Cowboy will add the perfect pop of color to your wardrobe. 

8 Country Star
Thursday Boots thursdayboots.com

This white-on-white style from Thursday Boots pairs perfectly with loose-fitting jeans.

9 Metallic Details Cowboy Boot
Toga Pulla farfetch.com

Western meets The Matrix in this style from Toga Pulla. 

10 Dallas Western Suede Ankle Boots
Khaite bergdorfgoodman.com

The chicest cowboy boot there ever was. 

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