Cowboy Boots Are TikTok's Latest Viral Trend—Here's Where to Get Them
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.
From daylight savings time to pumpkin spice everything, the arrival of fall makes itself known in plenty of ways, but perhaps none more telling than the collective ushering in of footwear. Each year, just like clockwork, strappy sandals and Birkenstocks are traded in for Doc Martens, ankle booties, and the like. But this year, there's a new boot in town.
There's something about the cowboy boot that feels deliciously inspiring. Like the staple boots that came before it (hats off to you, combat boots), the endless styling opportunities this versatile shoe lends itself to feels exciting in a way fall footwear hasn't felt for a while. Whether it's a classic jeans and T moment or a prairie dress look, the addition of cowboy boots presents a chance to make any outfit a bit more fresh and unexpected. In fact, it's really almost easier to narrow down what exactly these boots don't work with rather than what they do.
From Beyonce's rodeo-inspired Ivy Park capsule collection that almost sold out immediately to the buzz around the arrival of Kacey Musgraves new album, it seems like the wild west is permeating style and culture as a whole. And of course, there's no bigger influencer than TikTok fashion creators: The #cowboyboots tag has more than 133 million views and its videos are filled with street style inspo for how to make the look your own.
While there are plenty of traditional takes on the staple from legendary boot designers like Ariat and Lucchese, of-the-moment fashion brands like Schutz and Jeffrey Campbell are adding their spin by offering up metallic knee highs and animal prints. And of course, once you've found a staple pair of boots to wear with everything, the real fun begins. Because as people in the world of secondhand shopping know, there's no better thrill than scoring a perfectly broken-in pair that fits like a glove. To get ahead of the trend before fall, ya'll are going to want to snag a pair sooner rather than later. Luckily, we've done the work by rounding up the boots we have our eyes on right now.
Embrace TikTok's biggest footwear trend this season by shopping for these cowboy boots, below.