My Western fashion roots
I have always been a fan of fringes in fashion. I don’t know what it is, but I am drawn towards them like a moth to a flame. It may be perhaps that growing up in Utah meant a lot of things to me. This could be a novel of its own, not meant for succinct blog posts. But since we are talking about fashion, let’s keep our focus there. Utah is an icon of the American West, with settlements springing up all over the good old Beehive State. There is a western vibe that is deeply-rooted, and depending on where you land in Utah, it could be subtle or in-your-face.
Why I love Western-style boots
Yes, I did grow up listening to country music and I still love it. I went to country dances all throughout high school and college, and you better believe I was sporting my best western–inspired boots! Since then, my glory days of “Cotton Eyed Joe,” “Macarena,” and “Cupid Shuffle” are long gone – now that I am a Cali girl. Don’t get me wrong, I am a country girl at heart. Western–inspired boots have a special place in my heart.
JustFab boots – Just fab for me!
When I spotted these fringe boots from JustFab, I knew they were meant for me! The side fringe characterizes perfectly all things Western. The small, burnished studs that run down the side of the boots give it an edge I love, and has a trend-setting look. The heel height is 4 inches, and considering that it may be tall for some, it is perfect for me as I am 5’4”. They give my silhouette that perfect illusion that I am taller than I am in real life, and surprisingly, they are very comfortable to wear.
An all-season fashion for you, too
These Gypsy Girl Side Fringe Heeled Boots from JustFab are made from faux leather, and the gray color makes it the perfect Western style — or, as us California girls like to call it, “boho chic” to wear all spring and summer long. It goes without saying they are quintessential for fall and winter. I must say they are a must-have boot for any fashionista.
Do you own any cowboy boots or fringe boots? Tell me why they are your favorite.
My outfit details:
Sweater Dress: c/o TOBI (unavailable); similar bell sleeved sweater dress
Bag: Vince Camuto Adina Leather Crossbody Bag (unavailable); similar Rebecca Minkoff Chevron Quilted Small Crossbody Bag, $129
Hat: Amazon Wool Ribbon Band Floppy Hat, $21.99