Walking into the Valentino store on Fifth Avenue, I spotted these fun takes on the classic cowboy boot. Boots are everywhere, and seasonless. Add a touch of whimsy and add these to your wardrobe.
Raf Simons was the first to bring back the cowboy boot for Calvin Klein.
Tough chic that was pure Americana.
Chloe offers a funkier take on the classic boot. Appliques, studs and sequins give the boots a new dimension. Nothing serious here.
Fendi, Givenchy and Maison Margiela all agree. You should be wearing boots this season.
If the cowboy isn't for you, how about a chill work boot? Grace Coddington collaborated with Louis Vuitton an a cat lovers collection of boots and bags. Givenchy and Alexander McQueen took the tough chic route, and who wouldn't want these?
Sock boots are a softer alternative. Patterned and logoed Balenciaga and Chloe will lift you up.
Looking for signature style. Virgil Abloh for Off-White and John Galliano for Maison Margiela have their own distinct take on boots.
Tough chic is cutting edge. Dangerous liaisons of metal and leather.
Then there are the dream boots. Love this drawing done by Andy Warhol early in his career. His dream boots for Elvis. What makes it special is that Andy deliberately misspelled his last name.
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