As per usual, we've left our winter shopping far too late. It turns out "less is more" and "sex is back" is no match for Sydney's arctic conditions (Canberrans please leave it). At this point we're all just blocks of ice sobbing while trawling sites for puffer jackets, winter coats and knee high boots. You'd think we'd have learned from last year when our Google search history revealed the same queries? Not us, never.
Still, that doesn't change the fact that we're in need of a winter boot. With a focus on the riding boot this season, we can't help but turn our gaze to its humble predecessor: the cowboy boot. Sure, we're not the first to do so, but when it comes to keeping our shins warm and shoes that can be put through their paces, these sing out as an obvious choice. Plus, cowboy boots aren't season specific, just ask the cowboys themselves! Wear them in summer with romantic mini dresses and denim cut-offs or pair them with stockings and a mid-length skirt for maximum cosiness.
That's why below, we're rounding up some of the season's best. Alternatively, cowboy boots are one of those wardrobe staples that are even better sourced vintage, so get hunting. From Khaite's always chic Dallas style in "coco" suede to the hardwearing heritage boot from Ariat, these silhouettes will speak to the drugstore cowboy in all of us. And on that note, I've never met a person who didn't harbour at least one fantasy about owning a red pair. That Golden Goose set is for you.
KHAITE Dallas Suede Knee Boots
ARIAT Women's Heritage Western R Toe
ISABEL MARANT Denvee Suede Knee Boots
SAINT LAURENT Kate Leather Knee Boot
GOLDEN GOOSE Stitched Cowboy Boots
GANNI Suede Knee High Western Boot
R.M WILLIAMS Victoria Boot
Winter is well and truly here. To keep you warm, find our list of the best knee-high boots, dresses for a winter wedding and puffer jackets.