How to Wear Cowboy Boots | with F.M. Light and Sons

What to Wear with Cowboy Boots | Poster for a How-To Video from F.M. Light and Sons in Steamboat Springs, CO | Western Wear for Over 100 Years

It’s a question we hear quite often in our store: “What do I wear with my new cowboy boots?”

Wearing your boots with jeans is an obvious choice, but we want to spice things up a bit. Why not show off the intricate hand-stitched tops of those new Old Gringo boots by wearing them with a skirt? Or, pair the beautiful leather of your Dan Post’s with a cute dress?

How To Video to Make Life Easier

It can be difficult to imagine exactly how all this works, so we created a video for you. Michelle, our buyer and merchandiser, knows all about western fashion. She’s been in the industry for many years. In this video, she’ll give you examples of outfits you can wear with the help of employees Sarah and Angela.


Example 1:

Summer dresses pair perfectly with cowboy boots!

Michelle shows us that your boots can be worn with dresses! A light summer dress paired with boots gives a little extra flair to your look. It’s perfect for many things; a stroll around town, a walk in the park, or a casual date in the evening! Accessories really brighten up the look ; a belt cinches perfectly, showing off your waist, necklaces add interest to the neckline and give a pop of color (note the turquoise), and bracelets give a little jingle! Sarah is wearing the Erin boots by Old Gringo (which are perfect as a boot for your wedding!), and Angela is wearing a pair of Dan Posts.

Example 2:

The final example shows us two great looks – Sarah is wearing a flirty sundress with a pair of Old Gringo boots. This is a young, fun look that is perfect for most occasions! Angela’s casual denim skirt and western shirt is the quintessential cowgirl look!

Example 3:

Denim showcases the bright colors in your boots.

This example showcases a very simple look; denim is a staple in most closets. Boots look fantastic with denim, which is why they are so often paired together. If you have bright colors in your boots, (such as the brightly stitched flowers on these Marsha boots by Old Gringo) denim is perfect to showcase them! Angela is wearing a denim shirt, and when it’s paired with a white skirt, it creates a very clean, crisp look. Sarah’s denim dress offers a beautiful silhouette that is very fun when paired with a shiny necklace.

Example 4:

Long skirts are perfect with boots for fall!

These looks transition into fall, where we can see that boots can be worn with long skirts as well! Sarah’s white and turquoise combination draws attention to the colors of her Dan Post boots, and Angela’s black boots with brown stitching from Corral allow her to wear black and brown together! The bursts of turquoise from her necklace ties everything together beautifully. Outfits like these two are bit more formal; they are perfect for a night out. Remember as fall and cooler weather approaches, that cowboy boots look great with leggings and tights. They’re a great year-round item!

Do you have any questions? Or, do you want help in deciding how to wear your boots? Stop in, give us a call, or email us and we’ll help you find the perfect look!

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4 thoughts on “How to Wear Cowboy Boots | with F.M. Light and Sons

  1. tammy

    thanks michelle for your advice like i said i am a bit overweight and wear a size ten in shoes and i have somewhat fat ankles its hard for me to find high heel shoes or boots that fit right my friends wear cowgirl boots and i wished i could and i am envious of them i think cowgirl boots are cool i saw your video and thought i would give it a try again i guess all women can wear boots no matter how heavy they are and how big their ankles and feet are

    1. zan

      Hello Tammy,

      Yes, anyone can wear cowboy boots! We’re so glad you’re giving them a try again. The best part about cowboy boots is that there are so many different looks that can be worn with them that finding the perfect look for your shape and size is completely possible. Cowboy boots are such a statement – you’ll be glad to be wearing them again. Thank you so much for your comment – we love to hear from people!

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for your effort for composing this post. I actually may definitely be back again for alot more reading through
    and commenting here soon enough. Many thanks, Shavonne

    1. Susanna L.

      You are welcome, Shavonne! We’re glad you liked the post. We hope you got some great style ideas!

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