Red boots mountain

I schlepped these babies to the top of Table Mountain with me, hoping to shoot them with the city below. Just my luck that there was dense cloud cover on that particular day! I do still love the image, though, shot by my hubby @ThobanJ ( I was too scared to get that close to the edge!)

What’s about 100 times more rad than a pair of cowboy boots? A pair of RED cowboy boots, that’s what!

Cowboy boots are having a major resurgence and promise to be one of the hottest shoe styles for winter 2016. While black, dark brown & tobacco are the go to colours, I quite like the idea of an unexpected, bold shade, like cherry red.

When these “Westee” cowboy boots (R549) by Bronx Woman arrived, a friend was visiting and after looking at them, asked me the following question: “What the heck do you wear RED cowboy boots with, aside from jeans and a t-shirt?”

Westee Cowboy Boots (549) by Bronx Woman

This question got me thinking – so I came up with two looks; casual and smart. I’m please to say that neither one requires denim jeans, leggings or skinny trousers.

red boots casual

For a casual weekend look with a hip, rockabilly edge, I’d paired my red cowboy with my Isabel Marant grey denim mini skirt and a distressed tee I bought ages ago from Cotton On (they have similar styles in stock now). As it gets cooler, one could winter this look up by adding opaque black stockings, a leather jacket and a chunky knit scarf in black.

red boot smart

For a smarter look, I paired the same denim mini with a linen top from Desray, R750, (in stores now). The cut of the top – with its three quarter sleeves – tones down the sexiness of the mini and boldness of the boots. While this is still not quite a workwear look (unless you work in a creative industry where it’s okay to wear a mini to work), it is smart enough to wear to a restaurant or family function. Wear this look in winter by adding opaque black stockings, a black trench coat and a knitted black beanie (or beret).

Because these boots definitely have an ‘edge’, I felt I needed a fragrance that’s unusual and unexpected to wear with both looks. The original Marni fragrance, R1150 (available exclusively at Stuttafords) was my go to as I love its masculine notes of cinnamon bark and cardamom, tempered by black rose, pink peppercorn and ginger.

red boot marni post

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Love this post Can! You look amazing. I’m officially inspired xxx

Haahaa! That comment was meant for the last body post… But then I love a cowboy boot also 😉

Thanks my lovely friend. Looks like you guys are having the best time. Miss you SO much. XXX

Need to get a pair!!!!

Loving you work!

…but am I brave enough… ?

Of course you are, Corlia. I think the trick is to dress them down – so wear with basics colours like black, white, denim and brown. They would also work incredibly well with a chiffon type printed dress that has hints of red in the pattern. Also, my daughter took one look at them and immediately asked if she could have them – “They’re so cool, mom, I need a pair. Why don’t you just give me yours”

Thanks Kimmie <3

Such a great post – and I LOVE that image! Never mind being too scared of getting too close to the edge, I’d be terrified that these gorgeous red boots would fall over the edge! Serious anxiety happening over here!

Really like the two outfit suggestions you’ve made – actually don’t know which one I like more! x

Thanks my friend 🙂 – I think you could rock both looks, brilliantly well. I have to tell you, it was quite windy on the mountain when we shot the image, and one boot was blown over, almost falling over the edge. MY SHATTERED NERVES!!! What we do for the perfect pic, hey! Also, the boots aren’t made with any leather or animal byproducts, so are vegan friendly 🙂

This is such a stunning pair of boots. I love pairing boots with leggings or a flowy dress. xx
Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

Thanks for the comment, Rivania. I also think they’d look great with a flowy dress.

I love the boots, pity I have very thick legs, and I always battle to find boots with a length anywhere above my ankles that fit just right. My legs always look like they’ve been stuffed inside :-(.

But I absolutely love the look you have put together.

Thanks Buhle – I have quite big calves, so also struggle with boots. These were a good, roomy fit though.

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