A great pair of boots is never out of season!

A truly well-crafted boot can be worn anytime of the year. In the heat of summer or the dead of winter, cowboy boots are the most versatile footwear on the planet.

It may seem counterintuitive to wear cowboy boots in the summer, but back in the wild west, cowboy boots were made to be worn in the heat of the desert and all year round.

You may think the fashion world frowns upon boots in the summer, and that sandals are the only way to go when it’s warm outside. But, the true western-at-heart doesn’t follow the rules, they break them! Even during the sweltering Texas summers, there’s always an excuse to wear your boots.

But, for those of you who need a bit of guidance, here’s some advice on summer cowboy boot style, from folks who know a thing-or-two about Texas heat.

How to Wear Cowboy Boots in Summer

BOOTS WITH A DRESS

This is a classic look. It’s feminine with a cowgirl edge. Any dress is made more stylish with a great pair of boots and you can still keep cool. During the summer, wearing a brightly colored boot, or floral patterned boot, is an easy way to vamp up a simple or modest dress. Women’s summer cowboy boots are definitely best when tossed on with a flowy dress.

Suggestions For a Cute Summer Dress to Wear With Cowboy Boots

PPLA Najah
White Tunic

Wrangler Denim Dress
Off Shoulder

Dear John Luka
Coral Dress

ANKLE BOOTIES

You can’t go wrong wearing a pair of short boots this summer. Ditch the sandals! This look is far more chic. Protect your feet from dust and dirt, and get ready to take on the town with a versatile pair ankle boots. Throw them on with jeans, and wear them with a cute dress or romper. Booties go with everything, and are the best cowboy boots for the modern country gal.

A Few of Our Favorite Summer Booties

Ariat Arizona Blue Sky
Tycoon Boot

Ariat Arizona Blue Sky
Tycoon Boot

Ariat Arizona Blue Sky
Tycoon Boot

GO PATRIOTIC

Though the 4th of July calls for stars and stripes to be worn, you can rock the patriotic look all summer long. And, the complete patriotic ensemble always includes a pair of classic cowboy boots. Go ahead and show off your American pride. If you want to know how to wear cowboy boots in the warmer months, just think red, white and blue!

Stars & Stripes Apparel

Mason Jar Proud American
Tee

Women’s Durango Brown
on Brown Union Flag

Wrangler Americana
Tank

THE WORK BOOT

Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean it’s time for vacations and relaxation. There’s still work to be done for many of you cowboys and cowgirls out there. When working during hotter days, your feet need to be protected, but kept cool as well. Ariat makes some heavy duty, steel toed work boots using their custom VentTEK technology. The shaft of these high-quality work boots are made with a special VentTEK cooling mesh, to keep your feet well ventilated. These boots are truly designed for summer.

A Few of Our Favorite Work Boots

Men’s Ariat Workhog
VentTEK Matrix Wok Boot

Men’s Ariat Intrepid
VentTEK

Women’s Ariat VentTEK
Ultra Distressed Boots

ADVENTURE BOOTS

A real adventurer doesn’t wear sandals! Summertime is meant for splashing around in lakes and rivers, and trekking the great outdoors. When you want your feet protected, a quality pair of rubber boots or hiking boots is the way to go. There are plenty of adventure boots designed for summer with special cooling materials, so you can play all day in the sun, and still keep your feet dry, protected and feeling fly!

Check Out These Versatile Rubber Boots & Hiking Boots

Twisted X Mens Hiker
Shoe

Women’s Stay Cool
Turquoise Accented Muds

Ariat Terrain Walnut
and Serape Shoe

BOOTS WITH SHORTS

This season is all about boots with shorts. It’s a classic summer look for all ages. From knee-high boots to ankle booties, you can wear any style with the right pair of shorts. If comfort and ease are your priority, this combo is the answer. Keep your feet protected and stay nice and breezy even during the hottest of days.

Our Favorite Summer Shorts

Dear John Ava Fade Shorts

PPLA Distressed Denim Shorts

Dear John Ava Sweet Pea Shorts

OPEN TOED BOOTIES

The breathability of sandals meets the durability of cowboy boots with an open-toed boot. It’s the ultimate answer to for summer cowboy boots. Plus, they go with practically everything in your closet. When you love boots, but still want to show off that sweet new pedicure, throw on a pair of these babies!

Some Easy, Breezy Open-Toed Booties

Liberty Black Miel Stone Shorties

Corral Boot Tobacco Lace Sandal

Corral Laser Braided Bootie

GOOD LUCK! AND KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER!

Karoline Jordon

Author Karoline Jordon

Karoline Jordan was born and raised in San Saba and is a proud member of the fightin' Texas A&M Class of 2014 with a degree in Agriculture Leadership and Education with an emphasis in Public Relations.

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