These Boots Are Already the Most Wanted of the Season

If there’s one fact you need to know about autumn/winter 2022, it’s that cowboy boots are going to rule. Whether you’re a fan of Western style or not, trust us when we say it’s going to be hard to avoid this fun footwear choice in the coming months. Of course, cowboy boots have been a fashion favourite for years, and you can find some incredible vintage styles to prove it. But this season, they’re going mainstream. Not only did we see them all over the A/W 22 catwalks, but the street style set has picked them up, too. At Copenhagen fashion week, you couldn’t turn a corner without seeing a rootin’ tootin’ pair staring back at you.

What's another telltale sign this boot trend is going to be everywhere? Brands from the high street to luxury designers are already jumping on them in a big way. Nearly all of them have a pair of cowboy boots on offer, and it’s not even cold yet. If you’ve been won over and are looking to invest in a pair that will see you through this season and many to come, how do you possibly choose a favourite?


(Image credit: Reformation)

Well, that’s where we come in. We take our job of recommending the very best fashion buys seriously, and ever since the first autumn drops started landing, we’ve been eyeing each and every cowboy boot style to find the pairs that are really worth your money. That was until Reformation, one of our (and many celebs’) favourite brands for sustainably-minded wardrobe pieces that last, went and blew all the others out of the water with a collection of the coolest cowboy boots we’ve ever seen.

Okay, you might be able to find more "authentic" styles in Nashville, Tennessee, or Austin, Texas, but if you can’t afford the flight, we guarantee these are the next best thing. There’s a taller style that comes in black, white and classic tan leather, and there’s an ankle version that comes in silver, tan suede and black—all with the iconic stitching, squared-off, slightly uplifted toe and comfortable block heel we love so much. Wear them with minidresses (like Jodie Comer did recently), midi dresses, jeans (tucked in or not), miniskirts, tailoring… You name it, and these boots go with it. Plus, they’ll make your outfit look cooler 100% of the time.

It would be cruel to make you wait any longer. Scroll down to see and shop Reformation’s cowboy boot collection before it’s too late.

Shop Reformation's Cowboy Boots

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.