Now that I've broken in my new cowboy boots (at right), and properly horrified or positively thrilled those boot reactionaries around me, I went on a little research hunt on how to wear them. Here are the three options I came up with:
1. With boot-cut jeans or pants pulled over them.
This is the least conspicuous and the easiest - since most of my pants are boot-cut, and most everything goes with green (especially a green sweater). This has been my cowboy-boot wearing option of choice so far.
2. With a skirt - boho style
This is a little trickier, since it's winter in Minnesota and I work in a research lab where things often catch on fire and/or get caught in chemical warfare. I am interested in trying it out, but from what I hear I have to act quick because boho has been around at least a year and the cowboy boot-with-skirt scene is going to drive everyone crazy pretty quickly - so both may already be circling back out of the trend circuit.
3. With "skinny jeans" tucked in.
According to a recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "skinny jeans" (those that are tight at the ankle) are BACK! I'm totally traumatized by this; however I remember distinctly being traumatized by the tube top coming back and then shopping aggressively for one not three months later, so who knows what might happen with this one?