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Excuse Me, These Boots Are Not For Line Dancing

Rather, the western boots are the kind every street style photographer would s

You would recognise the signature tapered medium-height heel (if you’re a shoe snob, you’d know it’s called the Cuban heel). You would also recognise the pointed or slightly blunted toe designs (if you’re even more a show-off you’d call the latter snipped toes). But here’s what you should really know: these Western boots, are not part of the line dancing uniform. Rather, they’re the most inspiring shoe styles for designers this season.

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From left: Delpozo, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC (middle two), and Proenza Schouler

Raf Simons adapted them with flat metal-capped shoes for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC and over at Proenza Schouler, the brand tweaked their proportions resulting in short booties. We foresee these shoes to be the ones all the cool girls will be papped in for the upcoming Fashion Week season. Just a word of advice: those Raf Simons-designed boots are already sold out on Net-A-Porter. But we manage to find other stylish alternatives to try here. 

#1: Leather boots, $1,750, Celine
On the runway, Phoebe Philo matched this style with oversized suits for an austere no-nonsense appearance. #2: Ganni embossed leather boots, US$527.19 (S$720), www.net-a-porter.com
Copenhagen-based brand Ganni distils the rocker style of ’90s girl groups Elastica and Pulp this seaons and turns up this pair of boots with a croco-effect. #3: PU boots, $99.90, Zara
The exaggerated heels of this pair give a more dramatic effect to your getups. #4: Leather boots, Alexander McQueen
The British label mashes up the lace-up look of combat boots with a Western boot for this edgy hybrid. #5: Suede and leather boots, $219, Topshop
This pair comes with an ’80s maximalist treatment with its chains and a leather cross strap. #6: Leather boots, Proenza Schouler
The American brand renders a modern bohemian take on the style with its metallic and embossed leather patchwork and short bootie silhouette. #7: Suede boots, Emporio Armani
Keep this style handy to pair with next season’s low bumster jeans trend. #8: Leather boots, Dries Van Noten
Trust the romantic Belgian designer to create a traditional Western boot with a beautiful patina. #9: Leather boots, $119, H&M. Prices unavailable unless stated
This low-cut-slash-pumps hybrid is a more approachable take on the trend and goes pretty well with modern day office separates too. Like this? Here is your primer to Resort ’18 most progressive trends, watch this video to see what Female magazine is really about, and all the happening news in fashion this month.