5 Western-Inspired Boots For The SoCal Gal

Western-inspired ankle booties are our current fall footwear obsession. We've spotted everyone from Vanessa Bruno's best-dressed retailistas to Charlotte Gainsbourg (who wears her signature booties almost exclusively with skinny Balenciaga jeans) rocking the Western-style kicks all over L.A. This modern take on a classic Cowboy boot has a more rounded toe and a chunky heel that makes them the perfect compliment to any effortless autumn wardrobe—just layer them with some adorable socks or chunky tights and a perfectly draped dress or skinny jeans to see what we mean. Of course, while we want you to kick around Southern Cali all fall long in these ankle boots, we don't want you to have to trek around town to find the perfect pair, so we've gone ahead and done all the sole searching to help you wrangle this season's most-wanted boot.

Clockwise, from top right: Elizabeth & James Distressed Ankle Boots, $395, available at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard (at North Roxbury Drive); 310-550-5900;Isabel Marant Lacow Boots, $795, available at Heist, 1104 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (at West Minister Avenue); 310-450-6531; Sessun Shearling Ankle Boots, $398, available at Steven Alan, 638 North Robertson Boulevard (at Beverly Boulevard); 310-854-1814; Acne Rider Boots, $529, available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (at Edinburg Avenue); 323-655-7855;

Rachel Comey Memo Boots, $345, available at TenOverSix, 8425 Melrose Avenue (at Croft Avenue); 323-330-9355.