Bolo ties, adult bonnets, leather chaps: There are plenty of reasons to be wary of Western wear.
One reason it deserves a tip of your hat: Becca Moon boots.
Inspired by spaghetti Westerns and her everyday shoe needs, the 26-year-old Venice-based designer cobbled together seven styles for the second collection suited for life on — but mostly off — the wild frontier.
Saddle up with Kicker, a cowboyish boot with an adjustable belt that allows it to be worn at the knee or lower, or the more straightforward version, Ani. Pioneer the Cody, a side-zip ankle bootie with a low heel, or its higher counterpart, the Heller. Or go for Nila (our pick), a low-cut take on the classic with spat-like details.
Just what you want to throw on at the spur of the moment.
Available at A. Kinney Court, 1423 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, between Milwood and California Avenues, Venice (310-392-3400 or akinneycourt.com). Spring collection launch event tonight, 7-10 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy of Becca Moon