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We're seeing a great many shoes with Western-style motifs and embellishments at the moment, hot on the heels of the Cowboy boot trend which is absolutely massive this season. But alongside the familiar Cuban-heeled boots and stompy styles that are already so popular, plenty of designers adapting the swirly patterns and rhinestone decorations to more evening-friendly occasion shoes.

Perhaps the best example yet is this crystal and suede pump from Nicholas Kirkwood: priced at a lofty £1,595 (due in part, we're sure, to the sheer number of shimmering crystals embedded into it) it's a luxe take on the Western look that we'd love to see lighting up the red carpet. It's a look that's also being echoed in the high street, and the popularity of these Western-inspired heels at Miss Selfridge certainly suggests it's here to stay.

If this is a look you love, you may also be interested in the darker spinoff that's inspiring designers and trendsetters everywhere: the darker 'Midnight Cowgirl' trend. Whatever your aesthetic, there has never been a better time to embrace the rodeo look!