Since Dolly!, the award-winning singer-songwriter has been a style icon in a league of her own.
Behind Dolly Parton is a trail of 16 Hall of Fame honors, over 3000 songs, and 41 career top-10 country albums, but what we all know and have loved the most are her outrageous outfits. Parton once said that her personal style is a reflection of how she feels inside—glamorous—and she is regarded as an icon for having a sense of humor that she unabashedly communicates through lavish self-presentation. Through the years, her idiosyncratic looks have been realized with head-to-toe glitter ensembles, rhinestone-studded Scotch plaid shirts, and it would be remiss of us to forget her instantly recognizable platinum curls piled high on top of her head. Her wardrobe has influenced the western trend and inspired designers like Balmain and Karl Lagerfeld. From the start of her career to the opening of the Dollywood theme park to now, Parton has remained her extravagant and admirably experimental style, and showing no signs of slowing down in her ‘70s. While many of us can’t pull off her signature over-the-top style on an everyday basis, we’ve identified a women’s boot that translates it in a toned-down yet emblematic profile that progresses the signature country aesthetic.
Whether or not we could ever be brave enough to wear as much makeup or glitter as the country music legend, we can certainly take a page out of her book of “Dollyisms” and adopt a self-assured approach to our sartorial play. The Tatebo from Arche is a classic ankle bootie rewritten for fashion risk-takers like Dolly Parton. Cut from charcoal nubuck, it leads with an asymmetrically wrapped stretch panel across the instep for a secure fit. Architectural detailing comes in the form of a stepped topline and sculpted block heel for a bit of added drama. The brand’s moniker appears debossed towards the lateral counter. Underfoot, natural latex for the sole grants stability and abrasion resistance.
Capture Dolly Parton’s iconic style persona with the Tatebo bootie from Arche. For a Friday night concert, pair a glossy leather pencil skirt or skinny pants with a crisp blouse tailored close to the body. Accessorize with your favorite rings and bracelets. Parton has always had a penchant for denim—a country girl’s go-with-everything staple. Opt for slim-fit jeans or a dress with a cinched waist. Team it with a leather vest or matching denim topper for retail therapy with your best gal pals. Dolly’s style even works at the office. Wear a sophisticated tweed jacket embroidered with beading and stones. A short A-line skirt, ruffled blouse, and an embellished headband brings it all together.
Call upon Dolly Parton’s “more is more” style aesthetic with Arche Tatebo boots. Find the silhouette and other similar ankle booties for women from your favorite designers at Hanig’s. Shop with us in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue, at Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago shopping center, or online at hanigs.com. Receive complimentary ground shipping when you spend $99.90 or more.