I've Just Discovered the Most Stylish Dress-and–Ankle-Boot Formulas

As much as I love them and wouldn't be able to get dressed on the regular without them, I'm getting sick and tired of wearing jeans day in and day out. Which is why I've set myself a bit of a style challenge. As temperatures have plummeted of late, I've made it my mission to forgo denim for as long as possible and, instead, keep wearing my go-to dresses with autumn-approved ankle boots.

However, seeing as the days of open-toed sandals still seem far off, I'm going to be wearing said dresses with ankle boots instead. So which types of ankle boots go best with which styles of dresses? I turned to a few of my favourite influencers to find the answer. From maxi and mini to lace-up and Western, keep scrolling to discover eight cool ways to wear ankle boots with dresses.

Style Notes: Jessie knows the easiest way to make vintage-inspired florals feel modern is with a pair of patent boots—particularly in a '70s-inspired toffee hue. 

Style Notes: Eni knows that the perfect antidote to her twee bouclé dress is a pair of chunky flat boots. Nicholas Kirkwood's faux-pearl numbers are too gorgeous to resist. 

Style Notes: Wrap dresses are unapologetically elegant, so we recommend playing on the elegant vibe with a pair of Victoriana-inspired lace-up boots just like María Bernad's.

Style Notes: Give any shirtdress instant edge by styling them with Western boots. Brittany Bathgate ensures her ensemble stays chic by sticking to a monochromatic colour palette. 

Style Notes: No one can give after-dark pieces a cool spin quite like Lucy, and this slip-dress–and–hiker-boot combination is certainly no exception. Bravo.

Style Notes: We often find that an unexpected accessory is the making of any great occasion outfit. Why not take a leaf out of Aimee's book and wear your prettiest maxi dress with a pair of directional metallic boots in lieu of court shoes or sexy sandals?

Style Notes: When wearing powdery hues, make like Liv and play to the soft colour palette with white ankle boots. If that seems too stark for your liking, look for ecru shades or beige tones.

Style Notes: Avid readers of Who What Wear UK will know that we're big fans of print clashing, and that extends to the dress-and–ankle-boot interpretations of the trend. Pair check or snake motifs with a printed dress in a similar vein.