Most girls reach for high heels—the universal go-to shoe—when they’re dressing for an evening out. But today, we’re challenging this favoured style by showing you how a pair of ankle boots, which can help create height while remaining a tad more comfortable, work just as well for a going-out ensemble. Intrigued? Click to see how you can incorporate the fall boot into your next night-on-the-town look.
Why it works: Take a cue from Candice Swanepoel and dress down an alluring dress with a pair of suede ankle boots.
Why it works: Copy Alexa Chung’s trick by adding a tough element to a fanciful frock with tall ankle boots.
Why it works: Try Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage’s look by grounding a loose, breezy dress with edgy, open-toe shoes.
Why it works: Chiara Ferragni’s lace-up combat boots act as the perfect foil for her strapless dress.
Why it works: Gigi Hadid styles pointed-toe ankle boots with a ladylike dress for a cool contrast.
Love the look? Scroll through to shop our favourite ankle boot and dress combinations!
Kurt Geiger London Jacob Chelsea Heeled Booties ($350) in Brown
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River Island Patent Chunk Biker Lace Up Boots ($120) in Dark Red
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Maison Martin Margiela Snakeskin Curved Heel Ankle Boots ($1060)
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Suede-Trimmed Leather Chelsea Boots ($400)
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Do you ever wear ankle boots for a night out? Let us know in the comments below.