How to Wear Ankle Boots: 5 Ways to Style Them Now

Ah, the ankle boot, that perennially stylish wardrobe staple that you return to time and time again whenever the temperature outside starts to drop. As much as we love our timeless ankle-hugging friends, it can be challenging to come up with fresh ways to style them. We got you.

To that end, we’ve scoured the street style world far and wide to drudge up some ladies who gave the staples new and exciting spins.

Scroll down to see the fresh ways to wear ankle boots and shop the look now!

Ankle Boots + Midi Dress

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Style Notes: Natty ankle boots have the power to chill down a chi-chi midi dress. Go for relaxed styles, like cowboy boots or bikers, to add a touch of androgyny to flirty frocks. Avoid wearing tights (unless it's snowing or bitterly cold) because they'll look too wintry right now. It bag and cropped denim jacket optional but preferable.

Ankle Boots + Customised Jeans

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Style Notes: Futureproof your jeans and boots combos by wearing with cut-off denim threads to show off your statement footwear. It's absolutely okay to go for a loud pair of ankle boots and have them be the focal point of the look.

Ankle Boots + Bohemian Maxi Dress

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Style Notes: Yes, you can go long and wear cropped boots; it's the ultimate in bohemian cool. The secret is to go bold or go home. Stripes, flowers and punk flourishes are best clashed with a devil-may-care attitude.

Ankle Boots + Natty Jumpsuit

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Style Notes: A jumpsuit and ankle boots are best worn in the same colour palate to avoid breaking up the look—black being the easiest shade to wear head to toe without looking like you're going down a mine shaft.

Ankle Boots + Rock Miniskirt

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Style Notes: To ace card a micro mini–and–ankle boots combo, go for fitted sock-boot styles that elongate the form of your legs.

Ankle Boots + Revved-Up Separates

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Style Notes: The flip side of wearing your boots as the centrepiece of fun in a basic outfit is to make them the ungirding staple to an otherwise crazy look. Bold print dresses and jackets can be tamed with a classic pair of patent black ankle boots. Word.

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