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20 Ways to Wear Your New Fall Ankle Boots Right Now

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It’s (almost) that time of year.By Claudia SaideAugust 19, 2017

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PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04: Model Daniela Braga seen in the streets of Paris during Haute Couture on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)Timur Emek

So you finally got that pair of amazing ankle boots for fall in the mail—or maybe you’re too busy enjoying the peak summer weather to bother with a pedicure every other week and need to cover up your toes these last few weeks of the season. (We’ve all been there.) Either way, we’re itching to break out the new autumnal footwear. But guess what? There’s really no reason to not be wearing them right at this moment. As a matter of fact, they might look even better with your summer #OOTDs than your well-worn. Click through to see what we mean—we’ve got 20 perfect ankle-boot outfits that you’re going to want to copy.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Throw on some black booties with a bright and airy floral dress and a badass leather jacket for the ultimate DGAF summer look.

Grab your shiny booties in lieu of your goto kicks the next time you're rocking a super sporty getup. A little bit of...

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Grab your shiny booties in lieu of your go-to kicks the next time you’re rocking a super sporty get-up. A little bit of polish goes a long way.

White boots are trending heavy for fall 2017  but since the hue is so classically associated with preLabor Day dressing...
  • Edward Berthelot3/20How to Wear Ankle Boots in the SummerWhite boots are trending heavy for fall 2017 (see: Dries van Noten, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs), but since the hue is so classically associated with pre-Labor Day dressing, you can easily start to wear yours now. Try those flat lace-ups with that floral number you wore to your cousin’s summer nuptials—they’ll tone down the fanciness, making it easy to wear a dress you’d otherwise likely only have worn once. (Score!)

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Habit might have you reaching for a simple pair of sandals when you’re wearing a classic white T-shirt and floral mini skirt, but try chunky-heeled ankle boots next time.

A flowy yellow dress plus a pair of pointy black booties is transitional dressing at its finest.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

A flowy yellow dress plus a pair of pointy black booties is transitional dressing at its finest.

Spice up your floral workwear with a pair of grungy trickedout combat boots after hours. Sometimes opposites really do...

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Spice up your floral workwear with a pair of grungy, tricked-out combat boots after hours. Sometimes opposites really do attract.

The only thing better than a vintage cropped tee and slouchy jeans is a vintage cropped tee slouchy jeans and Doc...
  • Christian Vierig7/20How to Wear Ankle Boots in the SummerThe only thing better than a vintage cropped tee and slouchy jeans is a vintage cropped tee, slouchy jeans, and Doc Martens. This classic combo has never failed us before.WATCH THISYour Guide to Fall’s Coolest New Heels, Flats, and Boots

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Believe it or not, that long, beachy shirtdress you’ve been living in every summer weekend looks even better when you swap the flip-flops for bright red boots.

Use this as an opportunity to practice your printmixing skills by pairing patterned boots with a floral romper.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Use this as an opportunity to practice your print-mixing skills by pairing patterned boots with a floral romper.

You needn't wait to wear your brocade booties for cooler temps Just mix them in with a bunch of other colorful summery...

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

You needn’t wait to wear your brocade booties for cooler temps: Just mix them in with a bunch of other colorful summery pieces, like a lightweight jacket (or kimono!) and a solid mini dress.

The pinker the shoes the better Punch up your jeansandatee with peppy booties.
  • Christian Vierig11/20How to Wear Ankle Boots in the SummerThe pinker the shoes, the better! Punch up your jeans-and-a-tee with peppy booties.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Pointed-toe boots will take your silky cami from pajamas to date night.

If you're in the mood for a classic leather mini try it with suede booties in place of opentoe heels and complete the...

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

If you’re in the mood for a classic leather mini, try it with suede booties in place of open-toe heels, and complete the look with a light knit and bright bag. Crisp, clean, and cool.

Toughen up a neutral mini dress and white jacket with some black combat boots.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Toughen up a neutral mini dress and white jacket with some black combat boots.

Take your favorite denim cutoffs and bodysuit  into fall by adding a pair of sleek black booties.
  • Timur Emek15/20How to Wear Ankle Boots in the SummerTake your favorite denim cutoffs and bodysuit (i.e., the look of the summer) into fall by adding a pair of sleek black booties.

Christian Vierig16/20

How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

A party dress in the daytime doesn’t feel that challenging with the right footwear—and these heeled boots work like a charm.

Yes your ankle boots even work with athleisure. They truly are doitall shoes.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

Yes, your ankle boots even work with athleisure. They truly are do-it-all shoes.

If the idea of crisp white boots feels too intimidating ease into the trend with a suede version.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

If the idea of crisp white boots feels too intimidating, ease into the trend with a suede version.

Freshen up a blackandwhite wrap dress with glossy laceups. See Some things really are as simple as black and white.
  • Christian Vierig19/20How to Wear Ankle Boots in the SummerFreshen up a black-and-white wrap dress with glossy lace-ups. See? Some things really are as simple as black and white.

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How to Wear Ankle Boots in the Summer

A white lace midi feels less prim and proper when styled with chunky black boots.