At first, we thought they were a passing fad. Like fro-yo or Ryan Lochte. But after several seasons of monopolizing the footwear department, ankle boots have proven their staying power. In search of new ways to wear them this fall, we turned to our favorite street style stars for inspiration.
8 Fresh Ways to Wear Ankle Boots
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White denim, frilly frocks, Bermuda skirts, midi skirts. The combinations are practically endless. Click through our slideshow of easy-to-replicate looks. Note: Do try these at home.
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Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage
Now this is how you wear white after Labor Day. Note how the hem of her white jeans hits right above her Charlotte Olympia ankle boots? The result is a slick, tailored look we love.
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Margarita on Caroline’s World
The Zara shoe’s chunky heel and Western cut help anchor an otherwise flowing and feminine ensemble.
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Silvia on Street Peeper
Balance a flirty ensemble like this cropped Sonic Youth t-shirt and pencil skirt with a directional oversized jacket and (le sigh) sold out Maison Martin Margiela Split Toe Tabi Boots for a look that exudes casual cool.
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Andy Torres of StyleScrapbook
A substantial shoe—Zara again, in this case—subverts the inherent sexiness of short Sandro shorts. Daisy Duke, this is not.
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Elsa Ekman on Caroline’s Mode
We’ve never met a fringe detail we didn’t love and these Gina Tricot suede boots are no exception. They soften up this sporty Nowhere dress/Mango sweater combo and give it a boho twist.