A pair of sleek black boots will always be a classic, as will a pair of crisp white ones, but there's just something about the latter style that feels particularly fresh. Black boots tend to look a bit harsh, especially when paired with lighter colors on top—think light-wash jeans, white trousers, etc.—whereas white ankle boots offer up a softer, airier way to ground an outfit. It's no surprise then that many street stylers choose to stomp around New York City for the first leg of fashion month sporting crisp white booties—and although it was a rainy couple of days, the vivid white footwear offered up a much-needed dose of brightness.
Inspired by these fashion girls, we went on a search to find the best, most affordable white ankle boots that you'll want to wear day and night, all season long. From a pair that has subtle nods to the ever-popular Western trend that's been taking over to another style featuring a museum-worthy heel (sculptural heels are all the rage, in case you missed the memo), the below boots were made for walking.
These ones give off cowboy boot vibes.
Sleek and classic—the perfect white boots.
These are, er, dangerous?
Check the heel on this one.
Pair these with oversize jeans.
A pair that teams well with everything.
These block-heel booties can be worn all day—sans foot pain.
Gigi Hadid would definitely wear these.
The perfect pop of white.
The elasticated inserts make it much easier to slip into these shoes.
Adding to our carts now.
Sock boots are a must-have in your shoe closet.
Wear these for some serious height.
This heel was made for a museum.
Team these with a leather jacket.
Check the stiletto heel on this pair.
Try some boots with a pointy toe.
We're getting serious '60s go-go vibes from these patent booties.
Another eye-catching heel.
Comfy and cool.
Zara does it again.
Next up, catch up on all the pieces you should keep (and put away) for fall.