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.