Here's a hot take for you: Ankle boots are one of—if not the—most versatile styles of footwear out there. More likely than not, you've had at least one classic black pair in your closet at all times, including those pointed-toe ones that go with everything you own (you know exactly which ones I'm talking about).
No matter the season, rain or shine, you know those trusted booties would never fail you. But in the chance that you're looking to up your boot game this year, there are a few key ankle-boot styles for 2020 you should keep in mind.
Whether you're the type of person who likes to wear sleek, polished booties with everything you own or you prefer a more casual option for your everyday affairs, these trends will suit every type of fashion girl. So as you begin to fill your closet with the biggest spring trends of 2020, kick off the new decade in peak style with the most wearable ankle-boot trends that matter for the year ahead.
Take a Hike
The hiking-inspired aesthetic, also known as "gorpcore," has become a full-blown trend, making its way into almost every aspect of the fashion world—boots included. Opt for a pair of tough lace-up hiking-style boots to give your look an unexpected edge.
All Laced Up
Lace-up boots are nothing new, but this year's lot features the detail on every type of silhouette ranging from combat-style boots to sleek, pointed toes. And if you want to take it up a notch, opt for a style that features cool hardware.
The heavy, lug-sole boots of the '90s have made their way back to 2020, and we can't get enough. This It girl–approved trend (which is reminiscent of the grunge movement) will add a unique air of toughness to even the most delicate ensembles.
Make It Rain
If this year's biggest ankle-boot trends have proven anything so far, it's that this year is all about practicality. Case in point? Rain boots. Whether you're facing a torrential downpour, a light sprinkle, or clear blue skies, these boots will look as good with a floral midi skirt as they will with a pair of jeans.
Square-toe sandals made a surprising return to the fashion world, eventually becoming one of the top trends among the style-obsessed. Now, square toes are coming for ankle boots. Swap out your classic pointed-toe booties for this new silhouette to give yourself a look any It girl would love.
We can't get enough of kitten heels, and apparently, neither can the rest of the industry. For a more comfortable alternative to your standard heeled ankle boots that look just as polished, these low-heeled booties are just what you need.