The Best Fall Ankle Boots—Period 

After a long, warm summer, there’s nothing we look forward to more than slipping on our favorite shoes (ankle boots, duh) and pairing them with everything from jeans to dresses to skirts. Next comes piling on the layers, but it’s still too soon for that one. Plus, it’s not really fall without a good great pair of shoes, and with the anticipated season just around the corner (15 days!), we found it to be a fitting time for our roundup. That’s why we searched all our favorite retailers to bring you the best in booties this season. From statement styles in every form—velvet, animal print, embellishments—to simple and sleek pairs in neutral colors that will blend seamlessly into your wardrobe, we’ve got something for everyone. Your only problem might be narrowing down your favorites to just one (or two).

Ready to snag a pair for yourself? Shop our picks below, and then check out how to wear ankle boots with socks. 

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better than velvet ankle boots, Aquazzura went ahead and embossed them. 

Statement boots will make all those all-black outfits instantly more interesting. 

When it comes to matching, animal prints act as neutrals, so you can get so much use out of these boots.

This slightly square toe shape is so forward, making them the perfect simple black pair of boots.

We bet every fashion girl is going to snatch these up for the coming season.

Every girl needs a pair of velvet ankle boots this season.

These boots will work so well under all your jeans.

We love the faded color and unexpected zipper on this Topshop pair.

We bet these will be all over the streets during fashion month.

If you’re looking for black ankle boots that aren’t boring, these are them.

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