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. 

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