The One Ankle Boot Style You Should Stop Wearing in 2017

Welcome to our Ask an Editor series, where each month, I’ll answer a question submitted by our lovely readers. How does it work, you ask? At the end of this story, submit your style- or fashion-related questions, and I’ll pick the top submission to solve next month. (And maybe even give you a shout-out!)

After receiving several submissions regarding shoe trends, ways to style boots this spring, and more shoe-related questions, for this month’s feature I decided to zoom in on a single topic and share the one ankle boot style to ditch. Shout-out to everyone who sent in questions regarding ankle boots—this one’s for you. 

Scroll down for this month’s answer, and be sure to leave your style question for me at the end. 

What's the one ankle boot style that's out this season? 

Thanks for your submission, Melissa! Ankle boots are without a doubt a wardrobe staple, and since styles change from season to season, I can understand the urge to want to “ditch” a dated style and swap in a pair that feels a bit fresher. If you’re clearing out your ankle boot selection this season, I recommend donating any low, slouchy styles with a wedge heel. We’re seeing more and more designers opt for sleek silhouettes with a pointed toe or interesting heel rather than loose, non-polished boots. Luckily, you can score a pair at any price range, and to make it easy for you, I’ve shopped my top picks below. 

Shop my favorite ankle boots below! 

Patent leather is having a huge street style moment right now. 

Zara never fails when it comes to cool boots. 

The buckle and studded details add a sleek touch. 

These look way more expensive than $80. 

These are sure to update your next denim look. 

Doesn't get much chicer than white ankle boots. 

Rag & Bone is known for sturdy and stylish ankle boot options. 

Dorateymur is a fashion-girl favorite for eye-catching shoes. 

Gigi Hadid is a fan of these super-sleek boots. 

It's all in the details for these suede Sam Edelman boots. 

Patent leather + pointed-toe = the perfect ankle boot. 

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