I'll be the first to admit it: While I might not always be the most adventurous when it comes to my style—I love to stick to my all-black uniform, with a bit of color sprinkled here and there—I do love a good polarizing fashion piece when I see one. Bucket hats are currently at the top of my must-try list (yes, I haven't yet caved but most certainly will this summer), and I'm this close to trying out Bermuda shorts, a pant style I definitely wore more than a handful of times back in the 2000s and will sport, yet again, in summer 2019. Fashion is cyclical, after all.
So bucket hats, knee-grazing shorts, and last but not least, the below ankle boots with dress outfits might just convince me to toss my black skinnies and tee aside for something a bit more warm-weather friendly. Yep, I've spotted a new frock-and-shoe combo on Instagram as of late, and I'm dying to try it out ASAP. And while sandals may be the official summer shoe, I'm happy to say I'm fairly confident ankle boots are here to stay this season.
Read on to see the ankle-boot outfits that inspired me to step outside of my style comfort zone.