The Only 5 Boot Styles Every Woman Needs in Her Closet

Fashion may be fickle, but when it comes to boots, things are different. No matter what the current trends may be, certain iconic boot styles remain in demand. Sure, the It color or toe shape may change from season to season, but these classics are what we're excited to wear once the right weather comes our way.

So what are those five iconic styles every woman should own? Below, we're breaking it down, highlighting a few of our favorite celebrity trendsetters in the iconic shoes. But that's not all: We've also rounded up a few of our favorite of-the-moment takes on each of the five iconic boot styles. So if you aren't armed with all five just yet, now's the perfect time to pick up the pairs you need.

Read on for a full breakdown.

Ankle Boots

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From thigh-highs to barely-above-the-ankle styles, there’s a huge variety of boot lengths out there. But in our opinion, the ankle boot’s the most essential. Why? They work with everything from skinny jeans to trousers to a chic minidress (as Bella Hadid perfectly illustrates).

Chelsea Boots

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Chelsea boots never go out of style. A little rock 'n' roll but still an easy classic.

Stilettos

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For dressier occasions, stiletto boots are an easy choice. A killer heel instantly makes any outfit feel fancy.

Moto Boots

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On days when flats just won't do, try an edgy biker-inspired boot. It can help balance out a more buttoned-up look and coordinates nicely with skinnies too.

OTK Boots

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Over-the-knee boots may not be the easiest shoes to wear, but they look so good on that they're worth the struggle.