There are plenty of reasons to look forward to fall each year, but when you're a fashion girl, nothing beats shopping for a new pair (or two) of ankle boots. And if you want your pick of the cream of the crop, now is the time to start seeking out your next acquisition.
There are seven styles in particular that we spotted on numerous F/W 17 runways, including the likes of Céline, Isabel Marant, and Tibi, and we'd be remiss not to share them with you before everyone is wearing them in two months' time. (Sorry—summer can't last forever.) If seven major boot trends seems like a lot, we agree. But designers are embracing the popularity of ankle boots more than ever and having fun with their designs. You're probably not going to need all seven, but the great part is that many of the trends out there are being combined into one totally on-trend style (e.g. white kitten-heel sock boots). So without further ado…
Read on to see these ankle boot trends straight from the runway and shop our favorites!
A Who What Wear editor favorite, kitten-heel ankle boots make any outfit look chic and of-the-moment. The Christopher Kane, Tibi, and Céline F/W 17 runways will provide all the proof you need.
While It girls like Kaia Gerber and Hailey Baldwin have been wearing combat boots all summer long, this trend is best suited for when the temperatures finally begin to drop. The runways of Alexander Wang, Dior, Altuzarra, and The Row don't lie—this trend is going to be huge.
Calling all magpies! Fall's most showstopping ankle boot trend is sure to elicit plenty of compliments if you choose to endorse it. For inspiration, look no further than the runways of Isabel Marant, Loewe, and Lacoste.
Some would say that red boots go with nothing so, therefore, they go with everything. We'll gladly use that as a reason to wear this trend every day come fall and let the runways of Tod's, Gucci, and Givenchy provide all the inspiration we need.
It models like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid have been wearing sock boots all summer long. And as proven by the runways of Burberry, Prabal Gurung, Balenciaga, Fendi, and Loewe, many will soon follow suit.
No, white boots aren't exactly groundbreaking at this point, but the trend has reached such a fever pitch that we can't go without mentioning that they're everywhere yet again this season (Tibi, Céline, The Row, and Monse included).
We can't think of anything better to wear with jeans this fall than the Western-inspired boots seen on the runways of Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, and Calvin Klein, to name a few.