How to Wear Your Ankle Boots This Spring: A Visual Guide


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There's a misconception that sometimes makes the rounds this time of year, one that supposes boots are something you should only wear during the colder months of the year. But it's not true! Boots are great staples year-round—it's all in how you style them. You're probably eager to shed all of your winter layers right about now and throw on a trusted spring dress, but ankle boots are a trusty accessory that will easily transition into spring. 

If this winter would ever end, you'd find that your favorite ankle boots can come in quite handy during the warmer months. From pairing them with cute dresses during the day to finishing off your going-out looks, the shoe style is actually very versatile. Keep scrolling to see our visual guide to wearing the staples once it warms up and to shop some of our favorite boots now.


Printed Floral Dress + Ankle Boots
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When spring arrives, wear your trusty black ankle boots with a printed floral dress. Bonus points if it has statement shoulders like the Rotate Birger Christensen dress above. 

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Colorful Sweater + Midi-Skirt + Colorful Ankle Boots
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Here's a prime example of how to pair ankle boots with a colorful sweater and midi skirt. You can either show a hint of skin between your hemline and boots, or you can find a maxi-length skirt that will cover your ankles. 

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Oversized Coat + Leather Top + T-Shirt + Leather Pants + Ankle Boots
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Chocolate brown is the perfect cozy winter color, but just because spring is here doesn’t mean you need to pack away your favorite boots. The easiest way to bring this hue into the new season is by pairing it with layered-on lighter pieces in the same tones. 

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Bucket Hat + Coat + Sweater +Jeans + Ankle Boots
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Rain often comes with the territory for spring, so a lightweight coat and bucket hat are ideal pieces to have on hand. Imitate the Scandi street style set and try a pair of colorful boots while you're at it. 

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Skirt Suit Set + Sweater + Ankle Boots + Shoulder Bag
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You've been waiting all winter to show some leg—now's your chance. Pair ankle boots with a skirt suit for a polished fashion-girl look. 


Tonal Suit + T-Shirt + Sweater + Ankle Boots

Ankle boots don't have to be paired with traditional winter pieces—enter the tonal suit. Styling your ankle boots with an oversized blazer, relaxed trousers, a t-shirt, and a sweater is a surefire way to get more wear out of the staple in a trend-forward way. 

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Sweater and Matching Skirt + Ankle Boots + Structured Handbag + Oversized Belt
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The easiest way to get more wear out of your ankle boots? Style them with a matching sweater set. It's not only a straightforward outfit idea, but it's effortlessly chic. 

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Next: The One Spring Staple Women in NYC, Paris, and London Can't Live Without

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Meghan Blalock
Managing Editor

Hailing from the heart of the South and cutting her teeth on the mean streets of New York, Meghan has six years of experience covering fashion, style, celebrities, culture, and human behavior. A longtime devotee of rap music, tacos, and generally perfect weather, she is excited to put down roots in Los Angeles. Her top three style staples are a good pair of cutoff shorts, virtually any kind of colorful digi-print, and a solid set of shades.