And Now, the Foolproof Way to Wear Ankle Boots to Work

When you think of the word “necessity,” it can often apply to things such as food, water, and shelter. Of course, it can also refer to items in your wardrobe such as everyday basics. You know the ones, those simple and timeless pieces in your closet that always form a solid foundation to an outfit. Well, it’s no secret that classic booties, an effortless option for nearly any occasion, are one such staple.  And if you’re looking for fresh, cool ideas on how to wear ankle boots to work, you’re in luck: The number of ways to style them is virtually infinite.

Ankle boots, much like pointy-toe pumps or strappy sandals, have a way of going seamlessly with anything you wear, which means they’re essentially a classic. Sure, they’ll always go well with a pair of vintage-inspired jeans and a classic white T-shirt, but if you’re looking for ways to polish them up for the office, we’ve gathered 12 stylish outfits to keep at the forefront of your ideas. Scroll down to see them all below.

Style Tip: Lace-up ankle boots will give an extra finesse to your outfits.

You'll want to wear these all year long.

Style Tip: For a more casual option, opt for a lightweight and form-fitting turtleneck and looser jeans.

Style this over a bandeau top for a night out or under a chic camisole.

Style Tip: Flares always carry a touch of polish, especially when worn with heeled ankle boots.

Flare jeans feel so much more elevated than a straight-leg pair.

Style Tip: Create an interesting juxtaposition of aesthetics by wearing edgy leather ankle boots with a romantic floral dress.

LoveShackFancy sure knows how to make beautiful dresses.

ATP Atelier's boot has a tall enough heel that feels dressy without being uncomfortable.

Style Tip: A pastel cardigan will soften a tougher-looking ensemble.

You can wear this buttoned up as a top or open over a dress or tank top.

Made with soft leather, these have a subtle western appeal to them.

Style Tip: Take on a '60s-inspired vibe and wear white ankle boots with a chic minidress.

Leave it to Tibi to make sleek, classic ankle boots.

Style Tip: Let your ankle boots be the staple that pulls together an eye-catching hero piece, like a sheer trench coat.

A sheer coat feels so unexpected for the office.

Swap out your standard black booties for these gray suede ones for a different look.

Style Tip: Classic ankle boots will go seamlessly with a statement-making printed dress.

You can count on Rixo to have some of the best printed dresses on the market.

Style Tip: If you want to show off your boots, opt for cropped pants that hit at the ankle.

Wear these with a ringer tee and a pair of sleek sneakers.

Snake-print boots add a touch of texture to any ensemble.

Style Tip: A blazer with sleek trousers or dark-wash jeans will always go with your ankle boots.

Jacquard material always feels so lush and cool.

You'll be able to walk miles in these boots.

Style Tip: Nothing will compliment a boilersuit quite like simple ankle boots.

Leave it to Orseund Iris to make an Instagram-worthy jumpsuit.

These boots will get more comfortable as you wear them.

Style Tip: For an elongating look, wear a pair of tailored shorts with heeled booties.

Tailored shorts with a pretty blouse are perfect for the office.

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