18 Pairs of Ankle Boots That Pair Flawlessly With All Your Summer Staples

best summer ankle boots



Ankle boots are, without a doubt, a closet staple, but when the weather is warmer and hemlines are shorter, is it really still acceptable to keep wearing them? The answer is, undoubtedly, yes—with a few guidelines, of course. While the fashion set has frequently been favoring Western-style boots this summer, not everyone is as open to the idea of wearing thick leather on their feet while the asphalt is a solid 90-plus degrees. 

Our suggestion when it comes to finding ankle boots that are perfect year-round is to choose styles that are neutral in color and have heels that aren't too high. Think chunky soles and low block heels. Boots that fall within those categories allow you to keep wearing your summer styles well into the winter, thus ensuring that you're getting the most out of your purchases. We've rounded up ankle boots that are everything you're looking for below, complete with outfit inspiration to get your wheels turning.

summer ankle boots



Western boots are a perennial fashion piece, but they're especially having a moment this summer.

Something about suede boots just feels right for summer. I'd style these with a delicate floral dress.

Choose your fighter: neutrals edition.

ankle boots for summer



Because chunky Chelsea boots are still trending hard.

summer ankle boot outfits



I had to do a double take, too, but these are, in fact, Bottega Veneta boots at 60% off. Run—don't walk.

I just added these to my closet and have been wearing them with airy minidresses for the summer.

best summer ankle boots



Boots don't get any more wearable than these.

If we're talking Western boots, Isabel Marant's suede styles are the ultimate goal.

best ankle boots for the summer



Combat boots are seasonless, if you ask us.

I own these and, quite frankly, stand behind the fact that they're wearable 365 days a year.

Tackling summer storms has never looked cooler.

ankle boots in the summer



A sleek pair of black ankle boots like this will quickly become a wardrobe staple.

I've never seen square-toe boots I didn't love.

White boots feel especially right for the summertime.

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