Ankle boots are without a doubt a closet staple, but when the weather is warmer and hemlines are shorter, are they really still acceptable to keep wearing? The answer is undoubtedly yes—with a few guidelines, of course. While Kendall Jenner has frequently been wearing velvet ankle boots in the summer, not everyone is as open to the idea of wearing a cool-weather fabric on their feet while the asphalt is a solid 90+ 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—maybe you'll even get lucky enough to find a pair with lace inserts (like these Topshop ones) to allow for a little breeze down there. 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.
Ready to snag a pair for yourself? Keep reading to shop our favorite summer ankle boots!
The subtle texture of these cream-colored boots adds instant complexity to your look.
Let your ankles breath in these low booties.
These would look great with denim shorts and bohemian dresses alike.
Denim is season-less, and timeless, just like ankle boots.
The black and camel tones allow these shoes to transcend seasons with ease.
This unique color leaves room for experimentation with outfits of all caliber.
If you're going to wear flat boots, give them some life with a flirty ruffle.
The block heel on these boots is just the right height.
Could these boots be more sleek?
If you're going to wear suede in the summer, this is the way to do it.
We love the little dip on the inside portion of your ankle.
The lace insert allows for some much-needed airflow in these black booties.
Another abstract color that will make the only statement your outfit needs.
Affordable boots with great quality.
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