The 2017 Way to Wear Ankle Boots

If you think up a list of true wardrobe staples, ankle boots will undoubtedly be somewhere around the top right next to skinny jeans and white T-shirts. While it's true that classic items like these won't necessarily go out of style, the way you wear them will. This fall 2017, fashion girls are thinking up ways to wear their ankle boots that are chicer than ever before.

Ahead we have gathered the coolest new ways to wear your ankle boots in 2017, courtesy of the fresh street style shots captured at fashion week. Get ready for clashing colors, teddy bear coats, and of course, a wide selection of some of the coolest new ankle boots on the market this season.

Go on to discover the 2017 ways to wear ankle boots and to shop our favorite selection.

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Teddy Bear Coat + Button-Down + Sweater + Straight-Leg Jeans + Snakeskin Boots
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Layer a warm, fuzzy coat over your go-to workwear, and finish the look with a funky snakeskin boot. In seconds, you've taken basic office attire and upgraded it to the ensemble of a true fashion girl.

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Black Coat + Trousers + Boots
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Would you describe yourself as afraid of color? There's an outfit for that. Try playing with mild proportions like a knee-length coat, cuffed trousers, and suede ankle-tight boots.

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Boho Dress + White Boots
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Grab your favorite printed boho dress, and modernize it with the touch of stark white block-heel ankle boots. Throw on some simple gold earrings, and you'll have the fall outfit of a lifetime (or at least of the day).

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Patent Coat + Statement Blouse + Tights + Bold Boots
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Combat a boldly colored coat with uniquely colored boots. The unexpected combination will make a statement.

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Midi Dress + Tube Socks + Studded Boots
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Offset an elegant dress with chunky flat ankle boots and sporty tube socks. Of-the-moment sharp sunglasses don't hurt either. 

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Blazer + T-Shirt + Track-Inspired Pants + Statement Boots
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Turn your favorite track-inspired pants into a cool-girl office ensemble by throwing on a pinstripe blazer and some wild stompers. 

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Baseball Cap + Oversize Blazer + Mom Jeans + Sleek Boots
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Yes, you can add elegance to even the most casual of outfits. In this case, we recommend higher heels paired with mom jeans, an oversize blazer, and a baseball cap for good measure. 

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Parka + Frilly Sweater + Pinstripe Pants + Red Boots
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Don't let the dropping temperatures bring you down with them. Instead, get creative with layering your outerwear and playing with color in unexpected places like the lining of your coat and, of course, your ankle boots.

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Floral Top + Vintage Jeans + White Boots
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This outfit is proof that a good top can go a long way. This look mainly consists of jeans and white booties, but thanks to the print and color palette of the blouse, it looks anything but ordinary.

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Color-Block Coat + Plaid Pants + Heritage Boots
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Choose a geometric print mixing theme for a knockout fall outfit. In this case, we love the pairing of heritage-inspired boots to offset the modernized patterns.

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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 


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