40 Ways to Wear Your Ankle Boots This Fall, Plus the Pairs Worth Shopping For
While you probably own a fair number of ankle boots — or booties, as you might refer to them — it's time to upgrade your closet. This year's fresh trends mean updated silhouettes like cowboy boots, and there are so many outfit ideas that come with just this one shape alone. So imagine the possibilities ahead when we tell you we've gathered looks across the board that are grounded with all types of ankle boots. Some have lucite heels or come in animal print, some are metallic, and some have unexpected buckles, studs, or cutouts. If you do already own a pair you love, after you read on, you'll have countless new ways to wear them. And if all this inspiration brings on the shopping itch, we've rounded up our favorite styles available now.
Roll up the pants of your utility jumpsuit to reveal your functional ankle bootie.
Rock a sock boot style with a satin slip.
Work Western booties with corduroy pants.
Wear Western ankle boots with biker shorts and a big, cozy sweater.
Be bold, and mix snakeskin booties with camouflage print.
Give your look a pop of red with the help of your boots.
Cap off oversize pieces with sleek, white booties.
Make it all about your shoes when you wear a miniskirt, and surprise them all in a mismatched pair.
Elongate your legs by matching the fabric of your ankle boot to your pants.
Let a pair of quirky socks peek out.
Add volume to a plain black dress with booties that have straps or buckles.
An asymmetrical hemline draws attention to your shoes, putting them on full display.
Try a sleek zippered pair with an eccentric coat.
Use them to mix prints, like leopard and checks, and complement the pairing with a leather jacket.
Wear a neutral pair with an orange skirt and blue blazer. Both the boots and your outerwear will help to balance out the tones.
Wear a snakeskin style with two sleek colorways, like brown and green.
Go for a modest, Victorian-inspired look with a pouf-sleeved turtleneck and lace-up booties with pointy toes.
Bring your outfit full circle by matching your booties to your blazer or jacket and breaking it up with denim.
Try an ankle boot that flares out at the top with a free-flowing skirt.
Play with proportions, and wear your booties with a long coat.
Match the color of your booties to the print on your dress.
Pull cropped jeans just over the top of your boot.
Add weight to your outfit in a combat ankle boot with a chunky sole.
Match them to another accessory that accents your look, like a belt.
Mix up your look with a cool, shapely heel.
Wear an artsy, colorblock pair with a beaded bag.
Wear them with trousers that graze the ankle, so most of your boot is still on display.
Finish true blue coordinates with white leather ankle boots.
Show a sliver of skin when you wear cropped kick flares with your booties.
Add embellishment to your outfit in a pair with pearls.
Dare to wear bright white shoes with your Fall coat.
Let a sexy slip of leg peek out from your minidress and long jacket when you're in a shorter bootie.
Use patent leather booties to add texture to a full-on denim look.
Use a pair of netted booties to create an outfit with even more texture.
Wear your favorite designer logo proudly on your shoes, and tuck in your pants to bring extra attention to the monogram.
Let black booties ground out a feminine, pink outfit.
Try a cutout ankle boot with a long sweater dress.
Mix a suede sock boot with a silk dress for a polished, luxe-looking outfit.
Use glitter booties to bring some excitement to black and white.
Work edgy, studded boots with a fringe skirt.