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A pair of comfortable ankle boots is one of the most versatile footwear for women! I remember wearing dark-brown combat boots decorated with metal bullets throughout my first few university years. I still can't forget how cozy and badass-looking they were! Almost a decade later, I've never found anything as good as those booties were.

But enough with fashion nostalgia, as this blog post is dedicated to finding, styling, and rocking a pair of ankle boots for every season. When it is slightly too cold for the barely there strappy sandals or slightly too warm for knee-high leather boots – it’s the ideal time of the year to debut a pair of ankle boots. Wearable and versatile, they are the ultimate pick for a myriad of seasons, outfits, and occasions. Whether you’re looking to breathe a new lease of life into your favorite pair of ankle boots, or looking for a new go-to shoe, here are a few outfit inspirations to help you step out in style.

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  • Romantic Spring

As the mornings become lighter and days become warmer, the spring's vibrant surroundings invite us to switch from darker colors to fresh color palettes. More delicate fabrics and breezy silhouettes paired with light accessories become the staple for the romantic season of spring. Try out a western-inspired ankle boot in rich caramel brown leather, accomplished with intricate stitching and detailing is our dream boot for spring. A sturdy Cuban heel complements a flowing long-sleeve maxi dress in an all-over, ditsy floral print made up of stunning pastel shades.

What styles to choose for the season: wedge ankle boots, high-heeled oxfords, pointed-toe ankle boots.

  • Sunny Summer

Summertime is synonymous with festival season! There’s no better shoe to boogie the night away in than an ankle boot. Equally as comfortable as they are cool, a quality pair of ankle boots will suit any outfit and keep blisters at bay. Even after a full day of dancing and exploring, your legs won't be tired. Lean into iconic festival fashion and choose a colored pair of boots, such as rich teal blue or magenta to dress up a mini dress or tiered skirt. Finish your bohemian-inspired look with a woven wide-brimmed hat and tasseled bag.

What styles to choose for the season: peep-toe clear booties, perforated ankle boots, cowgirl boots.

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  • Gloomy Autumn

As summer begins to fade, we’re holding on to the last of the warm days, pairing our favorite pieces with transitional accessories for as long as possible – and a floor-length skirt with ankle boots is one of the best go-to looks. Make the most of the sunshine early in the season and slip on a long skirt in a flowing fabric and fall color palettes such as earthy browns, deep blues, and vivid teals. As winter approaches, trade the lightweight fabrics for a chunky knit pattern. The cozy fabrics and ankle boot combination give a feminine, flirty finish and balance your outfit.

What styles to choose for the season: block heel booties, soft suede boots, high-heeled platform boots.

close-up of women's legs wearing brown combat boots
Photo: Stephan Seeber

  • Cozy Winter

Whether heading on a cozy winter escape or spending a Sunday afternoon chatting around an open fire, a leather ankle boot is an ideal companion for any occasion. Slip-on denim or leather pants in a deep blue, black, or oaky brown color. Add a warm turtle neck knit jumper that crops at your waist, and sling your everyday leather handbag over your shoulder. Keep things neutral with black or brown leather ankle boots, featuring a rounded toe and block heel. Wear one statement color, or brighten dull days with textures.

What styles to choose for the season: ankle knitted boots, classic combat boots.

Let's summarize...

If there’s one pair of shoes to add to your wardrobe that will undoubtedly see you through spring, summer, autumn, and winter and pair effortlessly with almost any outfit, for almost any occasion it’s a pair of soft leather ankle boots. It is an old classic that will never disappoint you and can be styled in so many beautiful ways! 

For a casual chic look, pair your ankle boots with skinny jeans or leggings, and add a loose-fitting sweater. If you need an office-appropriate look, wear ankle boots in a neutral color like black or brown with well-tailored trousers or a pencil skirt. And if you love alt fashion you can style them with black skinny jeans or leather pants.

Lots of love,