Ah, ankle boots. The cold-weather shoes we love so much that we’ve devised a number of ways to wear them well into spring. Although we’re currently busy buying into fall’s most controversial shoe trends (we’re looking at you, slouchy midcalf boots), it’s safe to say that ankle boots are an essential style we’ll never stop wearing. And given that this headline grabbed your attention, it’s also safe to assume you have an affinity for the cold-weather staple as well.
Ahead, we’re breaking down the five things you must own if you always wear ankle boots. From tried-and-true skinny jeans to cropped-flare trousers to logo ankle socks, these are the pieces no ankle boot aficionado’s fall wardrobe is complete without. But don’t just take it from us. We’ve also gathered outfit inspo from some of the most stylish women we follow on Instagram to back up our picks. (Think Lucy Williams and Ada Oguntodu.) Keep scrolling to shop them all.
Skinny jeans and ankle boots go together like Pam Beesly and Jim Halpert.
Summer’s hottest pant trend was practically made to be worn with ankle boots.
Layer tights with ankle boots to carry a summer dress into fall.
Ideal for showing off a pair of boots. (Psst: Here’s our guide to this season’s trends.)
Let logo ankle socks peek out from ankle boots for a fashion-forward look.
Up next, five trends not to wear with ankle boots.