The old saying goes, you should invest in your shoes and your mattress because you’re usually in one or the other. We at Shoeaholics are inclined to agree. One of the best styles you can purchase that can take you throughout the year is booties and ankle boots.
They work well in the summer with dresses, give a western appeal with jean shorts, and effortlessly elevate all your winter looks. Boots and ankle boots add height and sophistication while being super comfortable to wear, a total win-win. Take a look at the top three ways you can how to style booties this season.
1. Crop your pant leg or aim for ankle denim styles.
This season, ankle boots with straight-leg jeans have replaced the skinny style. Both cropped and straight-leg denim allows you to show off the top of your boot without having to tuck in anything. The result is a chic casual look that is easily transitional. If you are taller, aim for ankle-cut straight-leg jeans. This will ensure that the bottom of your pant and top of your ankle boot don’t overlap and instead create a seamless silhouette.
Our recommendation- Daniela Shevel Milani boots
The Milani boot is the perfect companion to dress up cropped denim. It has a square toe and a 3-inch heel that exudes a modern editorial style. The Milani shoe is also designed to elongate the leg and slim the foot. It’s created from smooth leather that will mold your size, making them extra comfortable. We also love Daniela Shevel’s Cleo boot or a more eclectic approach.
2. Wear with a dress and tights
Want to look that you spent extra time on your outfit? Wear a dress, tights, and a pair of ankle boots. It is the perfect ensemble to take you from a day at the office to a night on the town. It is also a great travel look that is appropriate for many different venues and occasions. Try a bohemian dress in darker tones with sheer black tights and neutral-colored boots for an updated take on this formula.
Our recommendation- Nisolo Dari Commuter boot
The Dari bootie is the perfect partner for skirts and flowy dress pants. They come in a wide array of neutral colors so that you can pick the best tone that works for you. The Dari boot is complete with a waterproof leather upper and a comfortable 2.5 in heel height. There is no need to change out of these guys; this minimal boot will keep you dancing all night long.
3. White boots after Labor Day
We like to think that fashion has no rules and one of our favorites to ignore is “No white after Labor Day.” In the past decade, white has secured its place in the boot world and is offered year-round by prominent fashion designers. They’re exceptionally versatile; pair a white boot with a patterned top and jeans, a casual shift dress and sweater, or leather leggings.
Our recommendation- Axel zip-up boot by Rag & Bone
We love the Axel zip-up boot by Rag & Bone for the ideal city ankle boot. If that isn’t your style consider looking for white boots at Nordstroms, they have over 400 white boots in stock in a variety of styles. Whether you’re looking for an edgy combat style like this one from Dr. Martin or a sexy pointed toe like the Ulani by Marc Fisher, you’ll be able to secure a fashionable choice.