Ankle boots are a truly fantastic style of footwear. There are affordable ankle boots to suit every taste and foot type that you can imagine, and yet strangely there are also some who struggle to find ways to wear their ankle boots in a pleasing and stylish way. Does this sound like you? Are you someone with a great collection of ankle boots but no ideas on what to wear them with?
Hopefully our list of tips below will help you find your groove with your ankle boots.
Casual Look – Pair Ankle Boots with Jeans
If you’re going for an easygoing casual look, then virtually any pair of your jeans will complement ankle boots very well. Straight-leg jeans will sit nicely atop the boot if you pair the style and size of the jeans and boots correctly, allowing others to see your excellent taste in footwear.
If you wear other styles of jeans, such as skinny jeans, then try out some different combinations of these jeans with your ankle boots to see which look the most natural together in terms of colour and fit. If the leg doesn’t rest at the top of the boot, it can look a little awkward.
Outgoing Look – Pair Bold Colours and Unique Boots
If you have ankle boots with a more quirky design such as added zippers, a blocky heel, bold vivid colours, or a very distinct pattern like snakeskin or leopard print, then you should pair them with clothing of equally bold claim. For example, if you have a chunky heel made in bright and vivid colour, then match that radiance with an equally vivid dress or skirt.
For patterns we mentioned like leopard print, colours that will both highlight and complement the pattern such as plain black jeans or perhaps a skirt/dress in black. It may sound muted, but black will actually pair beautifully with print, creating a more integrated look that really makes a statement.
Flowing, Summer Style – High-Heeled Ankle Boots and Dresses
If you’re looking for something to wear with a more elegant high-heeled ankle boot, then consider a flowing summer dress. The heel on the boots is going to raise you up by a few inches, so a longer dress with a flowing skirt will glide gracefully behind you as you walk. You can always shorten that skirt if you’re trying to show off your new tan, but high heels are a great opportunity to wear longer, more loose-fitting items without worrying about them catching or dragging.
Timeless Classic for the Office – Flat or Low-Heel Boots with Business Wear
You spot a gorgeous pair of leather closed-toe ankle boots that you think would be perfect for work. They may be flat, which is important when you’re walking around in them all day, of course, but they may also include a small heel if that’s part of your usual work attire to boost confidence or to add a bit of grace to the ensemble.
Pair these boots with a nice work blazer, blouse and slacks, or go for a dark office-friendly close-fitting skirt that feels more shaping and graceful. If you do opt for slacks or other business-style pants, be sure not to make them so long that they cover up the boots.
Outdoors Casual – Flat Boots, Jeans, Biker Jacket
Finally, if you’re planning on being outdoors for a long time and think it might get cold, then put together a boot-friendly outfit for just that occasion. Start by pairing some flat or low-heel ankle boots with some comfortable jeans, with a turtleneck on the top half with a biker jacket or other leather jacket for added warmth. It’ll make an autumn day sipping wine outdoors all the more comfortable.