Style Guide: How to Wear Ankle Boots

It’s not hard to work out why we love ankle boots so much— they’re comfortable and practical, yet easy to dress-up when you need to. They’re the true all-rounder that can take you anywhere from the office or grocery store, to a BBQ, festival or the dance floor.

If you’re not sure how to wear ankle boots, we’ve got some great tips to help you style them perfectly. They’ll be your favourite go-to before you know it!

How to wear ankle boots with any outfit

We’ve pulled together this helpful style inspo that’s easy to replicate and sure to get heads turning so your ankle boot ensembles will always be on point.

  • The cropped look: Make your ankle boots stand out by teaming them with some cropped trousers or culottes, or by simply rolling up the bottoms of your favourite mum-jeans. Flashing a couple of centimetres of skin between the top of the boot and your pants will also break up your outfit and add interest.
  • Create a focal point - Make your ankle boots stand front and centre by keeping your outfit really simple, sticking to a very basic colour palette of only one or two colours to allow your ankle boots to add the detail.
  • Wear them like a boss: Pair some heeled ankle boots with a commanding power suit or some tailored trousers, a white shirt and longline blazer to channel a boss-like vibe.
  • Grunge it up – Sport a military-style chunky-sole or a leather-look stacked heel with ripped denim jeans and a vintage tee for a no-fuss uber-cool look, or go all out with some bold patterned flares and an oversized faux-fur jacket.
  • Go all matchy-matchy: If you’re feeling brave, go for a head-to-toe monochrome colour palette to project a dramatic, modern aesthetic.
  • Reach new heights: Pair some heeled ankle boots with high-rise skinny jeans or leather-look leggings to elongate the legs and trick the eye into believing you’re much taller than you really are.
  • Be bold with colour: Add a big punch to an otherwise ho-hum outfit by opting for some ankle boots in a bold, bright colour that’s impossible to ignore!
  • Chic and sassy: If you’re heading out on the town, dress up some tall ankle boots with an attention-grabbing jumpsuit or leather mini skirt and silk blouse.
  • ‘Dress’ them up: Ankle boots work perfectly with a mini dress, slip or skirt and a leather or denim jacket to create a fun and flirty look, or if you’re feeling a bit boho, pair them with a flowing midi or full-length dress and boater hat or statement earrings.  
  • Sweat it out: While it may not be for everyone, you can even team ankle boots with a cool tracksuit—think high-heeled boots, a cropped sweat top, track pants which tailor in at the ankle, sleek hair and bold make-up.

Every style covered

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