The fall 2016 runways brought us an assortment of platforms, ballet flats, mules, and velvet pumps to get excited about when temperatures drop. But our favourite shoe trend to hit runways? Good old ankle booties. Knee-high booties, ankle booties, sock booties, heeled booties – the list goes on! So maybe you're just excited as we are and already went out and got a pair of amazing ankle boots for fall. Or maybe you're too busy enjoying the last days of summer to get a pedicure every other week (we've all been there).
Either way, you no longer need an excuse to be wearing your favourite ankle boots well before autumn hits. As a matter of fact, they look even better than sandals sometimes. So, to assist you in wearing your cool new booties right now, Get The Look is giving you 5 perfect ankle-boot outfits that you're going to want to try while the weather is still hot!
5 WAYS TO WEAR ANKLE BOOTS NOW
Consider trying a pair of booties in white and then wear them with a super-summery printed button-down and a pale knee-length wrap skirt. Then transition them into fall by layering with a cool bomber jacket and throwing on your favourite pair of mom jeans.
SUMMER COLOURS AND PATTERNS
If you aren't quite ready to take your black fall boots out from the closet, opt for a playful summer-y pair of ankle booties in a bright colour or spring pattern. Think florals, pastels, glitter – don't be afraid to try something new!
ADD EDGE TO AN AIRY SUMMER DRESS
Booties and black do not go hand-in-hand. In fact, black ankle or sock boots often look better when paired with a white or light-coloured, airy summer dress because they had a hint of edge to the look. So, take a page out of fashion blogger Shea Marie's book, and pair your cool sock boots with your favourite white maxi dress. For fall? Swap your airy white dress for a cool black one.
OPT FOR AN OPEN TOE
Whether they're open-toe, backless or both, boots that show a little bit of skin leave just as much room for your feet to breathe as any pair of sandals. In the summer wear yours with a romantic floral skirt or loose fitting jeans and a flirty off-the-shoulder blouse. When fall rolls around, simply throw on your favourite pullover and add a cool pair of socks that will show through your booties!
PAIR WITH A PLAIN TEE
Kick a simple, baggy tee and shorts up a few notches with a cool pair of black ankle boots. For extra style points, opt for a pair of heeled black booties to pull your simple outfit together and give it a less casual feel.