These 8 Ankle-Boot Outfits Are So Good You'll Want to Live in Them This Autumn

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We know you're probably making the most of the last few weeks of sandal weather, but now that we're experiencing the first signs of autumn, it's a good time to start thinking about clothes and shoes to wear in the colder weather. And where better to start than ankle boots?

Ankle boots are a trusty accessory that'll easily transition you into autumn. So much so they're usually the first thing we'll start wearing once the temperature drops, with the best styles always selling out early. However, assuming you already own a pair of ankle boots that you love, we've instead focused our efforts on unearthing some excellent ankle-boot outfits to wear them with.

Styling up ankle boots is easier than it sounds. You need to take into account the silhouette and length of your clothing to ensure it doesn't throw off the overall aesthetic of your look. To help you master the art of creating chic ankle-boot outfits, we've rounded up some impressive looks for you to try.

From prolonging the lifespan of a summer dress to navigating the tricky leather-on-leather situation, here are eight ways to style your ankle boots this autumn.

1. LIGHT-WASH DENIM + BRIGHT BAG + BLACK BOOTS

Style Notes: For a '90s take, try wearing light-denim jeans and jumpsuits with a pair of black ankle boots—the contrast feels very of the decade and will look the cool throwback part.

Shop the look:

Lee Union Boilersuit (£128)

Staud Scotty Bag (£270)

Marks and Spencer Leather Block Heel Square Toe Ankle Boots (£65)

2. BLAZER + MINIDRESS + SOCK BOOTS

Style Notes: One of the easiest ways to make your minidresses feel effortless is to sling a blazer over the top and finish with a pair of boots. We always opt for fitted sock styles, as they fit to the natural line of your leg.

Shop the look:

Capsule by Simply Be Blazer (£25)

Zara Short Polka Dot Dress (£30)

Stuart Weitzman Wren Stretch-Suede Sock Boots (£309)

3. BELTED JACKET + FLUID SKIRT + SQUARE-TOE BOOTS

Style Notes: Belted outerwear is fast becoming one of the biggest jacket trends of the season. Paired with a floaty skirt and trusty ankle boots, this is an outfit you'll want to wear on repeat this autumn.

Shop the look:

Bouguessa Monica Belted Leather Jacket (£815)

Vince Hammered Satin Skirt (£290)

& Other Stories Leather Heeled Ankle Boots (£120)

4. SHACKET + ERCU JEANS + HEELED BOOTS

Style Notes: We're sure you'll be pleased to hear that shackets are still going strong for 2021. We love how Hannah has given hers autumnal appeal with on-trend, loose-fit jeans and a pair of heeled ankle boots.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Oversized Shirt Jacket (£175)

Arket Regular Cropped Jeans (£59)

H&M Square-Toe Heeled Boots (£30)

5. JUMPER DRESS + TOP-HANDLE BAG + CHUNKY FLATS

Style Notes: Jumper dresses are synonymous with autumn dressing and, naturally, look their best paired with ankle boots. While they can be dressed up with a heeled style, we love how they look when paired with chunky, track-sole boots.

Shop the look:

Hush Sweatshirt Midi Dress (£69)

Staud Moon Bag (£240)

Dr. Martens 2976 Quad Leather Platform Chelsea Boots (£179)

6. TRENCH COAT + PATTERNED TROUSERS + WESTERN BOOTS

Style Notes: As far as 2021 autumn outfits go, this one is perfection. A trench coat paired with tartan trousers and Western boots? Inspired.

Shop the look:

Weekday Travis Trench Coat (£125)

Banana Republic High-Rise Slim-Leg Tartan Trousers (£80)

Maje Western-Style Ankle Boots in Leather (£379)

7. LEATHER JACKET + SUEDE SKIRT + SUEDE BOOTS

Style Notes: We're often asked if leather textures work together, to which we say yes—as long as you add some suede into the mix to soften things up. Alexa Chung's combination of a leather jacket, suede skirt, and suede boots is a perfect example of what we mean.

Shop the look:

Karen Millen Curve Leather Trench Coat (£378)

Sézane Leandra Skirt (£165)

LK Bennett Adrianna Black Suede Ankle Boots (£195)

8. SHIRT DRESS + JAZZY BAG + PATENT BOOTS

Style Notes: You needn't pack away your summer dresses just yet. Style them with a pair of ankle boots (a patent finish always feels autumnal), and you'll get at least a month's more wear out of them.

Shop the look:

Equipment White Jacquot Cotton Shirt Dress (£340)

See by Chloé Kriss Embellished Bag (£170)

Souliers Martinez Bardenas Patent Leather Ankle Boots (£336)

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