Now’s the season when women collect their winter staple—boots—and throw them back into the closet, never to be seen again until the next dreaded winter comes along. Although women are most likely nabbing open-toed sandals here-and-there, we’re not ready to let go of the comfort and uber-cool appeal of boots this season. From flat to heeled boots, here are some of the best pairs to wear this season that’ll look just as good under the summer sun.
While booties tend to look manly, this Oscar dela Renta pair is anything but that. Channeling the ladylike sensibility of the Mary Jane, these booties sport an edgier but still feminine spirit that will work seamlessly into any spring outfit.
Spring trends may be chockfull of sheer, lace and slits, but these combat boots from Alexander Wang will be the perfect pair to balance it all out. Pair these tough boots with a soft dress for a winning style contradiction.
Although sky-high heels are often shunned during the summer, the 2-inch heel on these Cobra Society brushed-leather ankle boots is the perfect height to wear—elevated but not too high. Besides that, we like the statement hand-embroidered detail and its country vibe which will look great against a simple shirt-and-shorts ensemble.
Wooden-heeled and textured, See by Chloé’s is a commanding pair to walk in but we love them for that. Downplay the masculine aesthetic of these ankle boots by pairing them with girly denim shorts for a tough downtown chic persona.
The distressed heel coupled with the overall ruggedness of these Isabel Marant ankle boots make for fashionable spring footwear. Wear these with your favorite shorts or tuck your skinny jeans in for an amazing casual look.
Images from Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter