A quality pair, or two, of boots are our year-round wardrobe staples. We have our shearling ankle boots with skinny jeans for winter, but for the warmer months, we turn to a classic white bootie—or perhaps a more colorful option—to wear with our flirty summer dresses. Some shoes, however, like the timeless combat boot, are season-less and work with any outfit. So, for spring/summer 2020 we encourage you to bring out all your favorite boots and add them to your sandal/sneaker rotation. If you need ideas on how to wear them, from patent leather to the platform to even waterproof styles, we have that covered too. (If you're obsessed with black ankle boots and need ideas for outfits around those specifically, we got those as well.) Ahead, we rounded up a few of our favorite street style (and celeb) ensembles featuring the tried-and-true dress with boot combination. Consider this your summer look to master.
Platform boots were all over the fall/winter 2020 runways. They give you that added height to any outfit, but still support and cushion the soles of your feet. Take inspo from Alyssa Coscarelli and style your chunky footwear with a romantic corset dress.
These platform boots are the perfect affordable and easy-to-style introduction to the trend. The shoe is also giving us major Bratz doll vibes.
On our wishlist is to own something from Brock Collection, like this bustier minidress.
Large buckles always add an elegant touch to any look (just think back to the classic Manolo Blahniks). Try pairing a chic buckle boot with a sequin dress for your not-so-serious going-out look.
These buckle boots give me 17th century vibes with a contemporary feel for 2020. They'll go with everything from dresses to jeans.
A sequin minidress fit for a night out with the girls. You can easily make this daytime appropriate with a pair of minimalist white kitten heel sandals.
In the winter, we wear our favorite black boots to death. In the summer, we have the white boot. This shoe looks best when paired with a brightly colored dress because the outfit truly screams summer. Plus, this effortless outfit requires little time to throw together.
The most interesting part about this ankle boot is the heel. This will be your go-to footwear for the season.
Raise your hand if, when you don't know what to wear, you just throw on a maxi dress. This one with a cutout in the middle is our pick for easy dressing.
Knee-high lace boots might take a while to slip on, but the end result is definitely worth it. To get street style star Reese Blutstein's look, rock your lace-up shoes with a knee-length dress and an oversize beige trench coat.
Swap your classic ankle combat boots for this one with a higher shaft.
Complete your Reese Blutstein-inspired ensemble with a puff-sleeve dress.
Kendall Jenner's patent leather boots look fresh and unexpected when paired with a breezy silk minidress. Keep your outfit to only one color: our pick would obviously be black too.
These 3.25-inch heel boots will give you a boost in height to make your legs look miles long.
A cowl neck LBD that will never go out of style.
There's nothing like a pair of chunky black boots to add some edge to a floral minidress. Leather jacket and amazing genetics: optional.
If you're shopping for your first pair of combat boots ever, you need some Dr. Martens in your life. If not, you still need some Dr. Martens.
A pair of combat boots will easily turn this sweet and feminine look into a cool-girl ensemble for summer.
Water-resistant boots aren't only for fall/winter weather. For sudden rain storms in the spring and summer (how does the saying go...April showers bring May flowers?), be prepared with a sleek and dark-colored rain boot that will match your more summery frocks.
For those unexpected rain showers in the summer, simply slip into these Hunter boots.
The boots will work well with this high-neck long-sleeve minidress.
Silver boots are the fun, do-anything friend you wish you had. Pair them with a denim outfit like Olivia Culpo did for a night out with your girls.
If you are looking to make a statement, try these glitter boots for next outing (hopefully it soon). You will get plenty of compliments.
Make a bold style statement in this structured shoulder denim dress.
Cowboy boots add that unexpected western vibe to a dress for summer, especially when everyone else is in sandals or sneakers.
The upgraded cowboy boot you need in your closet. It's worth investing in a pair like this to wear all year long.
This shirtdress has a flowing silhouette if you prefer clothes that aren't as formfitting. You can wear it with cowboy boots or leave it unbuttoned and styled with denim shorts and a ribbed tank.
Bored of your classic LBD look? Wear your favorite black dress with a pair of super sexy thigh-high boots. Less (skin) is more this summer. Plus, your legs will stay warm if the temperature suddenly dips.
Is it just us or do all celebs and models own a pair of these? Try an over-the-knee boot to make you feel like a star.
The perfect LBD for the days when you just want to throw on anything and still look good.