While the stiletto waits for its post-COVID revival, ankle boots have seen us through 2020. The lug-sole boot, made most popular by brands like Bottega Veneta, Prada and The Row, is the perfect socially distanced shoe purchase. Both casual and luxe, the ankle boot can be dressed up for a date night or can be your go-to for walking the dog. Not to mention: Ankle boots, no matter the variation, will continue to be an essential wardrobe piece once restrictions lift. Here, we showcase 18 new options along with 18 ways to style them. You can pair a flat version with cropped jeans and cardigan for a daytime look, or a heeled style with leather pants for something a little more sultry. (You can also check out our guide to dresses-with-boots outfits if you're feeling that look.) No matter how many options you have in your closet, a black ankle boot is an investment you can feel good about.
Style a lug-sole pair with a cropped, wide-leg jean and a luxe coat.
This sock style from Vince provides an added level of comfort.
Style with an oversized blazer.
This heavy-tred pair will add a cool element to any outfit.
Add a button-down under a low-cut dress and pair with heeled boots.
Perfect for a night out or for the office, this two-tone leather and suede pair is unbelievably chic.
Style with an oversized jumpsuit.
Take a cue from Winnie Harlow and pair this heavy lace-up boot with a jumpsuit for a casual look.
Throw a coat on and go!
A Chelsea boot with a twist!
Add to an oversized sweater dress.
Pair with black tapered jeans for a distinct silhouette.
Wear with a fitted tank, leather pants, and a blazer.
This stretch pair from Miista goes great with a mini dress.
Add a bright jacket to a printed skirt for a full-on colorful look.
The oversized open-flare on these pants will highlight any shoe you pick.
The block heel on this pair from Loeffler Randall adds a touch of comfort to this everyday boot.
Style with a fur coat.
Add a heeled boot to tight leather pants.
These boots will give your look a subtle Western touch.
Style a heeled boot with loose denim for a relaxed look.
Pair this kitten heel boot with a black cigarette jean and turtleneck for a sleek look.
Show off some major leg and style with a short dress.
Look no further than this pair from Ghazal Paris for the perfect evening boot.
Pair with a chic coat and you're out the door!
Take your inner dominatrix to the streets in this latex pair from AGL.
Add a jacket to an all-black fitted look and a studded belt.
Stand out in this star-studded pair from Thursday Boots.