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While the stiletto waits for its post-COVID revival, ankle boots (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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.
Vince Shoes Litton Boot
This sock style from Vince provides an added level of comfort.
Style with an oversized blazer.
Voile Blanche Tweed 10 Calfskin Chelsea Boot Black
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.
Lafayette 148 Suede & Leather Rivoli Asymmetric Bootie
Perfect for a night out or for the office, this two-tone leather and suede pair is unbelievably chic.
Style with an oversized jumpsuit.
Grenson Nanette Colorado Ski Boots
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!
Vagabond Shoemakers Cosmo 2.0 Chelsea Boot
A Chelsea boot with a twist!
Add to an oversized sweater dress.
Zara Low Heeled Lug Sole Ankle Boots
Pair with black tapered jeans for a distinct silhouette.
Wear with a fitted tank, leather pants, and a blazer.
Miista Noelle Leather-Trimmed Stretch-Knit Boots
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.
Opt for a sculpted heel with this pair from Vagabond.
The oversized open-flare on these pants will highlight any shoe you pick.
Loeffler Randall Elise Slim Ankle Bootie With Block Heel
The block heel on this pair from Loeffler Randall adds a touch of comfort to this everyday boot.
Style with a fur coat.
Monki Chunky chelsea boots
Ball on a budget in this pair from Monki.
Add a heeled boot to tight leather pants.
Zadig & Voltaire N'Dricks Glossy Ankle Boots
These boots will give your look a subtle Western touch.
Style a heeled boot with loose denim for a relaxed look.
Everlane The Editor Boot
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.
Ghazal Paris Leyth Boot
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!
AGL Latex ankle boot
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.
Thursday Boots Country Star
Stand out in this star-studded pair from Thursday Boots.
While this Margiela bag needs no styling tips, you can pair it with a floor length coat and metal-toe boots.
The Source Unknown Metal Toe Heeled Ankle Boots, Black
This square, metal-toe boot will go with everything in your closet.
These black Louis Vuitton boots help ground this blue fur coat.
Chelsea Paris Gigi Ankle Boot
Style this handstitched pair from Chelsea Paris with a silk midi skirt and a matching cardigan.
Tie up a dress shirt and pair your boots with a cigarette jean.
Yvonne Kone Simone Boot
This pointed-toe suede boot will take you from day to night.