A western ankle boot is probably not the first style you would think makes our Top 6 Boots for Fall, but something about them is sweet and super wearable.
And if you are like me and lean toward classic style with a twist, this is a great twist for the season.
Certainly, you can wear these boots like any other ankle boot. They sit under a pair of straight or bootcut jeans perfectly. Then, throw on a sweater, and you’re dressed.
But you know I like to make pieces purposeful, so let’s create two very different looks using this that you can wear yourself or use as inspiration.
How to Wear Western Ankle Boots
Western Booties, $130
Our featured boots are from Dolce Vita. They are the nicest version of the style I have found, made well and in available in a range of neutral colors, but I would go with dark brown or “truffle” suede.
Either will work with a a variety of looks.
With Jeans and a Sweater
A western boot and a fair isle print work so well together.
The sweater above is from Old Navy, and it’s only $25.
We’re showing it in their neutral combo, but the JUST added a warm option and it’s so pretty. Either would be a lovely Thanksgiving week sweater.
For jeans, everyone on TiKTok (I watch so you don’t have to) is raving about the Levi’s 724 Hight Rise Straight Jeans. So I ordered them, and like them very much. I did have to go up a size.
I’m showing them in black but there are lots of washes to choose from and a range of lengths and sizes, including plus.
Depending on what kind of jean you wear, you can do a few things with the boots. Skinny jeans will sit in the boot or just skim the top, a straight or bootcut will sit over them.
For a casual bag, I’m reusing the Quince Vegan Leather Crossbody, at only $40, lots of positive reviews are coming in on this. And because I can’t help myself, our favorite hoops from Amazon. There are a few sizes to choose from, I wear the smallest size, 20mm almost every day.
With a Dress
Next, consider a dress.
It could be a loose-fitting sweater dress – another fantastic option for Thanksgiving, or pair it with a flowy, floral high/low hem maxi dress.
This shirt dress from Banana Republic Factory is a fresh, cool look.
It’s available in a few colors, including a beautiful navy and brown, in regular, tall and petite in XXS -XXL.
Side note: this dress would also look gorgeous with knee high boots. The dress will cover a part of the boot and you get a very chic, Ralph Lauren inspired outfit.
You can wear it as is, or, if you’d like, add a turtleneck underneath. You’ll want something fitted in a thin knit, like this inexpensive option from Old Navy. The color doesn’t have to be a perfect match, just in the same family.
And I know you’re going to ask about your legs. So, let’s talk about it.
I would go bare legged and wear no-show socks in my boots.
You could wear tights, but that gets complicated and messy with the color. The only way I think that would work well is if you wore a black dress, black tights, black boots.
So if you’re concerned about being too cold, stick with pants and don’t try to make this outfit work.
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