It’s sad to say, but you should probably pack your sandals away in your closet. But don’t despair, now that summer has pretty much wrapped up, it’s officially ankle boot season. The versatile shoes work with everything from pants to dresses and serve as great transition pieces before winter gets here and we’re all stuck in snow boots.
With midi skirts and kick flares being go-tos right now, having a variety of ankle boots and booties to pick from is practically a necessity. We’ve already established that animal prints should be in your repertoire, but you should also pick up a pair of white ankle boots. Cowboy boots, croc-effect, wedge and block heel ankle boots are also safe bets to keep your wardrobe relevant this fall. (Just remember that there’s no universally accepted cutoff point for ankle boots so heights can vary dramatically from bootie all the way up to borderline boot.)
Here’s our one-stop shopping guide to fall’s best ankle boots and booties for women, from fast-fashion steals to the designer dreams that inspired them.