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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

How to style low-heeled ankle boots
How to style low-heeled ankle boots
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Championed early on by hipster darlings the ankle boot, inspired by the Chelsea of the 60s, has taken on new life. This style, with its low profile and modest, chunky heel has popped up everywhere on fashionable feet lately, likely because they are so wearable.

Spotted in your favorite purveyors of fast fashion in Huntsville over the past few months, the low ankle boot is actually quite easy to work into your wardrobe. It needn’t replace your tall boots, but it’s just as easy to wear, offers a nice update to your everyday looks and takes you to an afternoon at the Huntsville Museum of Art or dinner with the girls at Brix. If you’ve purchased a pair on a whim and aren’t quite sure how they’ll work in your wardrobe, or want to take them in a fresh direction, flip through the list above for styling tips.

The best thing about this style of boot is almost contrary to fashion. You can wear them for a full day and they give you just the lift you need while saving your ankles and feet.

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How to style low-heeled ankle boots
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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

Ankle booties come in a variety of styles and heel heights The important thing to consider in these updated styles is that the heel is chunky and lower and that the boot is single-soled without a platform.

Clockwise from top left: Nine West Women's Sosie Ankle Boot, Amazon.com; DV BY DOLCE VITA JOUST ZIPPERED ANKLE BOOTIE madisonlosangeles.com; ASOS AGGIE Suede Pull On Casual Heel Ankle Boots; ASOS ABBA Western Ankle Boots; HALLE ANKLE BOOT BLACK LEATHER DOLCE VITA jildorshoes.com

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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

If you’re new to the idea of skinny pants, this styling may be a bit out of your comfort zone, but a low profile boot pairs ideally with your favorite slim, ankle fitted denim. Simply style the rest of your items the same way you would with your favorite riding or biker boots.

How to style low-heeled ankle boots
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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

For a bolder look, try a pair with skinny cropped pants. Be sure to allow a few inches of ankle to peek out for the most flattering effect. The skinnier the pant the better in this case, and remember to watch your proportions. The nice thing about these boots is that the low heel offsets the cropped pant, but this is not one to try if your ankles are not your favorite asset.

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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

Bare legs are sweet way to wear the bootie on warmer days. Add a sock if you like. Remember, a sock will add heft to the lower leg, so if you’re ankles aren’t your favorite feature, opt for a thigh or knee high sock or tights. It’s a bit bolder way to rock the boots and it gives a fun spin to dresses and tunics.

How to style low-heeled ankle boots
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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

Try them with tights. Again, you are styling the look the same as you style your classic boots. Pair this look with similar colored tights to create a long lean look and slenderize the lower leg. If you’ve very slim ankles the addition of a slouchy sock in a contrasting color is a nice touch to keep your ankles from swimming in the bootie.

How to style low-heeled ankle boots
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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

Try them with ultra feminine pieces like a fit and flare dress or a full skirt. They create a lovely juxtaposition and bring a downtown feel to sweet silhouettes. Again, you're working with bare legs, so choose the styling option that is right for you. Socks will add girth to skinny ankles and a low, V-front boot is the most slimming option for every leg.

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How to style low-heeled ankle boots

Finally, try them with your summer shorts. More versatile than taller boots, the ankle bootie looks lovely with a pair of shorts and takes your ensemble in a totally different direction from oxfords or strappy sandals. Their breezy silhouette is ready to transition your favorite pieces into the warmer weather that lies ahead.

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