Ankle boots may be the perfect footwear. You can take them from work to weekend to cocktails with only a few outfit tweaks in between. The key, however, is finding the right pair of ankle boots for your personal aesthetic and your wardrobe. Despite the thousands of choices out there, we can vouch for the fact that the six best ankle boots featured below are perfect for any and every wardrobe. From flattering designs to comfortable fits, you’ll love them whether you choose one pair or all.
1. Rag & Bone Harrow Boot
If you plan to buy one ankle boot, Rag & Bone’s classic Harrow bootie is a true wardrobe investment style. With its angled top and high heel, this boot visually lengthens the leg and looks fabulous with just about any ensemble.
2. Topshop Magnificent Bootie
With a slightly higher rise and formfitting design, Topshop’s sock bootie is perfect when excess space around the ankle will ruin your overall silhouette. Wear this on-trend style with skirts, skinnies and cropped leg pants.
3. Madewell The Billie Boot
With a walkable heel, true ankle-height design and comfortable fit, it’s no wonder this bootie from Madewell has garnered a major following. It’s so wardrobe-friendly in basic black, but don’t rule out a second pair in one of the other rich leather or suede colorways.
4. Sam Edelman Petty Bootie
From skirts and tights to jeans, these low-heeled ankle boots are amazingly versatile. The fact that they come in a wide range of sizes—4 to 13, medium and wide widths—as well as multiple colorways and fabrications just goes to show why many reviewers bought multiples.
5. Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Bootie
When you want a little added edge to your look, an ankle boot with a stiletto heel is the way to go. This Vince Camuto style is sleek, sexy and offers just a bit of interest with the pretty asymmetrical collar.
6. Miz Mooz Newport
Menswear-inspired, punk, Euro-chic…classic low-heeled Chelsea boots can practically morph to fit into any wardrobe. This affordable style comes in four colors and fits like a glove.