No longer just for fall and winter, ankle boots have found their way into spring and summer statement looks, making them a year-round favorite of fashion bloggers, celebrities and chic women everywhere. Whether cozied up with sweaters and jeans or leather leggings in the chilly months or paired with shorts and dresses for an edgy vibe in warm weather, they’re a seasonless fashion staple that’s in demand all year long.

To make the most of your investment, and keep your ankle boots in regular rotation (instead of stowed in the back of your closet!) keep these five tips in mind when shopping for ankle boots that you’ll want to wear every month of the year:

Opt for neutral hues
For maximum versatility, choose a style with a natural, go-with-everything tone. Whether it’s a soft beige, cool grey, warm tan or rich black, you’ll be sure to achieve a look that will transition effortlessly through the seasons.

 

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Say yes to suede
Once reserved solely for autumn and winter wear, suede is now used to elevate ensembles throughout the year. Use a suede bootie to add subtle, feminine texture to anything in your wardrobe, from vibrant prints to monochromatic looks.

 

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Keep it cool with cut-outs
Not only do they add fashionable, cutting-edge flair at any time of the year, but strappy, open ankle boots will help keep you comfortable and cool when spring and summer breezes blow. [SHOW DARNELL and/or DAVAN]

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Mix in some metallic
Leathers and suedes infused with a metallic sheen add texture and dimension that will give your look a festive glow in the winter months while still looking fresh and light for summer. [SHOW LADORA in ANTHRACITE]

 

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Make a statement with iconic hardware
Signature touches like refined buckles, equestrian-inspired ornaments and lock details are classics for a reason. Not only do they never go out of style, they work all year ‘round – and will take you from the office to out on the town with style.  

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