31 Ankle Booties That You'll Never Get Tired Of

by Eliza Florendo

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." I'm pretty sure Elizabeth Barrett Browning was thinking about ankle booties when she wrote this powerful poem. If, in fact, I did count the ways, I'd never stop writing. But the main reason I love them? Their versatility. You can wear them during every single season, and they go with absolutely everything.

You know how people get excited about sandal weather? Like finally, it's warm enough to let our toes roam free in sandals, and we can say goodbye to socks for a solid few months? Well, I kind of feel the exact opposite. Living in a city like New York, garbage, dirt and you know, germs lurk everywhere. I officially stopped wearing sandals for about two months after I accidentally stepped into a puddle in the middle of summer, on a 90 degree day. I quietly whimpered, walked into a coffee shop, and wiped my poor foot. I then solemnly swore to stay away from any open-toed shoe of any kind.

Enter, the ankle bootie. Not only do they look super chic, but they protect your feet from the evils of dirt, pee, poop, and everything else this city wants to throw at you. Want to wear jeans? No problem. A skirt? You got it. A dress? Even better! Booties literally go with everything, and are dressed up enough for practically any occasion, whether you've got a date, or have to run to a meeting.

So while I won't be listing all the reasons I love booties, I will be listing 31 pairs of booties that you'll never get tired of wearing. Consider them your solemates. Get it?

1. The Slit

Jeffrey Campbell Oriley Cutout Ankle Boot, $195, Urban Outfitters

A pair of fun socks make these boots even more amazing.

2. The Low Rider

Sam Edelman Petty Suede Ankle Booties, $140, Nordstrom

A classic suede bootie like this will become your go-to shoe.

3. Clog-Inspired

Swedish Hasbeens Zip It Emy Ankle Boots, $180, Athleta

Obsessed with the little heel on this one — it gives you just a touch of extra height.

4. The Clear Heel

Jeffrey Campbell Truly Ankle Boot, $145, Nordstrom

If you're looking to throw it back to the '90s and add some edge to your outfit, these boots are for you.

5. The Animal Print

Michael Kors Saylor Calf-Hair Ankle Boot, $275, Nieman Marcus

'Cause sometimes, your feet want to boogie, too.

6. The Chelsea

Ronan Patent Ankle Boots, $150, French Connection

A pointed toe plus a Chelsea style make this the ultimate chic ankle bootie.

7. The Combat Heel

Report Signature Poe Black Lug Sole High Heel Boots, $34, Lulus

When it's raining, but you still gotta add some height, these boots are your answer.

8. The Neutral

Michael Kors Pierce Suede Ankle Boots, $93, Net-A-Porter

For a crisp fall day. Or spring. Or winter. Heck, even summer!

9. Red Suede

Grey City West Suede Ankle Boot, $205, Grey City Shoes

How cool are these for the transitioning months between fall and winter?

10. The Chunky High Heel

Hakka Inside Zip Boots, $160, Topshop

Thick heels are way better on your feet than skinny ones, plus they'll still give you some height. Win-win!

11. Blush Pink

Ted Baker Lorcan Nubuck Ankle Boots, $255, Nordstrom

Who doesn't need a little patterned pink in their life?

12. Lace Up

Steve Madden Lauuren Navy Nubuck, $130, Nordstrom

A wooden block heel equals ultimate comfort.

13. For Dress Up

Jigsaw Erica Suede Block Heel Ankle Boots, $170, Nuji

For when you've got a more formal event to attend.

14. '70s Feels

Oasis Premium 70's Suede Ankle Boots, $61, Asos

Flower power to the rescue.

15. Hardware

Dolce Vita Ginnee Bootie, $200, Nordstrom

Hardware is perhaps my favorite thing in an accessory or shoe, and this boot does not disappoint.

16. Patent

Black Point Toe Stretch Side Inserts Ankle Boots, $42, Sheln

Hello, beautiful. These will definitely be a summer staple for me.

17. The Cutout

Hudson London Geneve Black Leather Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots, $184, All Sole

The heel gives you just enough height to avoid the icky streets.

18. Khakhis

Suede High Ankle Boots in Khaki, $50, Yoins

Neutrals really never looked so good.

19. The Low Chunk

Chunky Heeled Combat Boots, $35, Wet Seal

If these don't make you want to go out and kick ass, I don't know what will.

20. Fringe

Truffle Collection Chloe Tassel Western Heeled Ankle Boots, $18, Asos

For Western lovers — these are for you.

21. Peek A Boo

ACE Back Buckle Boots, $140, Topshop

Why not show off a little ankle?

22. Burgundy Beauty

Marc Fisher Leather Stacked Heel Chelsea Boots, $53, QVC

This deep red color is too beautiful to resist.

23. The Front Zip

French Connection Robrey Patent Leather Ankle Boots, $160, Lord & Taylor

Just as easy to put on as it is to take off!

24. Super Low

Dolce Vita How The West Side Was Born Bootie, $130, Dolce Vita

Love the perforated leather on this bootie.

25. Scalloped

Jack Rogers Marianne Suede Ankle Boots, $100, Nordstrom

Why go straight when you can go scallop?

26. Double Buckle

Isabella Buckle Ankle Boot, $89, Urban Outfitters

With a block heel and gorgeous hardware, this is the perfect modern-day bootie.

27. The Mule

Bare Your Seoul Bootie, $45, Trend For Women

When you want to show some skin, but also keep your toes warm.

28. All Suede

Mango Heel Suede Ankle Boot, $130, Mango

How chic do these look with a pleated skirt like this?

29. Clean & Simple

ASOS Reckon Leather Ankle Boots, $58, Asos

These are literally the perfect ankle boots.

30. The Front Dip

Paul Green Delgado Ankle Bootie, $159, Tradesy

A little dip in the front is a lot flirty.

31. The Rain-Proof Suede Bootie

Landa Nellie, $70, Hush Puppies

There are so many reasons to love this comfy bootie, but the fact that you can wear it in the rain makes it a must-have for winter and spring's unexpected showers.

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