Autumn is (almost officially!) here, and while the mornings are unmistakably crisper, it’s not quite boots and sweater weather just yet. Enter ankle boots—the perfect shorter and transitional weather-appropriate cousin of colder-weather kicks that come over the ankles or knees. We’ve found 10 you need in your closet this fall:
Colorblocked Suede Ankle Boots, Marni ($1,120). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700
Navy and brown suede give these boots a classic and versatile look, while gold snakeskin heels add just the right amount of edge.
Mercura Bootie, Christian Louboutin ($1,295). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515
Take flight in these sleek and sophisticated winged booties.
For when you don’t want your rain boots to look anything like rain boots.
Faros Suede Bootie, Vionic ($160). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515
A little bit of fringe goes a long way in amping up your below-the-ankle game. Bonus: These booties are designed with orthotic technology, making them the perfect stylish choice if you’re going to be on your feet all day.