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How to Wear Ankle Boots (You Might Be Doing It Wrong)

Is there anything as effortlessly chic as that hint of ankle peeking out of your best new ankle boots? You slide 'em on. You strut in front of your mirror. You just know you are nailing this fall-fashion thing.

But did you realize that anyone standing remotely close to you can peer down...and see your white ankle socks as plain as day? This is a friendly PSA, dear boot-loving reader:

DON'T settle for any old ankle sock. If it hits higher than the back of your heel, it can be seen from above--especially if it's white or brightly colored.

DO opt for a footie sock that only cups the top of your toes and back of the heel. Nude socks go with brown boots. Black socks go with black boots. Nothing more, nothing less. And if you're in a pinch without footie socks? Always choose a dark, thin sock over anything remotely close to what you'd wear to the gym.

Thank you for your time and attention.

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