Summer Boots Are Trending. Here Are 10 Ways to Wear Them from Now Till September

You’re well versed in the art of pairing sneakers with dresses, flat sandals with miniskirts and kitten heels with jeans. Now it’s time to tackle the newest footwear trend: summer boots. Yes, your go-to winter favorite is sneaking its way into our warm weather rotation, and we're kind of in love with the whole thing. Here are ten different (and awesome) ways to try the trend. 

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grunge combat boots and a flirty mini
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Grunge Combat Boots And A Flirty Mini

See, opposites really do attract. A super-femme frock and boyish lace-ups balance one another perfectly, especially if you opt for a bright white pair instead of classic black. One piece of advice: Be sure to go for a thinner sole or you might end up looking like you’re rocking winter boots in June.

Get the look: Bardot dress ($119); Dr. Martens boots ($140); Furla boots ($295)

woman wearing a summer dress and metallic boots
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Metallic Booties And A Boho Prairie Dress

It might seem counterintuitive, but mixing a '60s dress with some '70s booties leaves you with one fresh 2019 look.

Get the look: Rhode dress ($255); Rachel Zoe boots ($348)

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Sock Boots, Cropped Trousers And An Easy Tee

Slick, lightweight sock boots are a super-easy way to dress up even the most casual outfit. Think about it...the rest of her outfit is basically pajamas.

Get the look: Madewell T-shirt ($35); Everlane pants ($68); FEED Projects tote ($78); Jimmy Choo boots ($497)

slick white boots
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Off-white Booties And An Oversize Jacket

Sneakers or flats might look too casual. But a pair of almost-white boots instantly elevates a shapeless dress so you can feel breezy and comfortable without sacrificing style.

Get the look: English Factory jacket ($98); Lulus dress ($49); Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn boots ($175)

short hiking boots
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Hiking Boots And A Maxi Skirt

Leave the shorts for actual hiking and opt for a pretty maxi skirt instead (ideally one that hits just above your ankle for a little flash of skin). The flowy, delicate fabric balances out those tough, durable lace-ups.

Get the look: Stradvivarius T-shirt   ($18); Lewit skirt ($269); Kodiak boots ($122)

patterned ankle boots and a white boiler suit
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Patterned Ankle Boots And A White Boiler Suit

This simple utilitarian one-piece makes an excellent backdrop for the most wild, colorful or over-the-top boots in your arsenal. Keep your other accessories to a minimum (and try to stick to solid, neutral hues) to really let your footwear steal the show.

Get the look: Boohoo jumpsuit ($25); Mia boots ($50)

bright chelsea boots and a moody floral frock
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Bright Chelsea Boots And A Moody Floral Frock

How do you make two fall staples feel appropriate for August? It's all about the color; bright summery shades, to be exact. Rather than reach for a pair of black, brown or tan ankle boots, amp things up with a vibrant red, orange or yellow instead. Wear them with a dress that features complementary hues and keep your other accessories light.

Get the look: Yumi Kim dress ($188); Chloé bag ($1,690); Alexa Chung boots ($227)

black cowboy boots and a matching tent dress
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Black Cowboy Boots And A Matching Tent Dress

The Texan classic is having a major comeback (and not just for festivals, either). Short, black cowboy boots feel less like a costume than taller brown pairs, especially if they come decorated with adorable mini daisies. Do as the Southern ladies do and wear ’em with comfy, flirty minis all season long.

Get the look: 1.State blazer ($86); Shani dress ($384); Valentino boots ($838)

gem tone boots and summery florals
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Gem-tone Boots And Summery Florals

Yes, you can wear those satin-finished, sapphire blue sock boots before Labor Day. Go all in with color and wear them with all your favorite printed pieces and some vibrant statement earrings.

Get the look: BaubleBar earrings ($38); Ted Baker shirt ($209); Faithfull the Brand skirt ($149); Giuseppe Zanotti boots ($417)

classic black boots with an easy tee and an a line skirt
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Classic Black Boots With An Easy Tee And An A-line Skirt

There's a reason every single one of these pieces is considered a classic wardrobe staple. Put them all together and you've got a perfect, season-less ensemble.

Get the look: Bershka T-shirt ($11); My Accessories belt ($16); Gap skirt ($42); Dolce Vita boots ($160)



Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...