Here's How to Pull Off Those Trendy Rock-Star Booties

Not your average ankle boot

You’ve seen them on the runways, on Pinterest, on your exceptionally chic friends…but how exactly does one incorporate those rock-star booties (you know, those chunky-heeled ankle boots that hit higher on your calf and come in wild colors or with interesting details) into rotation? We headed back to Pinterest for ideas on how to effortlessly add these trendy boots to the mix. Get that and more inspiration on our Fall Fashion board.

The Impression

Go Neutral

Choose a nude or bone color to keep the look more subdued. Extra points for pairing them with a cropped suit for a chic take on work wear.

Make Velvet Your Friend

Get in on the fabric of the moment—velvet—and kill two trends with one boot.

Play With Color

These high-rise styles really stand out in vibrant hues. Don’t be afraid to pick a pair that resembles one of your favorite nail polish shades.

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Don't Be Afraid To Look A Little Vintage In White

This is the new way to rock the ’70s look—a white cropped go-go boot. It’s retro yet modern and so easy to pair with a slew of ensembles.

Free People

Or Try A Wild Print

Use this chunky-heeled shape to live out your snake-print-shoe fantasies. But go simple with the rest of the outfit to let these be the focal point. 

Upgrade Your Go-to Boot In Black

To get the most versatility, of course, opt for black. Replace a typical heel with a bootie for work and you’ll have heads turning.

Pair Your Boots With Chunky Sweaters

We love this look of a bulky knit and raw-hem denim. The heeled boot gives you a more polished finish.  

Cuff Your Denim To Show Them Off

If your jeans aren't cropped, roll them up to let the boots take center stage. You’re opting for a bold style, anyway—see it through and go big.

And If All Else Fails, Go Low

It the heel height trips you up, opt for a lower version with buckles and hardware to get a similar effect. 

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