They pair exceptionally well with dresses.
Sandal season is in full force, but some of the most stylish stars are zigging while everyone else is zagging. Instead of the tried-and-true sandal/dress combo, summer dresses and boot outfits have been populating street style images. Turns out, there’s no need to wait until fall to wear those combat boots.
Just a day ago, Lily Aldridge posted a picture on Instagram showing off a beautiful floral Dôen dress and a pair of classic tan suede ankle boots. Fellow model Adut Akech seems to love the contrast, too. Her interpretation of the winning outfit included a red mini dress and Prada’s uber-popular combat boots. And it’s not just the models who are into the dueling look. Katie Holmes and Diane Kruger are also on board. Each lady has a very distinct sense of style, but their looks all prove that summer dresses and boot outfits are a clever alternative when you want to skip open-toe. Read on to see exactly how each star brings the chic pairing to life.
Give all of your floral dresses a completely new vibe by slipping on a pair of ankle boots just like Aldridge.
Madewell Lucie smocked button-front midi dress$138MADEWELL
Everlane The Glove boot
Follow Kruger’s lead and give sweet floral dresses a cool-girl twist with a pair of cutout boots.
Reformation Deven floral print mini dress$180NET-A-PORTER
Chloé Rylee ankle boots$1,390CHLOÉ
Toughen up a day-to-night mini dress with a chunky pair of combat boots, similar to Akech’s Prada style.
P.A.R.O.S.H. ruched side dress
Prada mini bag combat boot$1,420NORDSTROM
Hit refresh on those plaid dresses and anchor them with a great pair of classic brown boots.
A.P.C. Raquel linen shirtdress
Chloé Diane harness leather combat boots
If anyone can breathe new life into an LBD, it’s Kendall Jenner. Take notes and try styling yours with a western bootie.
Bardot exposed back slipdress$139NORDSTROM
Ganni western leather ankle boots
For maximum coolness, take those monochromatic looks to the next level with a leather-on-leather look.
Nanushka Ernie ruched vegan leather mini dress
Irina Shayk x Tamara Mellon Escape boot$896TAMARA MELLON
This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Alexis Bennett