Charlotte Russe bootie

Winter white faux suede is a fresh alternative to brown or black. 

Payless microsuede ankle boots

Leggings or skinny pants would show off these layered folds of microsuede. 

Fergalicious stacked-heel ankle boots

The knit cuff on these funky stacked-heel platforms rolls up to midcalf for a different look. 

Fergalicious, $80; for stores
White House Black Market plaid ankle boots

Plaid shoe-boots walk the line between preppy and racy with a peep-toe, side cutouts, and a stiletto heel. 

Loft ankle boots

A conservative take on the ankle-high trend fits easily into your weekday rotation. 

Loft, $99;
Calvin Klein black ankle boots

Worn with black tights, these high-heeled biker-inspired boots make your legs look a mile long. 

Calvin Klein, $158;
Via Spiga red ankle boots

Picture a bolt of scarlet suede peeking out from under dark trousers: the perfect amount of pop for the office. 

Via Spiga, $225, select Nordstrom stores; 800-695-8000
Kors Michael Kors ankle boots

A cinched ankle adds a feminine flourish to this otherwise simple, classic shape. 

Kors Michael Kors, $295, Saks Fifth Avenue; 877-612-7257
Pura Lopez platform ankle boots

Gain instant stature with mega-platforms in blue-jean-friendly indigo leather. 

Pura López, $375;
DKNY ankle boots

Lace-up spectators with a chunky heel flirt with the menswear look. 

DKNY, $395, select Macy's stores; 800-622-9748
Botkier ankle boots

A futuristic harness kicks up these low-cut, round-toe fuchsia statement-makers. 

Botkier, $425;
Cole Haan woven ankle boots

Air pockets in the sole and a breathable woven construction make these super-comfortable.


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