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What Kind of Outfit Do You Wear Peep Toe Ankle Boots With?

by Jennifer Blair, studioD

When the weather cools off, ankle booties are a stylish alternative to your usual pumps. But if you prefer a little more edge in your footwear, peep toe ankle boots are an even better option -- with their sexy, toe-baring design, they can spice up your look in an instant. While they are definitely a standout shoe, though, you can wear them with a variety of outfits. So whether you're headed to lunch with friends or a swanky cocktail party, there's an outfit that will work with your peep toe ankle boots.

Keep It Casual

Peep toe ankle boots are ideal footwear for a casual outfit that needs a little more personality. Pair brown suede booties with a cranberry boyfriend sweater and dark wash skinny jeans for a low-key look that’s still high on style. For extra comfort, wear a pair of black leather peep toe ankle boots with black leggings and a camel colored tunic top. If the top’s a little loose, add a black leather belt to cinch your waist and match the booties.

Get Dressy

When you really want your peep toe ankle boots to stand out, pair them with a dress or skirt that ends around the knee. Pair cognac leather booties with an olive shirt dress and gold jewelry for a sexy, polished outfit. If you’re wearing a girly flower print skirt, give it a bit of an edge by pairing it with nude colored mesh peep toe booties. Instead of your usual black peep toe pumps, wear black leather peep toe ankle boots with your favorite little black dress to give your cocktail wear a modern twist -- or make an even bolder statement by wearing your cocktail dress with red suede peep toe booties that really demand attention.

Go Edgy

Peep toe booties tend to have a modern feel, so try pairing them with other edgy pieces for a sleek, sexy look on your next girls’ night out. Wear black leather booties that feature studs or buckle details with a pair of faux leather skinny pants. Add an off-the-shoulder top or a basic white V-neck for a sultry, low-key look. You can also pair black leather peep toe ankle boots with dark wash skinny jeans and a black leather moto jacket. Wear a sequin tank underneath for some added bling.

Button It Up

If your office doesn’t have a conservative dress code, peep toe booties can be a striking alternative to pumps at work -- just pair them with tights to make them office-appropriate. Tuck a cobalt button-down into a black pencil skirt, and pair the outfit with plain black tights and leather ankle booties for a polished, work-ready look that has plenty of personality. You can also pair a simple charcoal wrap dress with gray tights and gray suede peep toe booties for a monochromatic look that can help you look long and lean at the office. Just be sure the tights don't have a toe seam.

About the Author

Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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